BrickVest Enhances Institutional Rating and Research Capabilities with a New Senior Appointment 

BrickVest, the London-based real estate crowd-investing platform, has today announced the appointment of Rémi Antonini as head of the BrickVest Rating Committee, which will strengthen the company’s institutional research and rating capabilities as it continues to expand its range of real estate investment opportunities. In this role Rémi will lead the development of BrickVest Ratings, a proprietary algorithmic-based risk rating programme for real estate investments to be launched in early 2017.

Rémi Antonini has had an extensive career in the real estate investment sector.  He is the former head of European real estate research at Goldman Sachs and was a partner & head of European real estate at Exane BNP Paribas, where he received several distinctions for the quality of his research including the best sell-side analyst for European real estate and winner of the Trophée des SIIC for best analyst of French real estate.  He is currently Managing Partner at Menkaura, the European real estate advisory firm he founded in 2010. He is a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst), a Chartered Surveyor and a RICS Registered Valuer. Rémi graduated from HEC Paris School of Management.

Together with Remi, BrickVest is designing a proprietary algorithmic risk-based rating model, which will enable investors to classify real estate investments according to risk, using a similar approach as fixed income rating agencies. In this way BrickVest Ratings intends to make investing in real estate more transparent and comparable.

Emmanuel Lumineau, CEO at BrickVest, commented: “When investors think about real estate risk they tend to focus on the property itself.  In reality the risk of any real estate investment is multi-dimensional; two identical buildings can have a completely different risk profile depending on the business plan, capital structure, the asset manager in charge of execution and the governance framework. We are very excited to be working with Rémi on building a comprehensive risk rating model. This will enable our investors to assess and price their risk while improving their portfolio management. Remi’s experience with institutional real estate investors and insight into the European real estate market is invaluable. It is testament to the scale of BrickVest’s reputation and ambition that we have attracted a leader of Rémi’s calibre to support our growth plans.

Rémi Antonini commented on his appointment: “It is a privilege to be joining BrickVest and I look forward to working with the team to develop risk-based tools that are still lacking for one of the largest asset classes. BrickVest is facilitating easier access to high quality real estate investment opportunities, which is rapidly disrupting a market that is ripe for change.”

Mr Antonini will also be joining BrickVest’s management committee comprising several leading executives in the real estate and technology sectors.  BrickVest is institutionalising the real estate crowd-investing model and is on a mission to offer investors online the same product and service as large institutions such as pension funds and insurance companies would expect while providing unique tools to assess, build and transact on their real estate investment portfolio.BrickVest has unlocked the ability to combine unparalleled ease of access and transparency while providing an institutional-level investment platform with increased liquidity, supported by best-in-class reputable fund service providers.

European investors interested in signing up and viewing BrickVest’s pan-European real estate investment offering can do so on https://brickvest.com/en/.

Author: Dylan Jones

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