FREO Group

Company Profile

FREO Group as it is known today was established in 1996. 20 years and over 40 transactions later, FREO is today an independent international investment manager and developer with a deep and cohesive network of 15 offices in 7 countries with over 100 employees.

Our Approach

FREO offers a complete real estate lifecycle asset management service tailored to the needs of our partners and clients including asset selection, prudent capital structuring, identification of value creation opportunities through proactive management or repositioning and ultimately opportunistic disposal. We only target real estate investments that offer intrinsic value for our partners with the goal of delivering sustainable cash flows and long-term capital enhancement. We only operate in markets we know well and typically adopt an entrepreneurial yet rigorous approach using our local networks to source opportunities where we possess competitive advantages, often via off-market bilateral connections or limited marketing processes.

Teamwork

We strongly believe that the pooled intellectual capital of our team is our greatest asset. The majority of our senior management team have been working together for many years. Our deep and cohesive network of experienced local professionals work seamlessly together from our modern and connected offices in London, Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Paris, Marseille, Madrid, Barcelona, Zurich, Lucerne, Luxembourg and New York. It may be a cliché, but we firmly believe, and we continually find that when we work together as a team we always deliver superior results.

Corporate Governance

At FREO, we recognise the importance of appropriate corporate governance and risk management, not just for our daily business and management, but most importantly to protect the interests of our partners. As an international Group with multiple integrated business lines working together, our policy is that all of our activities should be conducted according to the same fundamental principles of honesty, integrity, responsibility and transparency and in full compliance with all relevant applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Our Management Board consists of our Group Partners and is a permanent internal governance body, which determines overall Group management and strategy. Our Investment Committee is formed of a multi-disciplined group of our most senior staff who have an average of more than 20 years of real estate experience. Our senior staff also consistently strive to promote sound corporate governance practices across the company, having always as our principal objective the best interests of the Group and our partners.

Lastly and importantly, FREO Group is privately owned by the senior management team, which delivers absolute alignment of interests for our investment partners and ensures our full focus is only on successful execution of each project.