Europa Capital grows asset management team with new appointment

Europa Capital grows asset management team with new appointment
Radina Koleva

Europa Capital has appointed Radina Koleva as Senior Associate, Portfolio & Asset Management.

With nearly ten years of experience in the real estate sector, Radina will primarily be responsible for supporting the asset management of Europa Capital’s open-ended core fund, the Europa Diversified Income Fund (EDIF) with assets throughout Europe and leveraging her experience in France to support Europa Capital’s activity in the region across both its core and value add funds.

Radina, who will be based in Europa Capital’s Paris office and report to Diederik Bakker, joins from QNB Capital (Qatar National Bank) where she was responsible for co-managing a €600 million portfolio of core and value-add commercial real estate in France focused on offices, luxury hospitality and industrial.

Prior to joining QNB Capital, Radina was a Real Estate Senior Analyst at Resolute Asset Management where she spent four years advising commercial banks in Bulgaria, Greece, and Cyprus on managing their real estate portfolios and collateralised non-performing loans in the aftermath of the Greek Financial Crisis, as well as developing asset management strategies to add value to a variety of distressed assets.

Radina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and a CISI International certificate in Wealth & Investment Management. She also qualified as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst last year.

Rob Sim, Managing Partner at Europa Capital, commented: “Radina is an excellent addition to the team at Europa Capital, bringing an extensive track record in European asset management. Whilst Radina’s focus will be pan-European, I am pleased she will be joining our Paris office where we have been expanding recently. Radina’s expertise will be highly beneficial as we continue to evolve Europa Capital as a multi-disciplinary business to deliver attractive returns for our clients.”            

Radina Koleva, Senior Associate at Europa Capital, added: “Europa Capital manages an impressive portfolio of assets throughout Europe and has a strong track record in the asset management space. I look forward to joining the team and working on a breadth of assets, implementing asset management strategies alongside the fund management team and our partners.”