London, 13 October 2021 – SFO Capital Partners, the London-based global real estate investment company, has announced that Audrey Klein has joined as a Senior Advisor and will also serve as a Non-Executive Director on its Board of Directors as well as chairing its ESG committee.
Klein brings to SFO Capital Partners a diverse array of knowledge and experience in real estate investments, having worked at Park Hill Real Estate, the European capital-raising subsidiary of Blackstone, where she founded the firm’s continental Europe business. She began her career at Bank of America and has worked for funds in Germany and the UK for the last 25 years, including Caskar Partners, Cromwell Property Group and Kennedy Wilson.
Based in London, Klein is the co-founder and a Director at WIRE, an organization dedicated to providing a networking venue for women in the private equity real estate business. In addition, she sits on the Corporate Advisory Board for Great Ormond Street Hospital and holds multiple non-executive board roles including the Non-Executive Chair of the ESG committee for Planet Smart City.
At SFO Capital Partners, Klein joins five other directors, the majority of whom are independent, non-executive members with multidisciplinary expertise. This appointment further bolsters the depth and breadth of the team following Benjamin Koch joining in September from asset-manager Swiss Life as Managing Director, Head of Business Development – Europe.
Commenting on the appointment, Audrey Klein, Non-Executive Director of SFO Capital Partners said: “I am excited to join SFO Capital Partners, the firm has already built a remarkable global business and I look forward to working alongside my fellow board members to drive the company’s further growth and help realise sustainable value over the coming years.”
Mohamad Abouchalbak, CEO of SFO Capital Partners said: “We are thrilled to welcome Audrey Klein to our board. She is a highly accomplished professional with strong real estate experience accumulated throughout her distinguished career. Audrey is an asset and an important addition to the board at this stage of our growth journey. Her integrity, judgement and investment expertise will be immensely valuable to SFO Capital Partners in the years ahead.”
About SFO Capital Partners: SFO Capital Partners (SFO) is a London-based global real estate investment management firm focused on investing in high quality assets acquired at attractive valuations with a clear path to value creation. SFO adopts disciplined investment strategies organized by asset classes and geographies. SFO hands-on approach to investing combines entrepreneurial agility with best-in-class practices, consistently delivering superior risk adjusted returns to its private and institutional investors. As of September 2021, SFO has acquired a diversified portfolio comprising more than USD1.6 billion in assets located primarily in the USA and Europe, including 6,000 apartments and more than 7.0 million sqft of commercial real estate under management.