Leadership

Our staff have been recruited from a range of backgrounds and are united by a passion for outstanding service and an entrepreneurial approach to investing

Matthias Luecker

Matthias Luecker is our Chairman and Founder of Avelios. He is also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of 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 & 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 who speaks widely 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

Guido Lang is our Chief Investment Officer and responsible for executing our investment strategy. Guido has 15yrs+ 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 7yrs at King Street Capital as the Head of Capital Markets Northern Europe, focusing mainly on European value add, illiquid and distressed investments.

Guido holds an MBA in Finance from HEC Paris.

Duncan Souster
Duncan Souster

Duncan is our Chief Executive and a founding member of the team. He has significant experience working at board level across both the charitable and commercial sectors.

Duncan 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 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

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

Thomas Fiebig is Managing Director of Avelios Germany, where he leads the Avelios Germany Team from the country Head Office in Frankfurt and spearheads the growth of our business in this key European market.

Thomas has nearly three decades of real estate investment experience and has executed over €3bn of transactions in real estate. Thomas was formerly a Managing Director of Talanx Immobilien during which time he established a new business line that delivered mezzanine finance to developers and was 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.

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