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Frank RoccoGrande

Founding Partner

Deutsche Finance International

London, UK

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Frank RoccoGrande’s Biography

Frank RoccoGrande is Founding Partner, Head of Capital Markets and Investment Committee Member of Deutsche Finance International, a pan-European private equity real estate firm with $3.2 billion AUM and offices in London, Munich, Madrid and Luxembourg. He has over 20 years' of industry experience having been involved in over $10 billion of real estate transactions across Europe and the US.

Independently-managed DFI is part of Munich-based Deutsche Finance Group, a global investment manager established in 2005 with $9.1 billion AUM and 120 employees across six international offices. Frank sits on DFG’s Global Investment Committee and is member of the Group’s life sciences platform leadership team.

Before establishing DFI in 2016, Frank spent six years as Founding Partner and Senior Managing Director of BLG Capital, Turkey’s leading private equity real estate investment and development firm. Prior to that, he was Director at 3 Seas Capital Partners, one of Turkey’s top ranked M&A and capital advisory firms, and Partner at AccessTurkey Capital Group, one of Turkey’s leading alternative investment management firms. Frank started his career in New York City where he worked for a family office and Newtek Capital, a middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in business and financial services companies.

Frank serves on the Board of Olympia London, the iconic Olympia exhibition centre currently undergoing transformation into a revitalized arts, entertainment and creative business quarter spread over a 14-acre site in central London’s Kensington.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University in New York City.

Frank RoccoGrande’s Background

Deutsche Finance International
Founding Partner
Oct 2016 - Present
London, UK
DFI is a pan-European private equity real estate platform. The firm pursues value-add and select opportunistic research-driven strategies, driving superior risk-adjusted returns through deep value investing, capitalising on trends and active asset management. As real estate evolves to space as a service, DFI specialises in unlocking value by taking a customer-centric approach to its investments.
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BLG Capital
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Jun 2010 - Sep 2021
İstanbul, TR
BLG is a (vertically integrated) private equity real estate investment manager with a primary focus on investments in Turkey and major cities globally, specialised in high-end and lifestyle-related projects across the residential, hospitality and mixed-use property sectors.
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FTI Consulting
Life sciences, the burgeoning asset class ready to emerge in Europe
Feb 2021
London, UK
In an article written by FTI Consulting, Frank RoccoGrande is mentioned regarding the rise of real estate interest for the life sciences sector. He says: "In Boston's lab office sector, for example, leases are structured on a triple net basis, meaning that all the common area costs are pushed down to the tenant."
Compromise is the key for private real estate amid the covid-19 pandemic
Jun 2020
London, UK
PERE News reports on private real estate amid the covid-19 pandemic. Frank said: “Once we come out of this a lot of landlords and real estate investors will be under the microscope, being judged for how they behaved and reacted in this time.”
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Frank RoccoGrande’s Education

Columbia University
Master of Public Health
1998 - 2000