Dominique joined EPRA as CEO in 2017, moving from BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management where he held the CEO position for Luxembourg and Belgium. After working in a private bank followed by five years as a management consultant on large financial sector projects for KPMG Consulting, he joined Fortis Real Estate in 2004, where he was COO for international investment and fund management activities in Luxembourg, Belgium and Spain until 2011, before moving with the company to the UK. Moerenhout is a native French and Dutch speaker and fluent in English. He holds a Master in Business Administration from ICHEC Brussels and a European Master in Financial Analysis (CFA) from the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts.
Barney started his career as a General practice Surveyor training and practising in the Central London commercial property market in the 1990’s. More recently his career has been property data related working on projects including the roll out of energy performance certificates in the UK and as Chief Operating Officer in a Joint Venture Company with HomeTrack.
David joined EPRA in 2016. He has a background in financial markets within financial institutions mainly as analyst for fixed income and corporate finance. CFA charterholder. He is Economist and Professional in Finance from Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) and holds a joint Master degree in Quantitative Economics and Financial Engineering from Université Paris I Pantheón-Sorbonne (France) and Universitá Ca’Foscari di Venezia (Italy).
SENIOR ANALYST RESEARCH & INDEXES
Lourdes Calderón Ruiz
Before joining EPRA, Lourdes worked as a Portfolio Monitoring Analyst at Kartesia in Brussels. She started her professional career as Financial Consultant at Santander Bank in Madrid, within the Corporate & Investment Banking department, where she was dealing with regulatory reports to European Institutions.
Lourdes holds a Master’s Degree in Law and Business Administration Diploma from Comillas Pontifical University – ICADE.
Membership Manager & Index Analyst
Iskren has 8 years of EU association management and public affairs experience gained at Knowledge4Innovation and the European Parliament.
Iskren holds a MA degree in European Affairs from Maastricht University and a graduate degree in International relations from Sofia University.
Before joining EPRA in December 2018, Dilek worked for DTZ and Cushman&Wakefield Turkey as head of research, providing consultancy services including IPO documents, market research, investment strategy, and due diligence reports for international developers, investors, funds and financial institutions. She completed her MSc and PhD degrees focusing on urban economics and real estate markets. She also worked as part-time lecturer in real estate market analysis and finance courses at various academic institutions. She has memberships in both academic and professional organizations, including a board member of ERES and also a member of European Research Group at ICSC.
Kim joined EPRA in 2022 and is responsible to oversee and implement the organisation’s communication strategy. Prior to that she has a background of more than 19 years within different MarCom’s Manager functions. She studied Marketing & Communication Management in Brussels with specialisation in four languages: German, French, English and Dutch. Kim attended the international European School II in Brussels where she received her international Baccalaureate.
Events & Projects Manager
Roxana joined EPRA from EurActiv, where she was responsible for events and marketing. She is a graduate in European Union Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands and also has an academic background in Communication Studies and European Public Administration.
Shaohong joined EPRA in 2014 after having worked as an image officer for an American oil and gas company, TD Williamson, and as a business travel agent for CarlsonWagonlit Travel. She holds a bachelor degree in tourism.
Merlyn joined EPRA in November 2018. Prior to this, she worked as Customer Service Representative at Orega, having previously held the position of receptionist at the Hotel Best Western Royal Centre. Merlyn started her career as a hotel receptionist in Cuba after she graduated from Alberto Delgado tourism school at Villa Clara.
Director of European Investor Outreach
Matthew joined EPRA in 2013, moving from P3 Limited where he was Head of Investor Relations. After joining the Schroders graduate scheme, he qualified as a management accountant before joining SVG Capital as an investment analyst. Matthew gained extensive private markets and real estate business development experience at Cambridge Place Investment Management and Hermes GPE. He holds a French and Management BA (Hons) from King’s College London and is a fluent French speaker.
Investor Outreach Manager - Continental Europe
Serkan joined EPRA’s Investor Outreach team in March 2019 from The Bank of New York Mellon, where he was an Account Manager for the Broker-Dealer & Advisory Services division. In parallel to his function, he was selected for the Brussels Talent Program class of 2018. Prior to that, Serkan worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as well as Euroclear in various client facing and Middle office functions in Brussels, Singapore and London. Serkan holds a Business degree from Vesalius College and attended St Johns International school in Waterloo where he received his International Baccalaureate.
Investor Outreach Analyst
Sissi first joined EPRA Hong Kong office in 2015, and relocated to Brussels in 2020. Prior to that, she worked as a service management specialist for Synnex Group. Sissi is from Mainland China and she received her master degree in science from the City University of Hong Kong.
Finance & ESG Director
Hassan graduated with a LLB from Queen Mary, University of London and holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He has 18 years of work experience in finance, ESG & strategy including 7 years in the listed real estate space.
Reporting and Accounting Manager
Baris joined the EPRA’s Financial Reporting and Accounting team in June 2021. After he graduated with Honors from the HEC-ULg Management School in Belgium and obtained Master’s degree in Financial Analysis, Baris started his career at Deloitte Luxembourg as a Financial Auditor on the Real estate and Private Equity Markets. During his first year in Luxembourg, Baris also obtained his Certificate of the Formation complémentaire des candidats experts-comptables (Luxemburgish CPA). After 3 years in Luxembourg, he took part in the Global Deployment Program at Deloitte US and worked in their Philadelphia Office for another 2 years.
Shintaro joined EPRA in 2022. Prior to that he has over 10 years of experience in the field of advocacy, law, media, in-house consulting, and human resource development. Producer of two documentary films and one online series on the humanitarian aspects of natural disasters.
Previously he worked for a law firm, Toyota Motor Europe, Moody's Corporation, Morningstar, RTBF and the EU.
Shintaro holds an MA from the University of East Anglia (UK) and an LL.M from the University of Kent (UK).
Director Public Affairs
Tobias is the Director of Public Affairs and is responsible to give the listed real estate sector and EPRA's members a voice in the legislative processes across the EU. Before joining EPRA, Tobias worked for the BASF Government Relations office in Brussels, representing the company’s interests in the field of Innovation & Technology policy. Prior to that Tobias worked as Parliamentary Advisor and Head of office for a Member of the European Parliament, followed by a position as Consultant for Public Affairs in several areas of EU policy making. Tobias holds a degree in Business Administration from Munich University of Applied Sciences and received a Master double-degree in European Studies from the Universities of Vienna and Krakow.
EU Policy Manager
Jana joined EPRA’s public affairs team in August 2016 from BDO, an international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms. She has a legal background with a strong specialisation in European Law (incl. European Property Law) gained at Maastricht University (NL) where she has been trained in EU negotiations (EIPA). Jana gathered a political experience in the European Parliament and a pan-European association, UIPI – International Union of Property Owners, representing the interests of private property owners. At UIPI, she focused on the rental laws, tax regimes and planning policies which govern the private rented sector.