Ravi StickneyManaging Partner and CIO, Real Estate
Ravi Stickney serves as the head of the firm’s real estate team, since its inception in 2008, and has grown the business to its current position as a leader in the European real estate debt markets. He has over 20 years’ experience in European real estate markets. Previously he was on ING Bank’s proprietary investments desk, with sole responsibility for managing a €400 million long/short portfolio of European commercial real estate credits and CMBS, along with special situations investing. Prior to that, he was at Lehman Brothers, structuring and executing UK and European CMBS/RMBS and commercial real estate mezzanine loans. He began his career on the UK commercial real estate desk at Ernst & Young in 1998. Ravi graduated from Cambridge University with a Master’s degree in Engineering.
Arron TaggartUK Origination
Arron has over 20 years’ experience in real estate markets. He joined Cheyne in August 2012 to originate real estate loans in the UK and Northern Europe. Prior to Cheyne, Arron was a Property Specialist and Partner at Clydesdale Bank responsible for the origination and execution of real estate loans in London and the South of England. He was also responsible for the management of the loan portfolio and setting regional strategy. Prior to Clydesdale Bank he was at Bank of Scotland and Hitachi Capital.
Raphael SmadjaFrench Origination
Raphael joined Cheyne in January 2014 and has over 10 years’ experience in real estate markets. Prior to Cheyne, he was an Associate Director in Real Estate Finance at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, responsible for sourcing and structuring commercial real estate loans across Europe. Prior to that, he held positions within the Real Estate Finance and CMBS space at Moody’s, UBS and Morgan Stanley.
Daniel SchuldesEuropean Origination
Daniel has over 14 years’ experience in the European real estate debt and ABS markets. He joined Cheyne in 2007 and specialises in the origination, structuring, negotiation and execution of German real estate credit transactions. He was previously an associate on Credit Suisse’s asset finance team in London, which was responsible for originating and structuring the bank’s European securitisations. He focused on fundamental analysis of RMBS collateral.
Sa'ad MalikStructured Credit
Sa’ad is Head of Structured Credit in the Cheyne Real Estate Team. Prior to Cheyne in 2016, he founded Rhino Investment Management LLP in 2011, an FCA-authorised boutique investment and advisory firm active in the European commercial real estate market. Among his responsibilities were strategy, origination, client management, structuring and execution. He previously worked for Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in 2004, and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited in 2005 where he was Director in their European Real Estate Finance & Securitisation area, and had a central role in building the Titan Europe CMBS platform. Sa’ad started his career in 2000 with Commerzbank Securities in Asset Backed Finance.
Lydia BoosLegal Counsel
Lydia is Legal Counsel for the Cheyne Real Estate Team. Prior to joining Cheyne in 2018, Lydia was a senior associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP where she worked since starting her legal training in 2008. Lydia joined BCLP’s real estate finance department upon qualifying as a solicitor in September 2010. At BCLP Lydia was responsible for advising a range of lender and sponsor clients on real estate focused investment and development transactions across a variety of sectors, often including complex intercreditor structures.
Alok RegeSocial Impact Investment Manager
Alok is the Investment Manager for the Impact Real Estate Team. He joined Cheyne in 2016 and focuses on investment origination and structuring. With over 13 years’ experience in operational residential and care investments, Alok leads the underwriting, execution and overseeing of investments within the Impact Real Estate team. Before joining Cheyne, Alok was Head of Underwriting at CBRE for residential investment transactions. Prior to this, he was Senior Analyst at Sunrise Senior Living responsible for JV and portfolio management alongside overseeing asset operations. Alok earned a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Engineering & Management both from the University of Exeter, followed by an MSc in Finance from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Richard LangBusiness Management
Richard is Head of Business Management for the Cheyne Real Estate Team. Prior to joining Cheyne in 2007 he worked at Barclays Capital, and prior to that was at Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for the controlling of the Securitised Products Group and Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities business. Before that he worked in control roles at RBS and Paine Webber. He is a qualified chartered accountant (1999) and is a Fellow of the ICAEW.