Arax Properties is a privately held London-based property investment firm. Founded over ten years ago, Arax invests and manages commercial real estate across Continental Europe and in the UK. Our aim is to create value throughout the life cycles of our investments by combining institutional-class financial and strategic know-how with hands-on operational skills and local expertise.
Since inception, Arax has built several successful joint ventures with blue chip institutional investors.
Arax Properties invests in commercial real estate across Europe and we primarily target investment opportunities in the UK, Germany and France.
We take the lead in all high-value activities throughout the life cycle of a property transaction – from acquisition to exit. We are working closely with several financial institutions and have longstanding relationships with most commercial real estate lending banks in Europe.
We are value investors focusing equally on the risk and the return of any given opportunity. Our style is very deliberate and we prefer to carefully pick our investments rather than maximise AUM.
Arax Properties has successfully invested in over one billion euros of real estate assets in the UK and across Continental Europe, delivering exceptional returns. Our strong track record is a result of our ability to focus on the high-value activities with specific attention to the risk-return trade-off.
Arax currently has €1 billion in assets under management across UK, Germany, France and Switzerland. Our platforms are primarily focused on retail, office and logistics.
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Arax Properties has a skilled team of real estate professionals with experience in real estate across various sectors and geographies. The team focuses on high-value activities and work with the best in class service providers across geographies and products.
The management team has worked closely together for many years on all types of real estate transactions, exceeding €5 billion in value. Arax fosters a highly entrepreneurial culture, and a number of its team members successfully started and ran their own businesses prior to joining the firm.
Arax’s head office is located in London with a subsidiary in Berlin.
Fabrice has 23 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate and is the founder of Arax Properties. Prior to Arax, he was Managing Director for London and Regional Properties Ltd as the head of European investments.
Before that, Fabrice was a Partner at Soros Real Estate Partners, hired directly out of Goldman Sachs' Real Estate Principal Investment Area.
Ciedic joined Arax in 2008 from Rhodius Partners Ltd, a commercial real estate debt-advisory boutique she co-founded in 2005 that raised €2 billion of debt to fund European real estate acquisitions between 2005 and 2008.
Previously, she was at JP Morgan working in Leveraged Finance, Special Situations, and Structured Credit. She holds degrees from Oxford University and the London School of Economics, as well as an MBA from INSEAD.
Jonathan has 17 years of experience in real estate. He joined Arax in 2015 following four years spent with Apollo Global Management, where he sourced and executed large real estate investments in Continental Europe. Prior to that, Jonathan spent over five years at Citi Property Investors, the real estate opportunistic arm of Citigroup, and one year at the private real estate investment company London & Regional Properties.
Jonathan started his career in M&A and real estate investment banking at Schroder Salomon Smith Barney in London, where he spent four years. Jonathan holds a first class degree in Management from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
Milan has 18 years of German real estate experience, joining Arax in 2017 as a Partner in its newly formed subsidiary based in Berlin, Germany. He has completed over €3 billion of transactions across various asset classes in prior positions at Colony Asset Management, the German platform of Colony Capital, PwC and Jones Lang LaSalle.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from FU Berlin, Immobilienökonom from IREBS Regensburg and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Arax Properties Ltd
St Chad’s Street (corner of Belgrove St.)
Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 8650
107 19 Berlin