Aref H. Lahham is a Managing Director and a Founding Partner of Orion and serves on the Investment Committee. He is located in Orion’s London office and acts as Orion’s Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer setting the strategies and leading the Orion acquisition team and investment activities, as well as directing asset management activities on a significant number of Fund investments.
Mr. Lahham has 29 years of real estate investment and development experience in the United States and Europe. Prior to forming Orion in 1999, he was with LaSalle, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Lahham, with Mr. Stults, created LaSalle’s European operations. In 1994, Mr. Lahham opened LaSalle’s office in Paris and was head of LaSalle’s investment and corporate activities in France.
Prior to working for LaSalle, Mr. Lahham was a Project Manager for SEGECE (a subsidiary of BNP group), a French shopping center developer based in Paris. Prior to that, Mr. Lahham was an International Project Manager and Design Engineer in New York with consulting structural engineers Leslie E. Robertson Associates. He was also previously a Member of the Board and Strategic Committee of the French listed real estate company, Societe Fonciere Lyonnaise.
Mr. Lahham has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Cornell University where he serves on the Council of the School of Engineering, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Bruce Bossom is a Managing Director and a Founding Partner of Orion and serves on the Investment Committee. He is located in Orion’s London office and focuses on certain Fund investment and asset management activities in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, and directs the Firm’s stern commitment to sustainability in all activities.
Mr. Bossom has 43 years of real estate investment and development experience in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Prior to forming Orion in 1999, he had been with LaSalle since 1992, where he led corporate and investment activities in the United Kingdom. Before joining LaSalle, Mr. Bossom was Group Property Director of Mountleigh Group plc, which acquired Phoenix Finance & Investment plc, where he was one of two Executive Directors. Prior to Phoenix, Mr. Bossom was a partner of Jones Lang Wootton where he spent a combined 13 years in the London, New York and Houston offices. He was instrumental in the acquisition of CINProp from the UK government, with over $2.5 billion of real estate assets under management.
Mr. Bossom was educated at Eton and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He attended Harvard Business School (Program of Management Development) and studied corporate finance at the London Business School.
Van J. Stults is a Managing Director and a Founding Partner of Orion and serves on the Investment Committee. He is located in Orion’s London office. Mr. Stults effectively acts as the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer overseeing the financial operations of Orion’s activities and focuses on certain investments throughout Europe. He is responsible for overall administration of the Fund including investor reporting, relations financial, tax and legal issues, and is also involved in selective investments.
Mr. Stults has 37 years of real estate investment management experience. Prior to forming Orion in 1999, Mr. Stults was a member of the board of directors of LaSalle, a Managing Director, a member of the Operating Committee and head of European investment activities. Mr. Stults established LaSalle’s European offices in London and Paris while located in London from 1990. Under Mr. Stults’ leadership, the European investment activities successfully grew from zero to €4 billion in assets under management, creating the European real estate securities investment activities in Amsterdam. Mr. Stults is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and is a global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Stults joined LaSalle Partners in 1984. Prior to joining LaSalle, he was the Assistant Treasurer of Lane Industries, a private family owned U.S. conglomerate, and prior to Lane Industries, he was a Commercial Banking Officer at the First National Bank of Chicago.
Mr. Stults holds a BS degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College and MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Rami Badr is a Managing Director and Partner of Orion and serves on the Investment Committee. He is located primarily in Orion’s London Office having previously been in Orion’s Paris office from 2002 until August 2016.
Mr. Badr has 18 years of real estate experience and since joining Orion in 2002 has been active in acquisitions, asset management and realizations for the Orion Funds across Europe with a particular focus on more complex corporate transactions, larger real estate assets, debt acquisitions and restructurings. This includes active involvement in particular investments such as InfraCity in Stockholm, Puerta Venecia, Plenilunio, Sotogrande all in Spain, the equity participation in the French listed company Societe Fonciere Lyonnaise, and the debt acquisition and restructuring of the Spanish company Inmobiliare Colonial.
Before joining Orion, Mr. Badr was an associate at Arthur Andersen within the transaction support team, advising large corporations on their real estate strategies.
Mr. Badr is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
Chris Fritz is a Partner of Orion and senior member of the Investment Team based in the London office with responsibility for deal origination, underwriting and asset management with a focus on the U.K. and German markets.
Prior to joining Orion in 2014, Mr. Fritz served as Investment Manager with Resolution Property from 2008 to 2014 where he worked on acquisitions and value-added initiatives on portfolio assets in Poland, Denmark and Germany. Prior to joining Resolution Property, Mr. Fritz was an associate for the real estate group in the London office of Lehman Brothers from 2005 through 2008.
Mr. Fritz is a native German and English speaker and holds a First class honors degree in International Business with French from Warwick Business School.
Gauthier Renaud is a Partner and senior member of the Investment Team at Orion Capital Managers and is based in London, having relocated from Orion’s Paris office where he had been based since joining Orion in 2009.
Mr. Renaud has 15 years of real estate investment experience. His primary focus is the acquisition and asset management of investments (all real estate asset classes, corporate deals and loan portfolios) primarily in the Iberian Peninsula namely Spain and Portugal. Prior to joining Orion, he was an analyst in the London based team of JER Partners focusing on real estate and loan portfolio acquisitions across various sectors (office, hotel, residential) in Europe.
Mr. Renaud has a Masters Degree in Finance from Ecole de Management de Lyon (EM Lyon). He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Corrado Trabacchi is a Partner and Managing Director for Investments based in the Milan office. Mr. Trabacchi is focused on the acquisition and asset management of real estate properties across Italy. Since joining Orion in 2003, Mr. Trabacchi has been involved in all of the Italian transactions, including offices, logistic, retail, residential and hotels as well as successful office refurbishment and leasing, shopping centre investment and asset management over the last 17 years.
Mr. Trabacchi is predominantly working on the Italian retail strategy (7 assets in portfolio) and several ongoing developments.
Mr. Trabacchi joined Orion directly from University, where he achieved a degree in Finance at Bocconi University with a final discussion on the real estate private equity business.