Our Team

At Avelios, our team collectively has over 100 years of investment experience and are united by a passion for outstanding service and an entrepreneurial approach to investing

Matthias Luecker – Chairman

Matthias Luecker is Chairman and Founder of Avelios, as well as Founder, Chairman and CEO of its sister company, FREO Group.

Matthias has more than 20 years of experience in real estate investments, financing and capital market products. Prior to establishing FREO in 2002 after leading a management buy-out from its predecessor company, FERI, Matthias was Development Manager at Tishman Speyer in Berlin where he focused on the analysis and conception of new projects.

He had previously gained institutional sales and corporate finance experience at various positions at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Tokyo and New York.

Matthias holds a business degree (“Diplom-Kaufmann”) from Frankfurt University, has completed the “Japanese Language Proficiency Test” and is a respected thought leader on commercial real estate, speaking extensively on the topic, including as a lecturer of various classes and programs at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Matthias is also a philanthropist and co-founder of Dona Agito, which is a charity that promotes and organises help for refugees in Germany.

Guido Lang – Chief Investment Officer

Guido Lang is Chief Investment Officer at Avelios and is responsible for executing our investment strategy. Guido has over 15 years of investment experience, executing transactions in Europe and globally across a variety of asset classes including real estate, infrastructure, structured finance, corporate debt, offshore and energy.

Prior to joining Avelios, Guido worked for over 7 years at King Street Capital as the Head of Capital Markets Northern Europe, focusing mainly on European value-add, illiquid and distressed investments.

Guido also holds an MBA in finance from HEC Paris.

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Duncan Souster – Chief Executive Officer

Duncan is Chief Executive and a founding member of the Avelios team.

Duncan has significant experience working at board level across both the charitable and commercial sectors and is the former Chief Executive of The Jubilee Sailing Trust, where he led the charity’s international expansion and worked with prominent philanthropists and corporate partners to establish high-impact programmes of work.

Prior to this, Duncan was Global Sales Director of ManpowerGroup, a Fortune 500 business services firm, where he led on a complex transformation to improve the management of key accounts across 86 countries.

Duncan was educated at University College London, is a Trustee of the Voces8 Foundation (a charity that inspires young people through music) and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

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Erwan Le Berre – Managing Director, Luxembourg

Erwan Le Berre is Head of Avelios Luxembourg and is responsible for the management of our investments. Erwan is also the Managing Director of FREO Luxembourg, sister company to Avelios.

Erwan has over 15 years of experience in investment structuring and management, including roles with KPMG, PwC and Henderson Global Investors.

He studied economics and finance at the University of Rennes and qualified as a certified public accountant in both France (expert-comptable diplomé) and Luxembourg (réviseur d´entreprises). He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, specialising in IFRS, and a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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Thomas Fiebig – Managing Director, Germany

Thomas Fiebig is Managing Director of Avelios Germany, leading the German division of the company from our Head Office in Frankfurt and spearheading the growth of the business in this key European market.

Thomas has nearly three decades of real estate investment experience and has executed over €3bn of transactions in this industry. Thomas was formerly Managing Director of Talanx Immobilien, during which time he established a new business line that delivered mezzanine finance to developers and was also responsible for the global real estate and infrastructure investment business. He was also a Board Member of Talanx Investments.

Thomas has also held senior roles at ING Real Estate, Union Investment and a BaFin-regulated capital management (Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft) company based in Hamburg.

INVESTMENT TEAM

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Will Ferguson-Davie – Investment Director

Will has over 10 years of experience in finance and real estate, including 4 years in FREO Group’s real estate investment team in London. 

Before joining FREO, Will worked in financial markets and trading at GFI Group in London and gained commercial real estate investment experience with Cushman & Wakefield’s capital markets team in Moscow and J.P. Morgan Asset Management Real Estate in London.

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James Briggs – Associate

James joined the Avelios UK team in March 2020 as a member of the investment team, with responsibility for evaluating, underwriting and performing due diligence on real estate transactions in this market.

James has over 5 years of investment experience following his early career at Round Hill Capital, Landseer and CarVal Associates.

James graduated with a B.A. in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from Harvard University, where he was also Captain of their Rowing Team.

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Nicolas Stolz – Associate

Nicolas joined the Avelios UK team in January 2021 as a member of the investment team, with responsibility for underwriting, structuring, and executing real asset transactions across the UK, Europe, and the US.

Nic joined Avelios from Round Hill Capital, where he acquired three years of experience in real estate equity and debt working between the London headquarters and New York office, with a focus on residential, student housing, and alternatives.

Nic has a B.B.A in finance from The University of Notre Dame.

LUXEMBOURG TEAM

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Evgeniya Babeva – Risk Manager

Evgeniya is Risk Manager at Avelios, focusing on risk management, compliance and financing activities in Luxembourg.

Evgeniya brings over 15 years of experience in practices including Marriott, Nuveen (formerly Henderson Global Investors) and large service providers, such as TMF and Link Group. She has strong experience in regulated and unregulated entities and funds.

Evgeniya holds a Masters Degree in banking and finance. She is a member of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (Luxembourg).

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Andrew Hudson – Independent Director, Luxembourg

Andrew Hudson has more than 20 years of experience across a breadth of industries including real estate and telecommunications.

Andrew currently serves on the Luxembourg holding and finance structure boards of numerous well-known New York Stock Exchange-listed real estate and manufacturing companies.

Andrew has also served in senior finance roles with global commercial and reinsurance companies in the US, Bermuda and Luxembourg and began his career in public accounting in 2000 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institutes of Canada and Bermuda.

Andrew is also a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and is also a member of the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA).

He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Sacred Heart University.

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