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Eric Krusiewicz, CFA


Vice President, Research | Private Capital Advisory Eric joined BFIN in September 2020 as Senior Analyst – Vice President, Private Capital Advisory

Eric has worked with private equity and real asset managers across various roles at placement agents and investment consultants. Previously, Eric had spent time at Colonial Consulting, working on behalf of endowments and foundations, as well as with Knight Capital Partners and Bear Stearns performing due diligence, project management and investor relations for private equity and real asset fund managers.

He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Providence College.

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Grace Kim


Executive Director | Private Capital Advisory
SEOUL, KOREA
(Ki Seon) Kim is an Executive Director at BFIN. Ms. Kim joined BFIN in 2017. Grace started her career at Samsung Life Insurance in Korea. Ms. Kim received a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University, and is a Member of the Appraisal Institute. BFIN Korea Limited




Damien Smith


Managing Partner | Private Capital Advisory

Damien Smith, joined BFIN as Managing Partner in November 2020 where he leads Product Development. Damien focuses on advising and partnering with leading fund and asset managers on the development of new investment strategies and products to further grow their business.

Damien has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry over which time he has been involved in the development, structuring, management and investment of private equity real estate funds and REITs in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. Prior to joining BFIN, he was a member of the Executive Committee for Private Markets and the Head of Real Estate for UBS Global Wealth Management, sourcing and structuring investments for their UHNW and Family Office client base. Before joining UBS, he was a Partner at The Townsend Group, one of the world’s leading real asset advisory firms where he was responsible for the management of their European business and underwriting investments sourced for their institutional clients from EMEA, the US and Asia Pacific.

Damien has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra and G.Dip in Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Australia. He has been a regular speaker at industry events and has been a member of the International Advisory Committee for the Investment Property Forum in the UK.

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Maggie Coleman


Managing Partner | Private Capital Advisory

Maggie Coleman, Managing Partner, joined BFIN in October 2020 where she leads the Private Capital Advisory (PCA) real estate platform. In this capacity, Maggie focuses on strategy and execution of BFIN’s PCA business which advises leading general partners, operating companies and managers of real assets on capital formation and fund strategy. In addition, Ms. Coleman is responsible for overseeing the group’s investor coverage across institutional relationships, private equity and private capital groups and coordinating coverage across BFIN’s global investors. She is a member of the PCA Global Leadership Team.

Ms. Coleman joined BFIN from JLL where she served as Senior Managing Director and Head of International Capital, Americas. In this role, Ms. Coleman focused on advising cross-border investors on their real estate strategies, facilitating the deployment of offshore capital into JLL’s direct transactions, recapitalizations and joint ventures. Previously, Ms. Coleman worked as a Director within the M&A Advisory Services group of Staubach Capital Markets prior to the Staubach merger with JLL in 2008. Specializing in real estate structured financial solutions and investment banking, Ms. Coleman delivered real estate expertise and strategies to middle market private-equity-sponsors,-hedge-funds,-asset-managers and investment banks.

Ms. Coleman earned a master’s degree from the University of Chicago in Political Economy and a bachelor’s degree in business economics & public policy (BEPP) and international business from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Ms. Coleman is a council member of the Urban Development/Mixed-Use Council (UDMUC) at ULI. Ms. Coleman is affiliated with the Guild Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson Chance Foundation.

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Anil Mangla


Head of Operations | Private Captial Advisory

Anil Mangla is Head of Operations for Private Capital Advisory (PCA). He is responsible for leading PCA’s operations globally, supporting strategy execution and driving operational excellence. Additionally, he helps oversee day to day activities and ensure that the business has the necessary connectivity, coordination and processes.

Anil is an experienced and commercial business leader with a proven track record in building and growing businesses in a scalable, structured and cost effective manner. His strengths span across strategic planning and delivery, operational excellence, business transformation and sales enablement.

Anil joins us from BlackRock where he was the COO of their UK Institutional Business for over 5 years. Prior to that he spent 7 years at Barclays Capital and 6 years at Tesco in a variety of strategic business development roles.

Anil has a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Kings College London.

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Martha Tredgett


Managing Partner | Private Capital Advisory

Martha Tredgett, Managing Partner, joined BFIN in October 2020 to lead the Private Capital Advisory coverage within Canada and has over 25 years of experience in the investment business combining equity capital markets, business development and investment banking.

Ms. Tredgett joined BFIN after working with LGT Capital Partners, a provider of alternative investment solutions. Previously, she served as a Managing Director for a division of Bear Sterns/JP Morgan in Toronto, where she was working with leading institutional investors, global private equity funds, secondary funds, real assets and hedge funds.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Tredgett worked as a Director and Vice President in Institutional Equities at UBS and Credit Suisse First Boston respectively, in London, Paris & New York.

Ms. Tredgett earned a post-graduate degree in Business (D.B.S.) in 1990 from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business from McGill University in 1989. She speaks English and French.

Ms. Tredgett is currently serving on the Investment Committee of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Investment Committee for the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Zaahir Syed


Partner | Private Capital Advisory

Zaahir Syed joined BFIN in September 2020 as Partner, Private Capital Advisory. In this role, Mr. Syed will advise real estate operators and managers on capital sourcing strategies, vehicle structuring and equity placement.

Mr. Syed has over 13 years of experience in real estate finance having most recently joined from JLL where he served as Managing Director in the Funds Advisory practice. Prior to JLL, Mr. Syed was with Lazard Private Capital Advisory, where he led real estate capital raising and GP origination in the Western U.S. Prior to Lazard, Mr. Syed was a Principal in the Real Estate group at Blackstone.

Mr. Syed received a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University California-Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University.

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