PropertyMatch was formed in 2009 through the collaboration of CBRE, a leading real estate advisor and GFI Group, a financial intermediary with market leading technology.
The business objective was to bring transparency, efficiency and liquidity to the secondary trading of real estate fund positions, covering the spectrum of single stake intermediation, portfolio transactions and mandated sales processes.
The team will cover all your post-execution requirements, liaising with the fund administrators, completing transfer documents, assisting with the negotiation of Sale and Purchase Agreements and ensuring smooth and efficient settlement.
PropertyMatch has become a useful marketplace for trading and pricing unlisted funds in Europe. The transparency it creates has undoubtedly increased the liquidity in a number of funds and brings benefits to both investors and fund managers alike.
No conflict of interest with fund management or obligations to individual funds
Bringing financial market practices into the real estate space and providing the best market pricing available
Low transactions cost split between buyer and seller
Discreet process maintained with names only revealed at the point of execution
Co-ordination of all documentation and payments to ensure a timely and efficient settlement of trades
Transparency & Liquidity
Interactive trading screen providing price transparency and instantaneous distribution to over 1,100 investors
All trades published through the platform, providing full trade history
– Constant dialogue with investors
– Working orders
– Analysis of funds
– Portfolio sales
– Single asset mandates
– Auctions / Reverse Auctions
Providing mark-to-market values for over 180 funds
PropertyMatch, working under the CBREIIS entity is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to arrange secondary transactions and to promote in EMEA. CBRE has other regulated businesses in all major financial markets with dedicated secondary teams. Global promotions are run in co-operation with these teams and in compliance with local regulation.
The Property Match Team
Head of PropertyMatch Desk
Michael has worked at CBRE since 2005 as part of the GFI Joint venture both in respect of Property Derivatives and PropertyMatch.
Michael has over 25 years in managing and developing illiquid assets and has previously been
involved in trading commodities, where he set up the commodities division at GFI working specifically as Head of Energy as well as Coal and Shipping.
Ben is a senior broker with over 20 years’ experience trading and broking various commodities including Electricity, Fixed Income, Equities and Oil. He was also responsible for setting up and running the Electricity trading desk at GFI.
For 10 years Ben has been instrumental in developing the secondary market for indirect property Funds at CBRE.
Sam is a broker on the PropertyMatch team, arranging secondary market deals in unlisted funds in the UK & Europe.
Sam joined the team in 2010 and has been influential in the development of the PropertyMatch platform, helping to establish standard trading procedures and the structuring of deals.
Zehra worked at GFI for more than a year on the power desk as broker support before moving to PropertyMatch in September 2015.
Now at PropertyMatch, Zehra works closely with counterparties and shadows the settlement process from start to finish.
Kathie has worked at CBRE for over ten years. As the PA for the Propertymatch desk Kathie is responsible for the brokerage invoicing.