Practice Areas

  • Investment Management

    A lack of prime assets, wider geopolitical issues, new developments and redevelopment, the logistics space, and residential markets dominated headlines in European real estate in 2019. As the end of the cycle approaches, focus turns to the severity of the impending downturn and the opportunities and threats it presents in 2020.

    In this dynamic and constantly evolving investment landscape, Caravel has helped clients retain their competitive edge by sourcing the best talent, niche skill sets and market intelligence quickly.

    Our Real Estate Investment Management practice supports a diverse portfolio of leading investment managers, private equity, pension funds, REITs, asset managers, family offices, property companies, developers and advisory firms.

    Functional Coverage: Investment & acquisitions / Underwriting / Fund management / Asset management / Risk management & compliance / Property development / Capital raising and investor relations / Finance, accounting & controlling / Portfolio management / Tax / Treasury

  • Real Estate Finance

    The real estate debt market has undergone significant change since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.

    Traditional bank lending has been limited by tougher regulation enabling alternate lenders such as insurance companies, debt funds and private equity groups to satisfy demand.

    Our Real Estate Finance practice has remained at the forefront of an evolving market, supporting a diverse portfolio of banks, debt funds, insurance companies, and global advisory firms.

    Product Coverage: Senior debt / Mezzanine finance / Development finance / CMBS / RMBS / Whole loans

    Functional Coverage: Origination / Underwriting / Portfolio management & credit risk management / Loan servicing / Asset management / Property risk management / Debt restructuring / Capital raising and investor relations / Finance, accounting & controlling / Tax  / Treasury

  • Investment Banking

    A research driven process ensures the most appropriate talent is identified, enabling us to guide clients to make informed recruitment decisions.

    Through our in-house market intelligence capabilities and extensive network of contacts we’re able to execute assignments with both speed and accuracy.

    Our client base includes leading US and European investment banks, niche investment banks and global real estate advisory firms.

    Product Coverage: Debt capital markets / Equity capital markets / Mergers & acquisitions

    Functional Coverage: Origination / Structuring and execution / Restructuring

  • Advisory

    The Real Estate Advisory practice prides itself on having developed deep relationships with senior heads of advisory businesses across the UK, Luxembourg and Europe. 

    Over the past decade we have managed multiple campaigns at all levels of seniority across a range of our client’s services, sectors and geographies. 

    Our client base includes leading fund & corporate services firms, investment & asset management advisory firms, debt advisors, and mid-market corporate finance advisors.

    Product Coverage: Asset management / Investment advisory / Valuation / Corporate finance / Loan servicing / Debt restructuring / NPL underwriting / Capital raising and investor relations / Alternative property investing / Debt & structured finance / Fund management & governance / Accounting & reporting / AIFMD reporting / Tax / Vehicle establishment

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Effective recruitment is essential but should not be at the expense of losing focus on what you do best.

Recruitment is driven by a strategic objective and you are often under pressure to achieve that objective whether it is due to time constraints, need for a specific skill set or concerns around confidentiality.

Caravel has an extensive network of contacts in real estate developed over decades in the industry. We keep in regular contact with our network enabling us to present a shortlist of appropriate candidates quickly.

Confidentiality and privacy are central to our business and we have significant experience managing sensitive recruitment assignments.

Competitor Intelligence

Whether you are in offensive or defensive mode, staying ahead of the competition is vital.

We provide analysis of your competitors’ strategy, headcount, organisational structure and compensation. Our clients use this information for the purposes of human resource benchmarking as well as identifying potential opportunities and threats.

This enables our clients to attract and retain the best talent.

  • “Over the past year Caravel has helped us recruit a number of candidates for both finance-advisory and asset-management roles. On each occasion John and Ian have worked diligently to understand our specific requirements and target high quality candidates to help grow our business. We have been impressed with their market knowledge and tenacity, and have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

    Nick Spencer,
    Partner, BBS Capital.

  • “We started working with Caravel because they could demonstrate a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the market. However, we continued working with them for a variety of reasons: because they asked a lot of questions to get to know us and our business and truly focused on listening to our answers; because they are consistently straightforward and clear; and ultimately because they helped us grow our team with excellent hires.”

    Ryan Steele,
    Chief Operating Officer, Maslow Capital.

  • “They invested their time in getting to know us and our business”

    Matt Harris, Managing Director, Goldacre.

  • Sector Specialists

    With over 35 years of combined experience, our team are adept at understanding your needs and strives to build effective partnerships that benefit your business.

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