Laurus Property Partners offers the highest quality fund raising and execution in the market. Our business is based on long-term relationships with clients such as private equity funds, investment managers, property companies, closed-end funds, developers, corporates, family offices and asset managers.

The firm is managed by Oliver J. Richter, Matthias Dahmen, Andrew Wheldon, Richard Day and Gerardo Manrique, who together have over 100 years of industry experience and have closed in excess of €30 billion of transactions across all asset classes and European jurisdictions.

Our relationships with capital partners (such as banks, insurance companies, pension funds, institutional alternative lenders, debt funds, investment banks, family offices and private equity funds) are either at CEO/Board level or with the respective Head of Lending/Head of Investment. 



Matthias Dahmen

Managing Partner / Munich

Matthias has significant experience in the European real estate private equity and capital markets industry, including proven capabilities in managing investor relations and fund raising. He has more than 18 years of industry experience and has closed transactions with a combined deal volume in excess of €6 billion.
Prior to launching Laurus Property Partners, Matthias spent six years at DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, Credit Suisse's real estate private equity fund, where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing Pan-European transactions, with a particular focus on the German market. Matthias was previously an M&A banker at J.P. Morgan's investment bank, where he worked in the team covering all German-speaking jurisdictions. Matthias graduated from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (Diplom-Kaufmann), majoring in Finance and Management. In addition, he holds an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business in Pittsburgh, USA.

Oliver Richter

Managing Partner / Munich

Oliver is a founding partner of Laurus Property Partners and has extensive experience in European real estate structured finance, private equity and distressed debt. He has held senior positions at Deutsche Bank's Commercial Real Estate Group in London, DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners in London and Merrill Lynch in both London and New York, where he was responsible for originating, underwriting and closing European real estate transactions.
Oliver has over 20 years of industry experience and closed more than 100 transactions with a combined volume in excess of €7 billion. Deal structures include principal investments (direct investments and loan acquisitions), preferred equity, mezzanine debt and senior/whole loans. Oliver holds a diploma (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Munich with a major in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets.

Andrew Wheldon

Managing Director / London

Andrew is a seasoned real estate finance professional with over 20 years of experience in the origination, structuring and execution of transactions across all real estate asset classes in the UK and Ireland, both as a lender and capital advisor. Prior to launching Laurus Property Partners’ UK platform, he held senior positions at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and CBRE Capital Advisors in London.
Over the past ten years, he has closed more than £4.0bn of debt and equity transactions in the UK and Irish markets for a broad spectrum of clients including institutional investors, asset managers, opportunity funds, family offices, REITs and private property companies. Andrew holds an MBA in Real Estate from the University of Reading, is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and is a member of the Urban Land Institute's Residential Council. In addition, he was a board director and investment committee member for the UK Government's social impact equity investment platform, Housing Growth Partnership.

Richard Day

Managing Director / London

Richard has a wealth of experience in the UK and European commercial real estate markets. He was most recently a Senior Director at CBRE Capital Advisors with responsibility for debt advisory within the UK and Ireland. Prior to moving into advisory he held senior loan origination positions at DWS and Wells Fargo focusing on the structuring and execution of real estate loans in the UK and Western Europe across senior, mezzanine and equity transactions.
He benefits from a 17-year track record of deploying capital across the stack into real estate and counts a variety of high profile private equity houses, institutional asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, developers and family offices as clients. As a principal, and more recently as an advisor, Richard has closed in excess of £4.0bn of transactions. Richard holds a MSc in Real Estate Finance from Cass Business School and a BA in Economics and Law from University of Leicester.

Gerardo Manrique

Managing Director / Madrid

Gerardo Manrique heads the Laurus Property Partners office in Madrid and is responsible for the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Gerardo Manrique has more than 16 years of experience in the European real estate market. Prior to joining Laurus Property Partners, he spent 3 years at Urbania, a Tier 1 investment manager with headquarters in Madrid, developing and operating student accommodation assets. Gerardo was a key leader into Urbania's investments and capital markets transactions, from land acquisition, asset backed financings, to the structuring of Joint Ventures with equity partners.
Before Urbania, Gerardo worked at Citi for 13 years in real estate financing, investment banking and corporate credit risk. In the last 5 years at Citi, Gerardo executed transactions in Europe with a total volume of €3.5 billion. Gerardo holds an MBA from IESE Business School and a Bachelor's degree from ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México).

Ian Goldsworthy

Senior Advisor UK & Ireland / London

Ian joined Laurus Property Partners in 2022 as a senior advisor in the UK office and has a 40-year track record in the UK real estate finance industry, most recently as a Managing Director at Lloyds Banking Group, where he was focused on PLCs, landed estates and major developers. Prior to Lloyds, Ian was a Managing Director at Kennedy Wilson where he had been the first recruit into its London office in 2011 to drive its NPL acquisition strategy. 
Between 2007 and 2011 Ian was Head of UK Real Estate at HSBC Bank where he successfully navigated HSBC’s real estate business through the volatility of the Global Financial Crisis. Prior to HSBC, Ian held senior finance roles at Danske Bank, WestLB, Hambros Bank and NatWest Bank.

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Client Testimonials:

“Laurus Property Partners were instrumental in ensuring that the refinance completed due to their high level relationships, an intensive interaction with the senior and junior lenders to aid the agreement of the inter-creditor position, their attention to detail on the legal documentation and involvement in regard of satisfying the conditions precedent.”

Chief Executive Officer – Pan-European Fund Management Group

“Laurus Property Partners have been instrumental in securing competitive and flexible finance for our projects. They combine excellent intellectual competency with strong market knowledge and effective market contacts.”

Founder & Managing Partner – UK Private Equity Fund

“Laurus Property Partners offered us an excellent bespoke service; they are very familiar with key industry players and were able to procure competitive funding offers – in line with our requirements – within a tight timetable. Their combination of experience, professionalism and uncomplicated approach suited our needs and I would therefore have no hesitation recommending them.”

Chief Executive Officer – Asian Family Office





Maximilianstraße 36
80539 Munich
+49 (0) 89 2620 44430


1 Warwick Street
London, W1B 5LR
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Calle de Velazquez 34
Madrid, 28001
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