Starwood Capital hires David Matheson as head of real estate for Europe

Starwood Capital hires David Matheson as head of real estate for Europe

Starwood Capital Group has hired David Matheson as a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate for Europe.

In his new role, Matheson will be responsible for sourcing and executing real estate acquisition opportunities across Europe. Matheson, who will be based in the firm’s London office, will begin his new role in January 2022.

“David is an important addition to the Starwood Capital team as we continue to source attractive investment opportunities throughout Europe on behalf of our investors,” said Jeffrey Dishner, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Acquisitions.

“David’s proven expertise in creating value through successful M&A and pursuing innovative investment strategies leave him well positioned to play a key leadership role as we continue to build on our strong track record of success in the region.”

David Matheson joins Starwood Capital after eight years at Oxford Properties Group, a global real estate firm, where he most recently served as an Executive Vice President, Europe and Asia-Pacific and a member of their Executive Committee and Investment Committee. 

Matheson completed transactions totaling over $20 billion during his time at Oxford and was responsible for leading the firm into new sectors in Europe and Asia including built-to-rent residential and logistics, said Starwood in a statement. 

Prior to his time at Oxford, David spent over a decade in European investment banking, most recently as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs.

“I’m excited to be joining one of the world’s elite real estate investment firms and to help continue building their portfolio of premier assets through my focus in Europe,” said Mr. Matheson. “The current market is presenting a number of opportunities where Starwood’s expertise in providing patient capital and growing value will I believe allow us to build significant momentum in our portfolio moving forward.”