Frank RoccoGrande is a Founding Partner, Head of Capital Markets and Member of the Investment Committee of Deutsche Finance International or DFI, a London based pan-European private equity investment firm with €2.5bn AUM, which specialises in operational real estate. Frank is also on the Global Investment Committee of the Deutsche Finance Group, a global real estate investment firm with €6.5bn AUM and 120 employees headquartered in Munich, Germany. Frank has 20 years of industry experience having been involved in more than €6 billion of real estate transactions.
Prior to establishing DFI, Frank was a Senior Managing Partner of BLG Capital from 2010 until 2016, Turkey’s leading private equity real estate investment and development firm with €1.5bn AUM. Frank also worked for ten years in New York City for a family office and middle-market private equity firm Newtek Business Services focused on investments in business and financial services companies.
Frank also serves as a Board Member of Olympia London, central London’s iconic Olympia exhibition centre, which is being transformed into a newly revitalized arts, entertainment and creative business quarter in excess of two million square feet in West London.
Frank 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.