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Nicholas Matulovich

NEPI Rockcastle PLC

London, UK

Executive Director

NEPI Rockcastle PLC

Nicholas Matulovich


Nicholas Matulovich (Nick) is an experienced finance and M&A professional with a particular focus in the commercial real estate sector. As Chief Financial Officer of Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Ltd (Rockcastle) he executed the merger with New Europe Property Investments PLC (NEPI) in July 2017 and the new company, renamed NEPI Rockcastle PLC, is now the largest retail landlord in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with a portfolio of dominant retail centres exceeding €5bn in value. He was a member of the team that founded Rockcastle in 2012, he was also directly responsible for the finance function and together with the company’s CEO, led all M&A functions of the business. In addition, he was responsible for the operations of the company’s listed security portfolio (an exposure which exceeded €2bn). Following the merger, Nick became an Executive Director and focuses on the company’s funding profile (leading secured debt and capital markets transactions) as well as continued oversight over the acquisitions and tax functions.

At the time when Rockcastle was conceptualised and founded, Nick worked for a leading South African property company where he was involved in new property initiatives across Africa and Europe, as well as overseeing the company’s structuring matters.

During his years at Ernst & Young, Nick spent time in both the Transaction Tax division, a division that was one of the most successful and active M&A advisory businesses in Africa, and the Assurance division.

A graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Nick has lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students in Taxation and Auditing at the same university. Nick has an MCom (Taxation) and is a CA(SA) and is now based in London.

Nicholas Matulovich’s Newsfeed

06 Apr 2017
The Launch of the “CEE Real Estate Investment Compass 2017” Report

Nick Matulovich, CFO of NEPI Rockcastle is invited to participate in the panel led by Mark Heighton of CMS, to discuss investment in real estate across CEE.

21 Sep 2016
Rockcastle to refinance three shopping centres in Poland

Nick Matulovich, Chief Financial Officer at Rockcastle said: “Rockcastle’s ability to partner with banks of this calibre is testament to the quality of our portfolio. This transaction further supports Rockcastle’s strategy of becoming a dominant retail investor in CEE. It has provided Rockcastle with not only the opportunity to further strengthen its strategic relationship with ING but also cultivate new partnerships with pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Helaba. 

Nicholas Matulovich’s Background

Executive Director
Jul 2017 - Feb 2019
London, UK
NEPI Rockcastle owns, manages & develops dominant retail properties in the following Central & Eastern European countries: Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic & Serbia. NEPI Rockcastle is the result of the merger between New Europe Property Investments PLC (NEPI) and Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Ltd in July 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
May 2014 - Jul 2017
London, UK
Nick was responsible for the company's financial function, transaction & company structuring and he managed the international & corporate tax function. Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Ltd internally managed and invested in dominant retail centres in Central and Eastern Europe as well as enlisted real estate securities globally.
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Other Business Interests

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
Johannesburg, ZA
Nick presented lectures and evaluated students, covering a variety of topics on Taxation and Auditing to classes of around 400 third year undergraduates and more than 250 postgraduate students. Nick was also responsible for setting & marking examinations for the aforementioned courses.

Nicholas Matulovich’s Education

MCom (Taxation) (cum laude)
2009 - 2010
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