DFI appoints Magdalena Pujdak as director of capital markets

DFI appoints Magdalena Pujdak as director of capital markets

Pan-European private equity real estate investor Deutsche Finance International (DFI) has appointed Magdalena Pujdak to the newly created role of director – capital Markets

Joining from Greystar Europe, Magdalena Pujdak will support DFI’s product development, project management, distribution and investor relations activities.

Magdalena Pujdak has over 12 years of experience in private equity real estate investment including, most recently, at Greystar Europe where she was a director within portfolio management responsible for capital partner relationships. Prior to that, she spent almost six years at Tristan Capital Partners where she rose through the company to the position of a director within the acquisitions team, acting across value add and core plus funds with total equity of circa €4.75 billion. From 2009 to 2013 Magdalena was an analyst and associate at Mountgrange Investment Management/ Clearbell Capital assisting with acquisitions and joint venture management.

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“Magdalena joins us at an opportune time in our growth as we near the point where our first fund is fully deployed. New product development, capital raising and effective investor relations are key areas of our business and fundamental to both our ability to grow and to providing the best possible service and solutions to our clients.  It is crucial for us that we are able to attract high quality people who have the experience, expertise and drive to both lead and support our ambitions, while at the same time put us in a strong position to take advantage of opportunities in the current market,” said Frank RoccoGrande, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner at DFI. 

“DFI is a highly ambitious business where my experience can play a decisive role in helping achieve its goals.  The real estate sector finds itself at an interesting juncture, with what continues to be a challenging and uncertain market leading to opportunities for those that are able to act quickly and entrepreneurially.  I therefore look forward to coupling my experience with the skills of the team at DFI to identify those areas where we can create value on behalf of our investor base,” added Magdalena Pujdak, Director – Capital Markets at DFI.