Gavin Neilan is a Founding Partner, Head of Investments and Member of the Investment Committee of Deutsche Finance International or DFI, a London based pan-European private equity investor with over €2 bn AUM, which specialises in operational real estate. He has around 20 years’ of industry experience and has been involved in more than €5 billion of real estate transactions. Gavin has extensive cross border expertise, having operated in over 30 markets across Europe, Americas, Africa and the Middle East.
Prior to establishing DFI, Gavin served as Managing Director responsible for real estate at the largest growth market focused private equity firm, worked in the principal real estate finance team at The Royal Bank of Scotland and practised as a lawyer at Allen & Overy.
He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University College London, a postgraduate diploma from Nottingham Law School and a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD.