Senior Team

BauMont’s partners have successfully managed investments through several cycles including times of great volatility and capital vacuums.

Robert Balick
Managing Partner
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Mr. Balick is the Chief Investment Officer and chairs Baumont’s Investment Committee. He is responsible for management, strategy and the capital formation at Baumont.

Prior to founding Baumont, Mr. Balick was a senior managing director for CarVal Investors based in London, where he led CarVaI’s real estate investment activities in Europe. Prior to joining CarVal Investors, Mr. Balick started his career as a real estate investment banker with Salomon Brothers in New York and London.

Frederic Laurent
Managing Partner
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Mr. Laurent is the Head of European Investments and a member of Baumont’s Investment Committee. Mr. Laurent’s experience encompasses all real estate property classes and includes equity and debt structures in both the private and public markets.

Prior to founding Baumont, Mr. Laurent was a managing director with CarVal Investors, leading real estate investment activities in France. Mr. Laurent began his career with GE Capital, focusing on European acquisitions for GE Real Estate.

Serge Maton
Partner, CFO
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Mr. Maton is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer and a member of Baumont’s Investment Committee. Prior to founding Baumont, Mr. Maton was a managing director with CarVal Investors in London, where he was responsible for real estate investment activities in the UK.

Prior to this, Mr. Maton was a director at Citigroup, responsible for the execution of capital market offerings and worked in the real estate and structured finance group at Salomon Brothers.

Eric Salmon
Partner, Head of Acquisitions — France
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Mr. Salmon is a member of Baumont’s Investment Committee. Based in Paris, Mr. Salmon is responsible for the origination, acquisitions, asset management and disposal of real estate investments in France. Prior to founding Baumont, Mr. Salmon was a director with CarVal Investors.

Previously Mr. Salmon was based in London where he worked at LaSalle Investment Management in the special situations group. Mr. Salmon started his career with Lehman Brothers in the real estate investment banking group.

Natalie Harrison
Director, Head of Investments — U.K.
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Mrs. Harrison heads the origination, acquisitions, asset management and disposal of real estate investments in the UK.

Prior to joining Baumont Mrs. Harrison was a director at M&G Real Estate where she held various positions including acquisitions, portfolio management and asset management roles in both the UK and Continental Europe.

Jai Bhakar
Director, General Counsel
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Mr. Bhakar is the General Counsel of Baumont. Prior to joining Baumont Mr. Bhakar was a vice president at Deutsche Asset Management where he supported the Infrastructure and Private Equity Secondary teams and was involved in the formation of several private equity funds and the structuring and execution of several European investments.

Mr. Bhakar started his career at King & Wood Mallesons advising clients on private equity fund formations, real estate investments and leveraged buy-outs. Mr. Bhakar is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales.

Steve Xuereb
Operations Director
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Steve Xuereb is the Director of Operations at Baumont, responsible for managing the implementation of the business guidelines and overseeing the operational aspects of the business strategy.

Mr. Xuereb has over ten years of experience in financial and operational management. Prior to joining Baumont, he held senior positions with Alter Domus and Citco and was involved in various structures where he oversaw finance and operations, as well as regulatory reporting.

Mr Xuereb is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.