Martin Carr

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Martin Carr is a career real estate professional with deep expertise in development, asset management and corporate finance, across most of the Central and Eastern European real estate markets. He is a leader in the regional real estate market having been at the forefront of many of its trends and major advancements since the fall of Communism. Since 1992, when Martin first located to Prague, he has personally led, as advisor or principal, in excess of Euro 1.5 Bn of capital into and across the region.

Martin has an extensive base of contacts having cultivated many connections from initially his time running the Price Waterhouse real estate corporate finance businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Russia, and has added deep experience in the areas of retail development and asset management from when he was CFO of Trizec Hahn Europe and latterly as its head of acquisitions where a pan European retail platform was created in which Martin was a central player. For much of the last decade, however, Martin has led the creation of a top 3 CEE “best of breed” logistics development and asset management business across the region – Pinnacle – involving a multi faceted series of tasks from opening new offices, the recruitment of a world class management team, an aggressive and successful acquisition program, the creation of a major debt financing structure with a leading European bank, the establishment of sophisticated general construction and marketing systems and the overall eventual sale of that business at peak pricing.

Martin has consistently adopted a rigorous approach to investment and has ensured that assets are bought at the best possible pricing, that the highest value is added during the hold period and that they in turn are harvested successfully at the best price. He has consistently delivered for investors well in excess of 30% IRRs and in over two times equity multiples over the course of his career.

Martin is a Prague resident and his interests include his children, friends, socializing, theatre, reading, cinema, athletics, rugby and fast car collecting.