Team

Optimize the Momentum

Revantage Europe is supported by a leading alternative investment firm yet still maintains our start-up spirit and nimbleness. We focus on tangible results, and our people have a hands-on role in delivering those results across disciplines. Our identity and spirit are supported by our culture, which is driven by passion for igniting change and strong service orientation.

Located at the centre of Europe, the Luxembourg office is home to talent from across the world. Together with our London and Amsterdam offices, we make up 40 different nationalities and celebrate our focus on diversity and inclusion. We are deeply people-oriented and invest in creating positive work environments. Our low employee turnover rate is proof that our extra-care approach is working.

Our Leadership Team

Diana Hoffmann

Managing Director, Co-Head Revantage Continental Europe, Luxembourg

Diana Hoffmann

Managing Director, Co-Head Revantage Continental Europe, Luxembourg

Diana co-leads Revantage Europe. Integral to Revantage Europe’s efforts to support Blackstone portfolio companies with a global service organization, Diana is a consummate leader who has built and guided a Blackstone company for over a decade. Along with day-to-day involvement in financial reporting and transaction matters, she acts as a director on a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities in Europe.

Diana has been a Financial Controller of the hotel group, Hospitality Europe, when it was purchased by Blackstone in 2006. She stayed as Chief Financial Officer for Axios Hospitality Real Estate for five years before moving to Revantage Europe. A qualified certified accountant, Diana holds a business degree from the German Chamber of Commerce, Berlin.

Jean-Francois (Jeff) Bossy

Managing Director, Co-Head Revantage Continental Europe, Luxembourg

Jean-Francois (Jeff) Bossy

Managing Director, Co-Head Revantage Continental Europe, Luxembourg

Jeff co-leads Revantage Europe with Diana Hoffman. Jeff joined Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) when it initiated in 2004 and has contributed to its development ever since. His leadership skills and acumen have been recognized and appreciated in a variety of roles. In addition to managing the Finance teams of Revantage Europe, he is involved in tax structuring and compliance matters. He also acts as a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities in Europe.

Before joining Revantage, Jeff worked as a manager at Grant Thornton and KPMG, specializing in services to commercial companies, private equity funds and real estate funds. Jeff is a qualified certified accountant and holds a MA in Management Sciences from HEC Business School, Liege.

Elijah Kanevskiy

Chief Financial Officer, Luxembourg

Elijah Kanevskiy

Chief Financial Officer, Luxembourg

Elijah Kanevskiy has an in-depth knowledge of the US and European real estate markets, and is a member of Revantage Europe’s Executive Management team. Along with being responsible for the oversight of the European open-ended Core+ fund’s platform and its portfolios across Europe, Elijah acts as a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s BREP and BPP investment entities in Europe.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) in 2018, he held senior positions at various US-based real estate asset management firms, including closed-end and open-end fund managers, listed, traded and non-traded REITs. Most recently, in his capacity as a Real Estate VP, he oversaw the launch of the Rhone Group’s first open-end fund. Prior to that, Elijah was responsible for NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSCE: NRE) and NorthStar Healthcare Income Inc. SEC and investor reporting. He also held various finance positions at Paramount Group Inc., ING Clarion Partners LLC and began his career as an auditor at Friedman LLP.

In 2018, Elijah relocated from the US to join our firm in Luxembourg. He holds a B.S. in Public Accounting from Fordham University, New York City, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Ingrid Astrauskas

Chief Technology Officer, Luxembourg

Ingrid Astrauskas

Chief Technology Officer, Luxembourg

Ingrid brings a formidable business and technology leadership background to the company. Leading the technology team, she focuses on determining and addressing all of Revantage Europe’s technology needs, in order to seamlessly align with the company’s corporate strategy.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) in 2018, Ingrid was a Managing Director of CBRE GIA Luxembourg, and Global Head of Information Management.

Ingrid received a BA with Distinction from DePaul University in Chicago and studied Real Estate and Investment at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Michael Dietrich

Co-Head of Finance Opportunistic/Debt, Luxembourg

Michael Dietrich

Co-Head of Finance Opportunistic/Debt, Luxembourg

Michael’s prodigious experience in financial management prepared him for the key leadership role he has in Revantage Europe. Along with his finance duties, Michael is a member of the Executive Management team, and he also acts as a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities in Europe.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) in 2016, he worked as an auditor at Deloitte Luxembourg for almost four years, and as a Financial Manager at a Luxembourg-based IT services firm for four years.

Michael resides in the countryside near the German/Luxembourgish border. Michael is a graduate of the Berlin School of Economics.

Dorota Roch

Chief Operating Officer, Luxembourg

Dorota Roch

Chief Operating Officer, Luxembourg

Dorota Roch’s background in corporate finance, and as an independent consultant, lend her an abundance of expertise in matters that are core to the ongoing success of the Revantage Europe corporate initiative. Along with being a member of Revantage Europe’s Executive Management team, she acts as a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities in Europe.

Prior to joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) in 2012, she worked as a Finance Consultant in Kinetic Partners LLP (now Duff & Phelps) a premier independent advisor with expertise in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.

Dorota is a qualified certified accountant who holds a M. S. in Finance and Banking from University of Economics in Poland.

Paul-Alexandre Taylor Rischard

Chief Legal Officer, Luxembourg

Paul-Alexandre Taylor Rischard

Chief Legal Officer, Luxembourg

Alex heads up the Revantage Europe legal department, working closely with Blackstone, Revantage UK, portfolio companies and legal advisors across Europe on investment, transactional, corporate, asset management and regulatory reporting matters. He also acts as a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities throughout Europe, and is also a member of Revantage Europe’s Executive Management team.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) in 2015, Alex worked as a corporate finance/M&A lawyer at a leading law firm in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Prior to that, he was associated with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the student outreach branch of the 2008 Obama For America presidential campaign.

Alex is a member of the New York State Bar, earned his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University and is a proud alumnus of the University of Maryland (Go Terps!).

Laia Pages Serra

Head of Technical Accounting, Luxembourg

Laia Pages Serra

Head of Technical Accounting, Luxembourg

Laia’s multifaceted financial and accounting knowledge enables her to lead several cross-functional projects and departments: Acquisition Accounting, Consolidation and Group Policies & Procedures. Laia acts also as a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities in Luxembourg.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) in 2015, Laia worked as a Team leader in TMF Group, supervising all reporting and consolidations obligations of various multijurisdictional clients with special focus on investors’ requirements, reporting in different GAAPS and markets (EMEA, LATAM and APAC).

Laia holds a MA in Business Administration and Management from University of Lleida, Spain.

Sandrine Honnart

Head of Tax, Luxembourg

Sandrine Honnart

Head of Tax, Luxembourg

Sandrine was the first member of BRE Europe (now Revantage Europe) Luxembourg office tax team and helped to create the VAT, CIT and International Tax teams. Her knowledge on tax matters is extensive: she is involved in Corporate, VAT, Transfer Pricing and International Tax matters, besides acting also as a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities across Europe, including Luxembourg and France.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) in 2015, Sandrine was a VAT Senior Manager at PwC Luxembourg where she worked for more than 9 years, specializing in VAT to private equity and real estate funds.

Sandrine holds a taxation and business degree from the French University of Poitiers.

Johan Claudot

Head of Treasury, Luxembourg

Johan Claudot

Head of Treasury, Luxembourg

Johan joined Revantage Europe in 2019 with a focus on the Treasury department reorganization and rolling out new Treasury solutions. He gathered extensive knowledge on treasury matters by covering several positions across his international career.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe) in 2019, Johan was Deputy Treasurer of Etex for 7 years, and prior to that held various treasury positions at RTL Group and EY.

Johan holds a MA in business engineering from HEC Business School, Liege.

Eleni Samara

Head of Legal & Compliance, Luxembourg

Eleni Samara

Head of Legal & Compliance, Luxembourg

With her solid legal background, Eleni coordinates her team towards securing timely compliance for all the entities under the Revantage Europe umbrella. She is also acting as a director for some Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities in Europe.

Before joining Revantage Europe in 2018, Eleni was the founding partner of “We & Law LLP”, a law firm seated in Greece. She pursued that role for 14 years, providing legal advice within the banking and renewable energy industries, holding simultaneously an in-house position as the Head of the Legal Department in an international group of pharmaceutical companies.

Eleni is a certified member (attorney at law) of Thessaloniki’s Bar Association and holds an LLM in Banking & Finance Law from QMUL (UK) and an MSc in Commercial and Economic Law from AUTH (Greece).

Véronique Truffaut

Head of People & Culture, Luxembourg

Véronique Truffaut

Head of People & Culture, Luxembourg

Véronique supervises HR related operations including People Administration and payroll, monitoring performance evaluation process & training, delivering data analytics, coordinating with Senior Management and leading HR related projects. With her integrity and caring nature, besides the long standing HR career, Véronique is the best placed to support our employees.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe), she worked for 10 years at Securex Luxembourg, key HR services provider in Luxembourg and covered recruitment, advisory, payroll and outsourced HR services.

Véronique has completed commercial studies in France before working in London for 4 years for a contemporary art books distributer.

Nathalie Najberg

Head of Office Services, Luxembourg

Nathalie Najberg

Head of Office Services, Luxembourg

Among other functions, Nathalie is involved with servicing the Luxembourg offices and lines of business across the company. Her team delivers services associated with Facilities, Office Services, Corporate Travel, Dining Services, Business Continuity and Physical Security.

Before joining Revantage Europe (formerly BRE Europe), Nathalie worked for Bloomberg Financial Services for 6 years and other large multinational companies. Nathalie grew up in France and worked in Germany and the UK, before returning to Paris and Lyon and relocating to Luxembourg to bring her multinational experience to Revantage Europe.

Nathalie holds a degree from the University of Human Sciences from Strasbourg, France.

Guibert Richard

Head of the Amsterdam Office, Amsterdam

Guibert Richard

Head of the Amsterdam Office, Amsterdam

Among other functions, Guibert is involved in financial reporting and transaction matters. He also acts as a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities in Europe. He spent 4,5 years in the Luxembourg office before moving to chair the Dutch office.

Before joining Blackstone universe in 2011, Guibert acquired 9 years of experience in Belgium and Luxembourg in the international trust industry (Grant Thornton Fiduciaire, TMF Group, and Mercuria Services).

Guibert is a qualified accountant and holds a degree in accounting and tax from the Léon-Eli Troclet High School, Liège.

Mariaan Kennedy

Head of Finance (Amsterdam office)

Mariaan Kennedy

Head of Finance (Amsterdam office)

Mariaan’s long-standing career in finance makes her a valued member of Revantage Europe. Among other functions, she is involved in financial reporting and tax matters. She is also a director of a number of Blackstone Real Estate’s investment entities in Europe.

Before joining Blackstone universe in 2011, Mariaan worked as a financial accountant at Prologis and prior to that as senior accountant and account manager at TMF Group. Mariaan is originally from South Africa and relocated to the Netherlands in 2008.

Mariaan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2004 and was admitted as a member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants in 2008.

Tom Olsen

Managing Director, Head of Revantage UK

Tom Olsen

Managing Director, Head of Revantage UK

Tom’s key responsibilities are leading the Revantage UK platform and supporting and collaborating with European portfolio companies managed by Blackstone Real Estate.

Tom is a senior finance and operations executive with over 20 years’ experience; the last nine spent in the Real Estate industry. He has extensive leadership and management qualities gained from his professional career and as a commissioned army officer. He holds various charitable trustee and non-executive director advisory roles.

Tom is a Chartered Accountant, completed the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commissioning Course and holds an honours degree from the University of Bristol.

Ieuan Williams

Interim Chief Technology Officer, Revantage UK

Ieuan Williams

Interim Chief Technology Officer, Revantage UK

Ieuan leads the technology team at Revantage UK, responsible for technical oversight of European Real-Estate Portfolio Companies, development and operational support for the Blackstone Data Platform and ensuring Revantage UK’s technology strategy aligns with the company’s corporate ambitions.

Before joining Revantage UK in 2020, Ieuan was Chief Technology Officer for Regulatory Reporting at CME Group. He was also Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at AgentOS. His previous experience also includes software engineer and architect roles at Motorola, Orange Telecom, BMW and NatWest.

Ieuan studied computer science and received a 2:1 degree at the University of Cardiff.

Jeremy Liebster

General Counsel, London

Jeremy Liebster

General Counsel, London

Jeremy heads up the Revantage UK legal team, working closely with Blackstone’s portfolio companies and operating partners across Europe on legal strategy and a wide range of transactional, asset management and compliance matters. In 2014 he joined as General Counsel of Blackstone Property Management (BPM), a Blackstone entity advising on Blackstone’s UK, Irish and Spanish office portfolios. In 2018 Jeremy also became the General Counsel of The Office Group (a leading flexible office provider), a majority shareholding of which was acquired by Blackstone Real Estate funds in 2017.

Prior to joining Blackstone Property Management, Jeremy was a solicitor at DLA Piper in both London and Hong Kong, advising a variety of institutional investors and international corporates.

Jeremy holds an MA in Modern History from Brasenose College, Oxford University.

Guy Rudd

Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, London

Guy Rudd

Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, London

Guy is a member of the Global Executive leadership team and has served on the boards of various Blackstone Portfolio companies. He established Blackstone Property Management in 2002 to provide an in-house, one stop, Development, Asset and Property Management resource for the Blackstone funds. He set up, developed and served on the board of the market leading Nido student accommodation brand and also established Development, Asset and Property Management teams in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain.

Guy’s 30 year experience in international real estate spans numerous asset classes both in Europe and Asia, including commercial, retail, logistics, residential, hotel and student accommodation.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2002, he was Director of Construction at BAA McArthurGlen where he was responsible for the retail property portfolio. Guy has a BEng in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Ed Hodgson

Managing Director, London

Ed Hodgson

Managing Director, London

Ed serves as a member of the Global Executive leadership team and leads the asset, portfolio management and leasing initiatives across the European portfolio with close oversight of development and property management activities. Ed was previously a Director at Blackstone Property Management for 10 years. He calls upon over 20 years of real estate experience having started his professional training at King Sturge, then working at Jones Lang Lasalle followed by listed fund management business Invista REIM as a Director.

Throughout his career Ed has developed an intrinsic technical knowledge of direct real estate investments and operating companies across asset classes. While working on behalf of Blackstone portfolio companies, Ed has been involved in opportunistic and core + investments across Europe including office, logistics, student housing, PRS, multifamily and shopping centres. Projects of note include the Blackstone London and Continental European office portfolios, the inception of Logicor and Nido student housing.

Ed received an MSc (Hons) in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University, is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and is IMC qualified.

Mark Bird

Director and Head of Development, London

Mark Bird

Director and Head of Development, London

Mark oversees and manages all major capex funded development projects across Blackstone’s UK and European portfolios, inclusive of acquisition due diligence through to execution and delivery. With over 20 years of experience in the property sector, his skillset is driving value through focused design, technical and commercial solutions working closely with external professional and contractor teams. His role also encompasses providing strategic guidance and advice for other Blackstone owned entities or partners, such as the IQ student portfolio and The Office Group.

Mark is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and prior to joining Blackstone was a Project Director at Land Sec where he gained significant experience working across all asset classes before leading the out of town retail project management team.

Adam Penney

CFO of Revantage Real Estate, London

Adam Penney

CFO of Revantage Real Estate, London

Adam leads Revantage Real Estate’s finance function and joined the company in May 2022. Working closely with Blackstone, Adam leads and has oversight of all financial reporting, analysis, funding and structuring across the Revantage Real Estate Portfolio.

Prior to joining Revantage Real Estate, Adam held a number of Finance and Strategy roles at EcoWorld, Berkeley Group plc, Mitie Plc and Serco Group plc.

Adam is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a First Class Honours Degree in Information Management and Business Studies from Loughborough University.

Jack Stacy

Senior Vice President, London

Jack Stacy

Senior Vice President, London

Jack is an asset management specialist working across the European portfolio. Jack has worked in all major asset classes with a particular focus on office, retail, logistics, multifamily and leisure. Since joining the firm Jack has been responsible for assets including shopping centre portfolios, the Broadgate Estate, Chiswick Park and several European office investments and Irish portfolios.

Jack joined Blackstone Property Management (a Blackstone entity advising on Blackstone’s UK, Irish and Spanish portfolios) in 2012 before transferring to Revantage Europe in 2020. Prior to joining Blackstone, Jack was an Analyst at Schroders and an Assistant Fund Manager at Invista REIM.

Jack received a BA (Hons) from the University of Birmingham and MSc (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University. Jack currently serves on the Board of Trustees of SeeAbility.