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Acacia Point comprises outstanding real estate professionals. With an average of 19 years’ experience in the pan-European property industry, the team has a proven track record in Germany, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands and France.

Our people and partners benefit from a transparent share in the company’s financial rewards, with remuneration structures designed to highly motivate and deliver exceptional performance that is aligned with the objectives of our capital partners.
Matthew Walker
Managing Director – Europe

Matthew has a degree in Real Estate and 30 years’ experience in the property industry spanning three continents.

Matthew founded Acacia Point in 2014 and leads the company’s strategic direction, business development, capital raising and investor relations.

Previously, Matthew was Head of Fund Management at Internos Global Investors (€4bn portfolio) and served on its Executive and Investment Committees. Earlier career roles include The GPT Group (European Investment Manager) and Cushman & Wakefield (Partner, Capital Markets: Portugal and India). His real estate career commenced in Australia in 1990 with Hillier Parker.

Luis Rocha Antunes
Managing Director – Portugal

Luis has a degree in Business and Administration and 23 years’ experience in the Portuguese real estate market.

Luis leads the Portuguese business and focuses on identifying new investment opportunities and is responsible for the execution of portfolio business plans and driving value creation. He is at the forefront of dialogue with municipalities, architects, professional service suppliers and other stakeholders.

Previously, Luis was Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Portuguese Capital Markets team and served on its Management Board. He is one of Portugal’s real estate veterans, transacting more than €4bn, including offices, retail and logistics. Luis’s career started at the Portuguese Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tim Klaassen
Investment Manager – Europe

Tim has 8 years’ experience in the European property industry and holds an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading in the UK, and a BBA in Real Estate from Hanze University, Groningen, Netherlands.

At Acacia Point, Tim leads investment activities in the Netherlands and oversees the group’s financial underwriting and investor reporting.

Previously, Tim held the position of Portfolio Manager at Internos Global Investors where he managed funds with assets in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. Earlier, Tim worked at Savills in Amsterdam.

Thomas Blaser
Head of Asset Management – Germany

Thomas has extensive experience managing retail, office and light industrial property in a career spanning 20 years. His skill set includes leasing and tenant relations, asset repositioning to fully exploit planning potential, overseeing refurbishment projects and driving asset-level operational cost efficiency.

Thomas started his career at Gerling Insurance (Real Estate division) and has subsequently held roles at DeTeImmobilien, Axa Investment Managers, CorpusSireo and Internos Global Investors.

Maria do Carmo Paias
Senior Asset Manager – Portugal

Maria has a degree in Business Management and Administration from the Lisbon university, INP – Instituto Superior Novas Profissões, and more than 20 years of experience in the Portuguese real estate market.

Since 1999, Maria has been responsible for the management and leasing of Quinta da Fonte Business Park, the country’s 2nd largest out-of-town office park comprising 80,000 sqm across 22 buildings. Her deep knowledge of the park enables her to proactively continue improving the performance of the assets and enrich the experience of the 5,000 personnel working there.

André Inocêncio
Head of Property Management – Portugal

ndré has a master’s degree in civil engineering and 10 years’ experience in the Portuguese real estate market.

André leads the property management team at Acacia Point in Portugal, responsible for the management and repositioning of 17 buildings at Quinta da Fonte Business Park.

Prior to joining Acacia Point, André worked at Cushman and Wakefield and also at the retailer, Staples, where he was responsible for managing 35 stores, its Portuguese headquarters and logistics platform.

Alexandra Silva
Property Management Executive – Portugal

Alexandra has 15 years’ experience in the Portuguese real estate market.

Alexandra forms part of the property management team at Quinta da Fonte Business Park, where she is using her experience and skills to deliver a premium work environment for leading pharmaceutical, engineering, finance, consulting and IT companies that occupy the park.

Prior to joining Acacia Point, Alexandra worked for 13 years as Property Manager at PREA and, more recently, as a Property and Facilities Manager at WiderProperties.

Rosario Pombo
Finance Director – Portugal

Rosario has an Economics degree from Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and a post-graduate degree in Management Finance and Economics.

She has a wealth of knowledge from a career spanning 30 years, including posts at KPMG and Deloitte, Country Head of Accounting Management for a logistics company in Angola and 14 years as Financial Controller of Regus Portugal.

Rita Hilário de Almeida
Marketing and Communications – Portugal

Rita has a bachelor’s degree in Management and a master’s degree in Marketing Management from IPAM Lisboa.

Rita is responsible for running brand management, marketing, events, website and social media at the Quinta da Fonte Office Park in Lisbon. She has extensive prior experience from a prior role as Head of Marketing within an international hotel and resorts group.

Raquel Fernandes
Office Manager

Raquel has a degree in Tourism Management from ESHTE (Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies) and further studies in Human Resources Management. Previously she worked within international 5-star hotel chains including Marriott and Intercontinental, gaining valuable skills delivering high service levels for the most demanding of clients.

At Acacia Point, Raquel is responsible for liaising with, and assisting, all departments to ensure timely and impressive service levels for our tenants. 

Erica Walker
Operations and Accounts

Erica has a degree in Modern European Studies from University College London and studied at the Institut de la Construction et de l’Habitat (ICH) in Paris. She has over 10 years’ experience in the European property industry.

Before joining Acacia Point, Erica held prior roles at AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (London), Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets (Paris) and Linklaters LLP (Paris).

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