Guggenheim Partners, the privately held global financial services firm, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Goldstein as its inaugural Head of Real Estate and Direct Investment for Europe. Mr. Goldstein’s appointment signifies a major milestone in the global expansion of Guggenheim’s real estate and infrastructure investment activities. His focus will be on identifying opportunities for long-term investments and partnerships in real estate in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.
Mr. Goldstein, who will be based at Guggenheim’s London office, joins from Heron International, where he had worked since 2008 and was Deputy Chief Executive; his appointment was effective January 1, 2014.
“Jonathan joins us to expand the scale of our European investing, in keeping with our mandate to source and originate above-market real-estate and infrastructure investment opportunities for our clients,” said Henry R. Silverman, Guggenheim Partners’ Global Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure. “Jonathan’s knowledge of direct investing in real assets in the UK and on the Continent, together with his background in finance, management and law, make him the ideal person to lead our expansion in Europe.”
Mr. Goldstein added: “A real opportunity exists to build a substantial presence in the UK and Continental European real estate markets.”
As Deputy Chief Executive of Heron International from 2008 to 2013, Mr. Goldstein had primary responsibility for all of the group’s corporate and financial affairs involving assets in the UK, Spain, France and Sweden. Prior to joining Heron in 2007, Mr. Goldstein spent 15 years at Olswang, the London-based international law firm, including the last nine as Chief Executive and was the youngest senior partner of a City law firm.