Our founding members are well-established entrepreneurs and investors in real estate and structured finance with successful track records giving Geneva Partners all critical knowledge for real estate development, finance, project management and exit strategies. Our operational expertise derives from involvement in the conceptualization and development of projects and from having played critical operating roles in project management.
founded Geneva Partners in 2002 and has been its President and CEO since. After receiving his MBA from Columbia University (NYC) in 1987, Franck Berlamont spent 13 years at Citibank, serving as Managing Director in France (1990-1993) and then as Citibank Private Bank Marketing Director for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. He joined Banque Marcuard Cook & Company in Geneva in 1999 as Partner and CEO. Franck Berlamont founded Geneva Partners following the sale of Banque Marcuard Cook to an international bank.
Philippe Berman is a member of the Board of Directors at Geneva Partners. Upon graduation from Harvard Business School in 1977, he joined Goldman Sachs & Co, in New York and left in 1980 to join Bain & Co and subsequently Booz Allen & Hamilton. Since 1984, he has managed investment funds specialized in Real Estate. Philippe Berman was instrumental in many of the large real estate transactions executed by Apollo Private Equity in continental Europe. Apollo is known for its ability to deal with complex investments that most investors lack the inclination, resources, or ability to carry on.