Kiwi Business Spotlight
Kiwi led firm, SIRE Capital Partners is launching in January, opening its London ofﬁce in Marylebone. The newly formed venture represents a rebranding and expansion of SIRE Properties, a UK asset management and brokerage ﬁrm established in 2015.
will join the ﬁrm as a Principal alongside Patrick Ryan
who co-founded SIRE Properties
in 2015. The two Principals bring a range of experience working across asset management, portfolio management, debt capital markets and investment consultancy.
SIRE Capital Partners services
Small to medium sized investment ﬁrms often struggle to maintain their own capital raising team. Managing an internal team can be costly, inefﬁcient and slow to build up. With a broad and engaged investor network, combined with best-in-class presentation, SIRE CP can provide immediate value for these ﬁrms.
Private assets are opaque with a large portion of high-quality deals transacting "off-market." Via our network of advisers, asset owners and developers, we are well placed to source off-market opportunities that offer an attractive risk-adjusted return for
Contact Patrick or Sam to find out more.
Patrick Ryan [email protected]
Sam Faulkner [email protected]
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60 Seconds with…Sam Faulkner
SIRE Capital Partners
What is your connection with the property sector?
I have been working in Commerical Real Estate in London for the past 5.5 years with CBRE Investment Management (Global Investors). At CBRE IM I was a Global Portfolio Manager investing indirectly into unlisted RE Funds, JVs, Programmatic Ventures and Clubs.
I left CBRE last year and have joined Patrick Ryan at SIRE Capital Partners (previously SIRE Properties) as a Principal focusing on real assets Capital Advisory and Brokerage.
How long have you been in the UK?
What piece of advice would you give a fellow Kiwi new to London?
Building your network when you first arrive feels daunting given how big the City is, but its well worth the effort to go for coffees, drinks, networking events. You will build this valuable network quickly and realise that you run into the same people over and over again - particularly in Real Estate!
What is your number one London recommendation?
Sunday roast at the Albion in Islington - get the Pork belly
What makes you proud to be a Kiwi?
Our work ethic - if you want something done give it to the kiwi in the office
How can other KIP members help you?
Introductions are a great help. Given where capital markets are at present, cost of debt is front of mind for most investors. We are focusing on financing solutions that are innovative and appealing in a rising interest rate environment. Would love to speak with asset managers, asset owners or developers of UK Commerical / Residential Real Estate, particularly if you have a refinance event coming up.
How can you help other KIP members?
Let's find out! I'm always happy to meet for a coffee and discuss new or interesting ideas.
Kiwi fun facts
- Favourite NZ Sporting Personality? Brendan McCullum
- Favourite NZ beach? Medlands Beach, Great Barrier Island
- NZ food you miss most? Fresh caught Snapper
- Who would you most like to sit beside on your next trip back to NZ and why? My dad, never seem to have enough time to speak with him these days!
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