Richard Croft is Executive Chairman of M7 Real Estate, a leading pan-European real estate investment manager. M7 has over 220 employees in 15 countries & territories across Europe, The Middle East & Asia and manages over 570 assets with a value of circa €4.1 billion.
Richard is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, capital raising and leads the real estate fund management function. In this capacity he sits on the GP board and investment committees of all M7’s funds in addition to numerous other M7 JV boards.
Prior to founding M7 Real Estate in April 2009, Richard founded Halverton REIM LLP (subsequently GPT Halverton), a European real estate fund management business which was sold to The GPT Group (an Australian listed property trust) in July 2007. At the time of the sale, the company employed circa 180 people across 10 European offices and managed over €2 billion of assets. Richard remained as CEO of GPT Halverton until 2009.
Before his time at Halverton, Richard was International Investment Director of The IO Group Ltd, Property Fund Management PLC (now Cromwell), responsible for setting up their international infrastructure.
Richard has been involved in over €12 billion of transactions across the UK and Europe during his 30 years of real estate experience.
In addition to his duties at M7, Richard is a Non-Executive Director of IPSX (the International Property Securities Exchange), The Red Cat Pub Company and The Pinnacle Group.
He is regular speaker at conferences across Europe covering real estate and economic topics.