Martin joined Crossroads from RBC Capital Markets, where he was a Director in the RBC Real Estate Capital Partners team in London. He joined RBC in 2013 to help set up their financial sponsor focused real estate lending business in Europe. During his time at RBC, Martin was the deal leader on €1.5bn of completed real estate and NPL acquisition financings in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and Spain.
Prior to RBC, Martin was a Principal at GreenOak Real Estate, a real estate focused investing, lending and advisory firm with $5.4bn of assets under management globally. Martin joined GreenOak at its formation in 2010 and was involved in the underwriting of acquisition opportunities with a geographic focus on Germany, the UK and Spain.
Before GreenOak, Martin was an investment professional in Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Principal Investment Area (REPIA) in London (2007-2010), which manages a series of global opportunistic real estate funds. At REPIA, Martin was involved in underwriting acquisition opportunities across Europe and the asset management of the funds’ office, retail and hotel investments in Germany and Southern Europe.
Martin also spent three years doing academic research at the EBS University for Business and Law, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany and the University of Regensburg, Germany. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from EBS University and an MSc in Real Estate Finance from the University of Reading, UK. Martin speaks English, German and Spanish.