With a curriculum in which his times at Neinor Homes and Lone Star stand out, Juan Gomez Vega will have in hands the task of expanding DFI’s activity in Southern Europe, in particular, Portugal and Spain, where the company has already been carrying out investments. DFI’s portfolio of real estate assets under management in Iberia includes two office buildings in Lisbon’s CBD and a set of rental housing buildings in Spain, with some of them having been invested through Spanish Elix Vintage Residencial Socimi.
Now, «having already assembled a significant portfolio in Spain and Portugal, we have a strong foundation to expand our activities across the region where we see significant value potential, which we believe will be amplified by market dislocation in the short to medium term», revealed DFI’s co-founder and co-managing partner Gavin Neilan to Real Asset Media.
The Iberian portfolio is a small part of the 2.4 billion euro portfolio managed by the German private equity, which by the middle of last year concluded its first fund DFI European Value-Add with around 800 million euro.
It should be noted that, despite being currently managed independently by its founding partners, DFI is part of a larger group, the Deutsche Finance Group, headquartered in Munich, with more than 6.5 billion euro in assets under management.