Meyer Bergman
Private Equity Real Estate
About Meyer Bergman

Meyer Bergman is a privately held investment management firm with an experienced team that has a track record of investment and value creation in retail and mixed-use real estate. Meyer Bergman targets well-located, urban assets across major markets in Europe and the United States that are under-managed or under-utilised. It manages these actively to deliver attractive returns to its investors. Meyer Bergman’s current acquisition efforts are focused on well-located, defensive assets across major metropolitan areas.

It advises four closed-ended, value-add real estate funds, the VIA Outlet Venture, and co-investments totalling more than €5 billion of assets under management on behalf of global institutional investors, which include leading pension funds, endowments and asset managers. The firm has its headquarters in London and an office in New York City.

Key info
Founded in:
2004
Headquarters:
London
Size:
11-50
employees
Markus S. Meijer
CEO

Markus Meijer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer and chairs the Funds' Investment Committees. Markus has extensive corporate finance and real estate investment and development experience. He has originated, executed and exited single asset, portfolio, and non-performing loan transactions across the United States, the UK and Continental Europe. Before founding Meyer Bergman in 2004, Markus was the CFO at Meyer Bergman's predecessor, MAB Group, where he was responsible for the strategic restructuring of the business, culminating in the portfolio sale of the European development business to a global financial institution.

Markus began his career in 1995 at Hines in Chicago and London, before joining Goldman Sachs' Principal Investment Area team in 1997.

Markus graduated from Leyden University with a Master's degree in law, and received his MBA in 2002 from INSEAD. Additionally, Markus speaks six languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch).

Mark Gamble
Head of Asset Management

Mark Gamble is the Head of Asset Management and an Investment Committee member. Mark brings extensive experience across Europe, having lived and worked in the United Kingdom and CEE. Since joining in 2008, Mark oversees the strategic asset management as well as the subsequent dispositions of the fund portfolios. His involvement with assets begins prior to their acquisition, providing support for the acquisitions team and ensuring that the business plans are realistic and deliverable. He also ensures that assets are transitioned and integrated operationally with strong in-house managers who can implement the asset plan.

Prior to joining Meyer Bergman, Mark worked for Heitman for six years as Senior Vice President and Head of European Retail Asset Management based in Warsaw, where he was responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of retail assets located throughout Central and Eastern Europe, valued over €800 million. Prior to this, Mark was director of retail consultancy at DTZ in Poland.

Mark has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Real Estate Management and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Blake Loveless
Principal

Blake Loveless is a Principal and an Investment Committee member. Blake joined Meyer Bergman in 2006 and is responsible for acquisitions in Europe. Blake has been involved in sourcing, executing, and overseeing €2 billion of acquisitions across Europe and United Kingdom. Prior to joining Meyer Bergman, Blake worked in private banking and established and managed a prominent family office.

Blake graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in economics from the School of Foreign Service. He is a CFA charterholder and is fluent in Spanish and English.

Fredrik Kumlin
Vice President

Fredrik Kumlin joined Meyer Bergman in 2009 and is a Vice President, focusing on acquisitions across Europe with a concentration on the Nordic markets, having executed transactions in excess of €2 billion in the United Kingdom, the Nordics, CEE, Western and Southern Europe. Until 2006, Fredrik worked at East Capital Asset Management as a Private Sales Representative, where he had responsibility for HNW individuals in Eastern Europe.

He also spent a year working as a Secretary-Archivist at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow, and prior to this he served as an Intelligence Company Leader for the Swedish Ministry of Defense.

Fredrik graduated from the London School of Economics with a B.Sc. in International Relations. He is fluent in five languages (Swedish, English, Greek, Portuguese and Russian).

Rob Tyson
Principal

Rob Tyson is a Principal and an Investment Committee member. Rob joined Meyer Bergman in 2009 and focuses on the financing, structuring and execution of new and existing investments, along with overseeing investor reporting and portfolio management. Prior to joining Meyer Bergman, Rob worked with JER Partners in London from 2002 to 2008 and previously, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte.
Rob graduated from the University of Warwick with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Venture Capital

Revolt Ventures is an early stage venture capital and growth equity fund based in London. We invest in companies that are innovating at the intersection of retail, real estate and technology.

Our strategic partner, Meyer Bergman, is a preeminent owner of real estate in the UK, Europe and the USA. Revolt MB has a long history of investing in iconic retail assets – including on the Champs-Elysees and Bond St – and has unparalleled knowledge of creating unique, experience-driven destinations.

Technology has enabled us to interact with real estate in a fundamentally different way – changing how people identify, evaluate and interact with products and buildings. At RV, we are passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs inspiring this change. We leverage MB’s offline expertise and provide capital, strategic advice, and sales opportunities for young companies seeking to reinvent the retail and real estate industries.

We invest between €500k and €2m in early-stage (Seed+ to Series B) real estate technology, retail technology and real estate operating companies.

Investment

The firm's primary objective is value creation through the active development, repositioning and asset management of under-utilised or undermanaged retail assets including shopping centres and high street shops in downtown and out-of-town locations, as well as corporate opportunities with a significant retail angle. Meyer Bergman targets attractive investment opportunities in Western, Central and Eastern Europe with typical transaction values ranging from €40 million to €350 million.

With its specialist retail focus, extensive experience, compelling investment strategy and integrated investment platform, Meyer Bergman is uniquely positioned to maximize value and generate superior returns for investors.

Asset Management

Through its well-established pan-European network, Meyer Bergman continually expands and maintains a diverse pipeline of attractive investments in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, with a typical range of transaction value from €40 million to €600 million.

The Group focuses on investments with a retail component, including shopping centers and high street shops in both downtown and out-of-town locations as well as corporate opportunities with a significant retail angle.

Its demonstrated ability and experience to develop creative solutions and execute complex transactions enables it to take better advantage of the most attractive risk/return opportunities the pan-European real estate market offers. Meyer Bergman combines its deep knowledge of the real estate market with world-class investment management, and complements this with the experience of its strategic partners to drive superior value creation.

Target transactions types:
> Corporate entities with a significant retail angle
> Portfolios of attractive assets coupled with non-core assets
> Core assets whose performance might be improved through skilled and focused active asset management
> Investment targets in need of financial restructuring
> Joint Venture opportunities with developers, retailers and other investors
> Opportunities to acquire additional REIT entities in various European geographies

Headquarters
20 Air Street London, London, W1B 5DL, United Kingdom