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Rivercrown is a specialist investment management and debt advisory business focused on real estate opportunities across Europe.  Our comprehensive and integrated platform  enables us to originate and execute on a wide range of debt and equity investments.

We  have advised on over €40 billion of transactions and executed €3.5 billion as principal – across both debt and equity transactions.

We are proud to be privately owned and independent, operating from offices across Europe. More recently we have opened an office in the US offering capital markets advisory functions.


About us

Our ambition is to redefine the approach to real estate investment management and advisory.

We work alongside corporates, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms, banks and funds.

What our clients and partners value most is the combination of our in-depth experience in financial markets and our extensive knowledge of real estate assets and markets.

We typically focus on asset classes that exhibit attractive market trends either on a cyclical or structural basis.


History

Rivercrown was formed in June 2019, when a number of entities that were previously part of the CR Group spun off and rebranded.

Founded in 2004, CR initially focussed on advising banks and financial institutions on the structuring (and later re-structuring) of complex portfolios of assets and loans.

The group recognised the demand for truly multi-jurisdictional capability and in the years from 2012, we built out a pan-European footprint which we maintain today.

Over that same period we have exploited the depth of our expertise and coverage to develop principal and investment management activities alongside our advisory activities, covering debt and equity.

This has helped us to attract the backing of a number of large institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds.

Initially Europe-only, Rivercrown has more recently opened an office in the US, offering capital market advisory functions.


What we do

Rivercrown offers a vertically integrated business model, delivering a comprehensive set of in-house capabilities right across Europe. Our investment in technology is transforming the quality and immediacy of our service to clients, enabling us to draw on the skills and experience of our team, whatever the location.


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Governance and team

Rivercrown is led by our managing directors Jacob Lyons and Stephen Benson.  Jacob and Stephen, along with Gilad Tal lead the Rivercrown Board, responsible for the governance of the firm.

The Board’s primary role is to provide the effective and entrepreneurial leadership required to meet the Group’s business objectives, as well as to guide the overall strategic development of the Group as a whole.

The Board has a strong culture of open debate.  All members of the senior management team are actively encouraged to challenge existing assumptions and raise challenging questions.

The Board is responsible for reviewing strategy and guiding the implementation in the overall scope of business and interest of its stakeholders.  The Board meets monthly, as well as on an ad-hoc basis as required by time-critical business needs.  It is supported by the firmwide ‘Conflicts and Risk’ and ‘Personnel and Remuneration’ committees, which meet quarterly.

At divisional level, there are three internal committees: ‘Debt Investment Screening, ‘Equity Investment Screening’ and ‘Advisory’, which meet bi-weekly.  Rivercrown also employs a Head of Compliance, who is responsible for firm-wide risk management, compliance and ESG related matters.

Rivercrown Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


Rivercrown Team

Our team is rooted in the markets we serve. Our real estate and finance specialists from regions such as the UK, US, Spain, Portugal and Germany, have a deep understanding of local markets and tends ensuring that our investment decision-making process is based on tangible evidence and clear insight.

  • Jacob Lyons, Managing Director

    Jacob co-founded the predecessor to Rivercrown. He has more than 13 years of experience in the finance industry. Previously worked in the M&A and restructuring divisions at Rothschild in both London and Paris.
  • Stephen Benson, Managing Director

    Co-founded the predecessor to Rivercrown. He has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate finance industry, previously worked as a chartered surveyor with Knight Frank, CBRE and Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Carla André, Managing Director

  • Kirsten Glaser, Managing Director

  • Ana Amaral, Director

  • Carlos Quiroga, Director

  • Charles Archer, Director

  • Eugenio Bengoechea, Director

  • Evan Goldszak, Associate Director

  • Joachim Härtel, Associate Director

  • Max Hagelstein, Associate Director

  • Matthias Zink, Associate Director

  • João Pedro Carvalho, Associate

  • Shaun Duignan, Associate

  • Gabriel Rogosnitzky, Analyst

  • Shervann Miller-Ferdinand, Analyst

  • Pedro Morais, Analyst

  • Filipe Faria, Analyst

  • Jarvis Liu, Analyst

  • Tomás Pereira, Case Officer Secured

  • Nicolas Vocos, Advisor

  • Alison Cull, Advisor, Legal

  • Carolina Marques, Adivors, Legal

  • Giles Woodward, Advisor, Compliance

  • Malcolm Sevren, Advisor, Human Resources

Culture and Values

At Rivercrown we are committed to making positive contributions to the environment in which we operate and to delivering the highest standard of corporate governance.

Our culture is underpinned by our 10 business principles:


  • Clients and partners

    The needs of our clients and partners are our first priority

  • Teamwork

    Collaboration delivers optimal outcomes

  • Performance

    Delivering successful outcomes are paramount to our sustainability

  • Talent

    Recruiting, nurturing and cultivating the best people

  • Excellence

    We aim to execute our activities to the highest standards

  • Responsibility

    The highest conduct of behaviour will preserve the firm’s integrity and reputation

  • Innovation

    We strive to be innovative in our thinking

  • Meritocracy

    We always invite and reward individual contributions to the team

  • Entrepreneurship

    Dynamism and creativity will lead to opportunity

  • Equal opportunities

    We are an equal opportunities employer