We specialise in European Sale-Leaseback, Build to Suit
and Net Lease transactions

Gordon F. DuGan
Co-Founder & Chairman

Gordon has over 25 years investment experience and is focused on the strategic direction of Blackbrook Capital. Prior to founding Blackbrook, Gordon was CEO of Gramercy Property Trust (GPT), a fund specialising in industrial properties which was acquired by Blackstone for $7.6 billion. As part of GPT, Gordon founded Gramercy Europe, which acquired more than €1 billion of industrial assets across Europe. Before that, Gordon was CEO of W. P. Carey where he oversaw its growth to more than $10 billion AuM and established the European business.

Gordon graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BSc in Economics with a concentration in Finance. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project.

Arvi A. I. Luoma
Co-Founder & CEO

Arvi is responsible for the overall strategy, operations and investment activities of Blackbrook Capital. He has more than 15 years of real estate investment experience in Sale-Leaseback, Build to Suit, Net Lease and Value-Add real estate acquisitions across more than 20 countries and all major asset classes including industrial & logistics, office, retail, healthcare and hospitality. Prior to founding Blackbrook, Arvi was Head of European Investments at W. P. Carey.

Arvi graduated from Oxford University with an MEng in Materials Science, Economics & Management. He is a reserve officer in the Finnish Navy where he served as Chairman of the Reserve Officer Course. He also serves as a Trustee of the Teacher Development Trust. Arvi is fluent in Finnish.

Sameera Kolhatkar
Senior Associate

Sameera joined Blackbrook’s investment team in 2021 having been an Investment Associate at Eldridge covering strategic investments in finance, real estate, technology, and entertainment. Previously, she had interned at Morgan Stanley in institutional equities, as well as at J. P. Morgan.

Sameera graduated from Cornell University with a BSc in Applied Economics and Management. Sameera is fluent in Japanese.

Taran Lall
Finance Director

Taran is responsible for all financial aspects of Blackbrook. Prior to joining the firm, Taran was the Financial Controller and Investment Funding Manager at Fruition Properties Group, a London-based property development and investment group. Before that, Taran spent eight years at Deloitte in its Real Estate Tax group.

Taran graduated with First-Class Honours from the University of Birmingham where he attained a BSc in Money, Banking and Finance. He is an ICAEW chartered accountant (ACA).

Solen Le Lannou
Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Solen is the Office Manager for Blackbrook’s London office as well as the Executive Assistant for Blackbrooks leadership team. Previously, Solen had been the Office Manager and Executive Assistant at La Mancha Services as well as at Excellence Logging. She also spent six years as an Executive Assistant at Blackstone, and prior to that held similar positions at Credit Agricole CIB. Solen is fluent in French.

Olivier Lebrun
Portfolio & ESG Manager

Olivier is responsible for all property and build to suit management at Blackbrook as well as driving the firm’s sustainability strategies. Previously Olivier was Head of Asset Services at Cushman & Wakefield Luxembourg and prior to that he worked at JLL in Property Management, as well as in Facility Management for Fidelity International.

Olivier graduated from the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne with a DUT in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Data Processing. He has been trained as a BREEAM In-Use auditor. Olivier is fluent in French.

Alex Macri
Fund Manager

Alex is responsible for Blackbrook’s fund management and the day-to-day operations of Blackbrook’s Luxembourg office. Prior to joining Blackbrook, Alex worked at Cromwell Property Group as a Portfolio Manager and Conducting Officer, and before that as Head of Luxembourg Operations for HPS Investment Partners. He started his career in real estate fund management at Hines.

Alex holds a BA in Statistics from Università di Padova and an MBA from San Francisco State University. He is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish.

Jon Strang
Director

Jon is a senior member of Blackbrook’s investment team. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Clarion Partners, an investment manager specialising in industrial properties in Europe. Jon has been directly involved in the structuring and closing of more than €1 billion of real estate investments primarily in the UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Iberia and Poland. Previously he had worked at J. P. Morgan Cazenove in its Investment Banking Division where he covered diversified industrial companies and the mining sector.

Jon graduated with First-Class Honours from Oxford University with an MEng in Engineering Science.

Alice Vacani
Senior Associate

Alice joined Blackbrooks investment team in 2021 having previously worked at Northwood Investors covering pan-European real estate equity investments, CMBS and UK regional asset management. Prior to that she had worked at Goldman Sachs in alternative investments as well as with Rothesay Life in asset origination.

Alice graduated from Oxford University with an MChem in Chemistry.

Iaryna Zakurnaieva
Financial Controller

Iaryna is the Financial Controller for Blackbrook’s European portfolio. Prior to joining Blackbrook, she served as a Senior Manager at Intertrust Group and before that was an Audit Manager at Deloitte.

Iaryna holds a BA in International Economics & Management and an MA in International Accounting & Auditing from the Kiev National University of Economics. She is a member of the ACCA. Iaryna speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian, and conversational Polish.

Arvi A. I. Luoma
Co-Founder & CEO

Arvi is responsible for the overall strategy, operations and investment activities of Blackbrook Capital. He has more than 15 years of real estate investment experience in Sale-Leaseback, Build to Suit, Net Lease and Value-Add real estate acquisitions across more than 20 countries and all major asset classes including industrial & logistics, office, retail, healthcare and hospitality. Prior to founding Blackbrook, Arvi was Head of European Investments at W. P. Carey.

Arvi graduated from Oxford University with an MEng in Materials Science, Economics & Management. He is a reserve officer in the Finnish Navy where he served as Chairman of the Reserve Officer Course. He also serves as a Trustee of the Teacher Development Trust. Arvi is fluent in Finnish.

Jon Strang
Director

Jon is a senior member of Blackbrook’s investment team. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Clarion Partners, an investment manager specialising in industrial properties in Europe. Jon has been directly involved in the structuring and closing of more than €1 billion of real estate investments primarily in the UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Iberia and Poland. Previously he had worked at J. P. Morgan Cazenove in its Investment Banking Division where he covered diversified industrial companies and the mining sector.

Jon graduated with First-Class Honours from Oxford University with an MEng in Engineering Science.

Sameera Kolhatkar
Senior Associate

Sameera joined Blackbrook’s investment team in 2021 having been an Investment Associate at Eldridge covering strategic investments in finance, real estate, technology, and entertainment. Previously, she had interned at Morgan Stanley in institutional equities, as well as at J. P. Morgan.

Sameera graduated from Cornell University with a BSc in Applied Economics and Management. Sameera is fluent in Japanese.

Alice Vacani
Senior Associate

Alice joined Blackbrooks investment team in 2021 having previously worked at Northwood Investors covering pan-European real estate equity investments, CMBS and UK regional asset management. Prior to that she had worked at Goldman Sachs in alternative investments as well as with Rothesay Life in asset origination.

Alice graduated from Oxford University with an MChem in Chemistry.