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Ilias Kotzampasis

Director at Omicron Capital

London, United Kingdom

$1,575/day

Ilias Kotzampasis is the founder and Managing Director of Omicron Capital which specialises in Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity primarily within Real Estate. Before setting up Omicron Capital, he was a Senior Project Director at Related Argent where he led the corporate finance team on behalf of the newly formed JV between Argent in London and Related in New York. He was responsible for financial structuring, equity and debt capital raising strategies and underwriting of residential and commercial real estate investments across the UK with total prospect value of £9bn. He has a deep understanding of deal origination and extensive experience in executing and managing transactions focusing on development assets. Prior to joining Related Argent, he worked as an Investment Management Director at Battersea Power Station Development Company where he advised on financial analysis and structuring of development phase operating platforms as well as on strategic positioning and management of the estate’s commercial assets. As part of his role, he helped raise over £2bn in conventional and Islamic project finance to fund the delivery of the first three phases of the project. Prior to that, Ilias worked at Canary Wharf Group as Financial Analyst providing investment analysis to C-level executives and shareholders. Notable projects/transactions include Wood Wharf, 20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie-Talkie), Credit Suisse HQ and Level 39 FinTech Hub. Earlier in his career he worked as a Transport Economist and Transport Planner at Capita and WSP respectively consulting lenders and project sponsors on major infrastructure projects in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and India. Ilias holds a Dipl.Eng in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the National Technical University of Athens and MSc in Transport from Imperial College London. He is a CFA Charterholder and a regular member of the CFA Institute and the CFA UK Society.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 14 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Real Estate

Skills

Skilled in: Portfolio Services & Add-on M&A

Technical Skills: VBA, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: English, Greek

Work Experience

Omicron Capital

Director

01/05/2017

 

- Now

o Founded Omicron Capital to provide investment advisory and financial management services to project sponsors and lenders with a focus on Private Equity Real Estate o Services include deal origination, financial structuring, equity and debt capital raising, transaction execution and management as well as detailed project budgeting, financial modelling, and analysis

Meredith Property Group

Non Executive Director

01/06/2016

 

- Now

o Appointed to the Board of Directors of the property lending platform which provides acquisition and development loans for commercial and residential projects across the UK and the EU o Assisted in establishing the appropriate lending criteria and terms for the different European markets, reviewed, and approved secured loans on a deal-by-deal basis o Provided oversight, scrutiny and leadership to the Group and helped the management meet the objectives of the corporate strategy o Approved the annual business plan and budgets and ensured financial information is timely, accurate and complete

Colony Capital | Ronan Group

Corporate Finance Consultant (Contract)

01/05/2017

 

- 01/02/2018

o Responsible for the underwriting, advised on transaction structuring, management, and execution of the Spencer Place development scheme in Dublin o Ran the capital raising campaign alongside the joint venture CEO looking at different debt and equity options, liaised with and managed external consultants (property agents, architects, bankers, lawyers, etc.), and raised c.€195m of debt facilities to fund Phase 1 o Assisted with funding activities on other real estate opportunities in Ireland (Fibonacci Square, Ronan Family Office assets, etc.) which involved asset disposals and structuring of debt and equity financing as well as tax planning optimisation o Produced weekly and monthly financial memos and reported directly to the JV shareholders

Related Argent

Senior Project Director | Corporate Finance

01/03/2016

 

- 01/04/2017

o Built and led the corporate finance team of the JV platform working with and reporting directly to the Argent Partners and the International CEO of Related o Conducted due diligence, structured, and negotiated strategic development and investment transactions advising on acquisition strategies and funding options for residential and commercial real estate o Assisted in shaping the Argent Related PRS product leveraging the experience Related has amassed in the multifamily sector in the US o Directed and oversaw the development of the financial modelling suite which underpinned the financing and execution of individual deals as well as the consolidation of the financial position of the JV o Participated in executive investment committees and working groups providing alternative and creative views on asset development, positioning, and repositioning o Recruited, managed, trained, and steered a team of analysts and associates

Battersea Power Station Development Company

Investment Management Director

01/10/2013

 

- 01/02/2016

o Reported directly to the CFO and Head of Corporate Finance advising on capital raising strategies, transaction structuring, development phase operating platforms and asset management of commercial real estate o Assisted in raising c.£2.1bn of debt to finance Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 and participated in development funding executive committees consulting on equity minimisation and debt utilisation strategies while liaising directly with senior leadership, shareholders, bankers, and lawyers o Designed, executed, and managed the company’s financial modelling infrastructure which included individual development phase appraisals, operating models forecasting construction expenditure and monthly equity and debt drawdowns along with a company-wide development management tool which reported overall financial performance for the group of companies o Assisted in the formation of the company’s asset management strategy (including optimum holding structures) and developed the investment management model which assessed the profitability of lease agreements and produced overall portfolio performance o Recruited, trained, and managed a team of investment analysts

Canary Wharf Group plc

Financial Analyst

01/03/2011

 

- 01/09/2013

o Advised the CEO, CFO, and other senior executives of the Group on development and investments strategies o Structured opportunistic real estate transactions with multiple tranches of equity, debt and hybrid financing and modelled profit share and multi-tiered IRR schemes for joint ventures

Capita

Transport Economist

01/06/2008

 

- 01/03/2011

o Produced demand and revenue forecasts and performed due diligence on PPP/PFI transactions and projects in the UK, Ireland and Portugal acting on behalf of lenders and sponsors

WSP Group

Transport Modeller

01/10/2006

 

- 01/05/2008

o Built strategic multi-modal and micro-simulation transport models and produced economic appraisals for infrastructure schemes and large urban regeneration projects

Education

Imperial College London

Transport

01/02/2005

 

- 01/02/2006

National Technical University of Athens

Applied Mathematics and Physics

01/02/1999

 

- 01/02/2005

Licenses / Certificates

CFA Institute

CFA Charterholder

01/08/2014

 

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