About us

Proven real estate investor in key European markets

Arax Properties is an independent and established real estate operating partner targeting the UK, Germany and France. We seek to maximize value at all stages of our investments by combining institutional-class financial and strategic know-how with hands-on operational skills and local expertise.

Over the last fifteen years, our track record has led a wide range of blue chip institutional investors to build repeat joint ventures alongside Arax.

Investment Philosophy

Our style is deliberate and we put great emphasis on timing – when to invest or divest

We unlock value throughout the life cycle of a property transaction, from acquisition to exit. Our reputation, deep networks of relationships, seasoned execution processes and hands-on asset management approach have yielded a superior track record since our inception.

Our approach focuses particularly on micro location dynamics and tenant needs in order to identify the best available opportunities. We are value investors focusing equally on the risk and the return of any given situation.

Arax has built successful joint ventures with a wide range of blue chip institutional investors

Portfolio

Key investments under management

We are always expanding our portfolio

Arax has selectively built positions in the most liquid and growing markets / sectors in Europe.

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Team

Our team combines institutional background with an entrepreneurial mindset

The management team has worked closely for many years. Its members have on average 20 years of experience and have invested in over €10 billion of real estate in Europe. The company fosters a highly entrepreneurial culture.

Arax’s head office is located in London with subsidiaries in Berlin, Paris and Luxembourg. In total, Arax has 30 fully dedicated employees in these locations.

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Fabrice Varoqui Partner
Ciedic Chan Partner
Jonathan Perl Partner
Giles Morse Partner UK & Ireland
Milan Cvisic Partner Germany
Loic Cohen Head of France
Fabrice Varoqui Partner

Fabrice has 25 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 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 Chan Partner

Ciedic has 20 years of experience in real estate.

She joined Arax in 2008 from Rhodius Partners, 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 Perl Partner

Jonathan has 20 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.

Giles Morse Partner UK & Ireland

Giles has 17 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate.

Prior to joining Arax, Giles was Executive Vice President for Westbrook Partners in London and Portfolio Manager at Cambridge Place Investment Management, joining from UK property company Kenmore.

Giles began his career at CB Richard Ellis, gaining Membership of the RICS, and holds degrees from the Courtauld Institute and Cass Business School.

Milan Cvisic Partner Germany

Milan has 19 years of German real estate experience, joining Arax in 2017 as a Partner in Berlin.

He has completed over €3 billion of transactions across various asset classes in prior positions at Colony Capital and PwC.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from FU Berlin, Immobilienökonom from IREBS Regensburg.

Loic Cohen Head of France

Loic has 19 years of real estate experience, opening Arax’s Paris office in 2018.

He has completed over €4 billion of transactions across various asset classes in prior positions at CBRE Global Investors, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Qatari Diar.

Loic holds a Master degree in Finance and Real Estate from ESSEC business school and a civil engineer degree from INSA Lyon.

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Arax Properties Limited

Carrington House
126–130 Regent Street
London
W1B 5SE

+44 (0)20 3141 8650 contact@araxproperties.com

Arax Properties GmbH

Knesebeckstraße 68/69
10623 Berlin

+49 (0)30 921 07 03-60 berlin@araxproperties.com

Arax Properties S.à r.l.

1, rue Louvigny
L-1946 Luxembourg

+352 22 05 23 10 contact@araxproperties.com

Arax Properties SASU

104 boulevard de Sébastopol
75003 Paris

+33 (0) 1 70 81 20 86 contact@araxproperties.com