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Our team reflects Victory’s core value, an absolute dedication to investing in and transforming real estate for our stakeholders.

We seek the highest caliber individuals who are totally focused on attaining the highest quality results. Victory’s professionals are principled, independent, relentless, and hard-working.

Our team

Erik Moresco
Founder / Managing Partner
Erik is the Founder and Managing Partner of Victory.

He created Victory in 2009 with the aim of creating a firm where he and other like-minded professionals could undertake ambitious projects with a focus on environmental and social sustainability. Carefully hand-selecting investments allows Erik and senior management to remain more personally involved than they could at traditional larger investment firms.

Prior to joining Victory, Erik was a Managing Director at Blackstone where he was responsible on behalf of the firm’s real estate private equity funds across nine European countries. Before this, he spent nearly six years with Morgan Stanley's investment banking division in their New York, London, and Paris offices, working on mergers and acquisitions, LBOs, restructurings, debt and equity issuance as well as real estate private equity investment.

Erik received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and has native-level fluency in English, French, and Spanish. He has lived and worked throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa.
Biography
Simon Norris
Partner
Simon is a Partner at Victory.

He has nearly 20 years of diverse investment experience, with extensive knowledge in all aspects of real estate investing. Before this, Simon started his career as a strategy consultant before working on strategy and investment at the BBC and The Carbon Trust.

He has a First Class (Hons) degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge (St Catharine's College). He has worked in multiple jurisdictions throughout Europe and the United States, and has also lived and traveled extensively throughout the world.
Biography
Kylie Holmes
Head of Finance
Kylie runs the finance team at Victory and is involved in all aspects of structuring, tax and finance related to Victory’s investments.

Prior to joining Victory, she was a Divisional Director at M7 Real Estate where she was responsible for overseeing the fund accounting function for multiple central and pan-European real estate funds and several joint ventures with various established institutional partners, as well as being involved in the launch of multiple real estate funds investing across all of Europe. Before this, Kylie worked at both Westfield and Goodman in New Zealand.

Kylie has a Bachelor of Business degree and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, and she is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand). She worked in New Zealand before moving to the UK.
Biography
Sunay Shah
Vice President
Sunay is a Vice President in the investment team.

He has been with the firm since graduating from university and has been heavily involved in multiple aspects of real estate investing including acquisitions, asset management, finance and divestments.

He has a First Class (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge (Girton College). He has worked in multiple jurisdictions throughout Europe and has also traveled widely throughout the world.
Biography
Blair Carlyle
Executive Director
Blair is an Executive Director in the investment team.

Previously, he worked as a lawyer in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London office, where he specialized in the financing of European real estate transactions and loan portfolio acquisitions, advising Victory on a number of matters during that time. Prior to this, he worked as a finance lawyer at Clayton Utz and Minter Ellison, two of Australia’s leading law firms.

Blair has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Griffith University in Australia, and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. He is originally from New Zealand and has worked throughout Europe and Australia.
Biography
Charlotte van den Brink
Senior Asset Manager
Charlotte is a Senior Asset Manager in the investment team.

Prior to joining Victory, she started her career in 2009 at CBRE in Amsterdam, where she worked as a finance and commercial manager focusing on property and asset management.

Charlotte has a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Real Estate from the Hanzehogeschool in the Netherlands. She is based in the Netherlands, has worked in multiple countries in Europe, and speaks Dutch and English.
Biography
Oscar Melbourne
Associate
Oscar is an Associate in the investment team.

He joined straight from the University of Cambridge, from which he has a First Class (Hons) degree in Linguistics (Jesus College). He is fluent in English and proficient in Spanish, and has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Biography
Jian Liu
Fund Accountant
Jian is a Fund Accountant in the finance team.

Prior to joining Victory, Jian spent four years at Aprirose, a real estate investment company, where he worked as a group management accountant looking after the 26-hotel Qhotel portfolio since their acquisition in September 2017, as well as several other hotel investment portfolios in London. Before this, he worked as a management accountant for six years in the hospitality industry.

Jian is a fully qualified ACCA chartered certified accountant, as well as currently studying CTA. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Biography
Daria Metzger
Vice President - Hospitality
Daria is a Vice President – Hospitality in the investment team and is involved in all matters pertaining to hotels and hospitality.

Prior to joining Victory, she held numerous development and acquisition roles in the hospitality industry, predominantly in the luxury hotel sector. Daria spent eight years at Dorchester Collection, where she gained extensive experience in revenue management, development, transaction and asset management activities across Europe, US and the Middle East.

Daria holds a First Class (Hons) degree in International Hospitality Management from Oxford Brookes University. She has lived and worked in the UK, Scandinavia and Russia and is fluent in English, French, Swedish and Russian.
Biography
Samina Haydar
Accounts Assistant
Samina is the Accounts Assistant in the finance team.

Prior to joining Victory, she held numerous roles as an accountant including at JLL.

Samina has a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, and is working towards ACCA certification. She speaks English and Bengali.
Biography
Matthieu Vappiani
Finance Director
Matthieu is the Finance Director of Victory’s Luxembourg operations and part of the finance team.

He has extensive experience in accounting, tax and operations matters concerning Luxembourg-based structures, particularly in the hospitality and real estate sector. He is a former Financial Controller at a hotel company that co-invests with institutional investors throughout Europe, and prior to this he worked at a leading trust company in Luxembourg.

Matthieu has a Diploma of Accounting and Financial Studies as well as further qualifications in tax and VAT law. He is fluent in French and English.
Biography
Ashish Pindoria
Fund Accountant
Ashish is a Fund Accountant in the finance team.

Prior to joining Victory, he spent five years at IQEQ where he worked as a fund accountant on numerous real estate closed and open-ended funds across multiple jurisdictions.

Ashish has a master’s (Hons) in Structural Engineering and a bachelor’s (Hons) in Architecture from the University of Sheffield, as well as being a fully qualified ACCA chartered accountant.
Biography
Yasmine El Khattabi
Executive Assistant
Yasmine is the Executive Assistant to the Partners.

Prior to joining Victory, Yasmine worked within the Aviation group of Babcock International, where she was both Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and a Projects and Communications Coordinator. Before this she worked for six years in the luxury hotel sector.

Yasmine holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Languages, and is a skilled linguist with fluency in five languages (English, French, Greek, Arabic and Spanish). She has lived and worked in the UK, France and Greece.
Biography
Ben Cooper
Executive Director
Previously, he was a Vice President at CarVal Investors, where he worked on opportunistic, direct real estate investment strategies in France and the UK, spending two years based in CarVal’s Paris office. Prior to this, Ben worked at Knight Frank in its London City Capital Markets team.

Ben has an Honors degree in Theology from the University of Durham (St. Chad’s College) and a Master of Science in Real Estate from the Henley Business School of the University of Reading and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has lived and worked in the UK and France and speaks English and French.
Biography
Daan Wiertz
Junior Asset Manager
Daan is a Junior Asset Manager in the investment team.

Prior to joining Victory, he started his career in 2016 at CBRE in Amsterdam, where he worked as a Commercial Manager focusing on property management.

Daan has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Facility and Real Estate Management from Breda University of Applied Sciences and Greenwich University. He is based in the Netherlands, has travelled extensively and speaks Dutch and English.
Biography
Anna McGrath
Senior Manager - Design, Marketing & Communications
Anna is a Senior Manager and part of the investment team and is involved in all matters concerning corporate and asset marketing, design and communication at Victory.

Previously, Anna was a director at Saentys Communication. She has extensive experience in marketing, branding, project management and business development, working on real estate projects across Europe and Africa. Whilst at Saentys, Anna was responsible for expanding the agency into Russia and developing revenue streams across multiple countries. Prior to this, she worked at Small Back Room concentrating on UK based destination branding projects.

Anna has a bachelor’s (Hons) in Business Administration from Coventry University. She has lived in Munich and Moscow, and has travelled extensively throughout the world.
Biography
Lily Gregson
PA & Operations Assistant
Lily is a PA and Operations Assistant at Victory.

Prior to joining Victory, Lily worked in both the private and public sectors as a personal assistant for various C-Suite executives.

Lily holds a bachelor’s degree in American and Canadian Studies from the University of Nottingham, and has travelled extensively in the United States.
Biography
Dominik Klotz
Analyst
Dominik is an Analyst in the investment team.

He joined straight from Imperial College London, where he studied Chemical Engineering and achieved a First Class Master’s degree. Dominik was raised in Austria and has travelled extensively throughout Europe. He is fluent in both English and German.
Biography
Pieter van der Peet
Senior Asset Manager
Pieter is a Senior Asset Manager in the investment team.

He started his career at JLL in Amsterdam, where he worked as an advisor to corporate occupiers. He went on to work in their London and Hong Kong offices, before moving back to Amsterdam, where he worked as a partner in the Cushman & Wakefield team on local and international tenant rep, leasing and investment transactions.

Pieter has a bachelor’s degree and an MSC in Financial Management from Nyenrode University. He is based in the Netherlands and speaks Dutch and English.
Biography
Qing Stevens
Operations Manager
Qing is the Operations Manager at Victory.

Qing has over 20 years of experience in business operations, administration and HR. Previously she was the European HR Manager at Greenhill & Co International, an investment bank. Prior to that Qing spent eight years at Helios Investment Partners as the Operations Manager.

Qing has a bachelor’s degree in Higher Education and Educational Psychology and also holds a diploma in Business Administration. Qing is based in London and has travelled extensively throughout the world covering all seven continents. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Biography
Paul Guichard
Accountant
Paul is an Accountant in Victory’s Luxembourg operations and part of the finance team.

Prior to joining Victory, he worked as a Senior Financial Auditor at Crowe Luxembourg, a member of one of the leading global accounting networks, where he conducted audits of numerous listed and unlisted companies.

Paul holds a master’s in Finance and Accounting from the University of Economics in Prague. He is fluent in both French and English.
Biography
Philip Ho
Analyst
Philip is an Analyst in the investment team.

Prior to joining Victory, Philip worked at Langham Hall where he was responsible for managing a team of four to oversee the accounting and administration of a portfolio of open and closed-ended funds throughout their life cycles.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a fully qualified ACCA chartered certified accountant, as well as currently studying for his CFA level III. He speaks both English and Cantonese.
Biography
Bart Wauters
Development Manager
Bart is a Development Manager in the investment team.

Prior to joining Victory, Bart spent more than 13 years at BESIX, most recently leading BESIX France’s bid team. He has extensive experience in the design and build phases of iconic developments, and a deep knowledge of both the technical and economic aspects of the development process.

Bart holds a master’s degree in Construction Engineering from Katholieke Industriële Hogeschool Gent, Belgium, as well as master’s in Operations Management and Business Administration from Economische Hogeschool Sint Aloysius Management School, Belgium. He is fluent in Dutch, French and English.
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Frédéric Wavre
Intern
Frédéric is an intern in the investment team.

He currently is studying at the Hospitality Business School of Lausanne. Frédéric already has extensive hospitality operational experience, ranging from Parisian palaces to small mountain resorts. He is fluent in French and English.
Biography

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