The European Chapter

Meet the Chapter Leadership Team

Bjarne Eggesbø

BS, ’98

Mr. Eggesbø has over 20 years of finance & real estate experience and has worked both in the US and European markets where he has been involved in structuring and executing real estate transactions with a total value exceeding USD 33 billion. Mr. Eggesbo is currently a private investor and advisor.

Mr. Eggesbo served, until 2017, as Head of Real Estate for C-Quadrat; a publicly listed asset manager with over USD 11 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining C-Quadrat, he served as Obligo Investment Management’s Chief Investment Officer from 2012 until 2015, Chairman of Obligo Real Estate and Chief Executive Officer of Obligo Investment Management from 2013 until 2015, overseeing USD 8 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Obligo, Mr. Eggesbø was a principal in Allegiance Investment Group. Earlier, Mr. Eggesbø served as Executive Director at UBS, where he worked primarily on the Swiss government stabilization fund. Earlier, Mr. Eggesbø was Head of Structuring and Securitization at Credit Suisse’s European real asset finance group. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, from 1998 to 2005, Mr. Eggesbø worked within the real estate industry at Moody’s Investor Service, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Nomura.

Mr. Eggesbø holds a postgraduate degree in Digital Currency & Blockchain from the University of Nicosia, an undergraduate degree (with a concentration in Real Estate) from Cornell University. He also graduated from Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland, where he obtained his Swiss Hotel Diploma and American Hotel and Motel Association Diplomas.

Wilson Lee

BS, ’83

Wilson Lee is a Founding Partner of Cale Street Partners, a European focused real estate capital provider that advises Cale Street Investments LP in providing creative, “one-stop” solutions to best-in-class developers, operators, and institutions.

The partnerships were founded in 2014 and seeded with $1.5 billion of discretionary capital from a sovereign wealth investor with a long-term patient approach to investing. Cale Street has a flexible mandate which includes both senior and mezzanine debt finance as well as joint venture equity investment.

Wilson has over 30 years of experience in the real estate market. Over his 18 years at Lehman Brothers in New York and London, he held several senior management roles in real estate, including starting and heading Lehman’s European principal investment platform in 1996 as well has being a member of both the Fixed Income and Investment Banking Divisions’ European Executive Committees. He then founded UBS’ principal finance business for Europe and Asia Pacific in 2005 where he was also a member of the Global Real Estate Task Force and Global Fixed Income Risk Committees. He then went on to become European Head of the Global Opportunity Fund at ING Real Estate Investment Management in 2008.

Wilson graduated from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in 1983 with a B.S. and Columbia Business School in 1987 with an MBA.

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