Beaumont

Alex Vahabzadeh

Managing Partner

Mr. Vahabzadeh is Managing Partner of the Beaumont Group of companies.

Prior to Beaumont, he was the co-founder and president of SAFANAD, an international investment firm based in Geneva, Switzerland.

From 1994 to 2009, Mr. Vahabzadeh was the co-founder and managing partner of the BV Group, which built a portfolio of private equity and real estate holdings in the US, Europe and Asia.

He has developed several successful real estate operating platforms and aggregated a significant portfolio of assets in specialized sectors such as government leased office buildings, healthcare real estate facilities and student housing projects. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Vahabzadeh has led investments in over 100 private equity transactions and funds.

Mr. Vahabzadeh is also chairman of Peracon, a leading software-based business intelligence and risk management company for commercial real estate. In addition, he serves on the advisory board of several venture capital and corporate buyout funds in which his group is an investor.

Mr. Vahabzadeh holds a BBA in International Business from George Washington University.

Ray Wirta

Managing Partner

Mr. Wirta is Managing Partner for Beaumont’s US investments. He and Mr. Vahabzadeh have worked and invested together for over 10 years.

Mr. Wirta has been a Board Member of the CBRE Group since August 1997 and has served as its Chairman since May 2014. He is President of the Investment Properties Group at the Irvine Company and has served in that role since June 2010. Mr. Wirta has also been Chief Executive Officer of The Koll Company.

He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of CBRE from September 2001 to June 2005. From May 1999 to September 2001, he served as Chief Executive Officer of CBRE Services, Inc. and served as its Chief Operating Officer from May 1998 to May 1999. Mr. Wirta served as a director and Non-Executive Chairman of Realty Finance Corporation and was previously the Chairman from May 2005 through August 2009. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of that company from April 2007 to September 2007.

Mr. Wirta holds a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach and an M.B.A. in International Management from Golden Gate University.

Saleh Al-Trad

Managing Director

Mr. Al-Trad is Managing Director at Beaumont Partners and has 15 years of Strategic Advisory, Investment Banking, Investment Management and Private Placement experience.

He was the Managing Director and Head of Kuwait and Qatar for Nomura where he built Nomura’s presence in Kuwait and Qatar, oversaw key client relationships, and led the partnership between Investment Banking and Capital Markets to formulate and execute a business plan that generated over US$125m in revenue.

Given his role as Head of Kuwait and Qatar and the close links to neighboring countries, Saleh has strong connectivity in the region with key decision makers and stakeholders including Government Functionaries, Senior Advisers, Family Offices, CEO’s, CFO’s and Treasurers.

Prior to Nomura, Mr. Al-Trad spent 8 years at Lehman Brothers in Clients Coverage mostly in New York as well as in Kuwait and Doha where he set up Lehman Brothers’ offices. Saleh was responsible for attracting several billion dollars in new investments from clients in the Middle East, including advisory mandates for Qatar Petroleum, RasGas, Qatargas, Q-Chem and Qatar Gas Transport Co.

He also has significant project finance capital markets experience in Qatar (3 lead-managed bond deals raising US$4.9bn) and worked closely with the Government of the State of Qatar in obtaining an upgrade to the sovereign rating from the Credit Ratings Agencies.

Mr. Al-Trad holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and attended Master Classes in Finance at Boston University.

Ronald Beau

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Beau is CFO of Beaumont Partners and has almost 22 years of extensive experience in Swiss and international accounting, finance, legal and tax matters.

Mr. Beau started his career with ELF AQUITAINE as a tax lawyer and was elected group representative for Switzerland during the French privatization of public companies in 1993. He was also appointed Head of the International EICP in 1996.

Mr. Beau was then with VIVENDI UNIVERSAL as general counsel, and later joined ARTHUR ANDERSEN in 1999 as Head of Tax & Legal Private Client Services for Swiss Romande.

After Arthur Andersen’s fall in 2002, he founded BEAU HLB.

Mr. Beau holds a Master of Law from the University of Geneva.

Riccardo Carpigo

Managing Director

Mr. Carpigo is a Managing Director at Beaumont Partners and has 27 years of experience in Private Banking, Wealth Management and Private Equity.

Prior to Working with Beaumont Partners, he founded AVEMO Capital, an independent private equity company based in Geneva. Mr. Carpigo’s banking experience includes 10 years as an Executive Director at Sarasin Bank and Director at HSBC Private Bank responsible for Family Offices and Multi Family Offices with combined assets of over 7 billion USD with 40 million USD of annual revenue.

Previously, Mr. Carpigo spent 11 years at Citibank in roles that included Vice President, responsible for Credit and Risk Management at Citibank Luxembourg, and Vice President, responsible for Front Office Services for Citibank Switzerland. His experience covers a broad range of geographic regions across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Mr. Carpigo holds a BA degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

James Riordan

Managing Director

Mr. Riordan is Managing Director at Beaumont Partners and has over 30 years experience in the areas of institutional investment and operations management.

His experience includes being Managing Member of Criterion Holdings, LLC, former (interim) Chief Operating Officer of GLP Development and former Principal with Lubert-Adler Partners, L.P., a Philadelphia-based family of real estate opportunity investment funds.

With Lubert-Adler, Mr. Riordan had overall responsibility for investment management, acquisitions, and strategic planning for the funds’ portfolio holdings in the greater Baltimore region, along with select investments in Virginia, Florida, New England, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

He directed, conceived and managed several specialized investment platforms, including transit village assemblages. Additionally, he acquired and disposed of over 15,000 multifamily units in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor between 2002 and 2012.

Before joining Lubert-Adler in 2002, Mr. Riordan was Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager with LaSalle Investment Management (successor to Alex. Brown Kleinwort Benson Realty Advisors), a global real estate investment advisor, and focused on separate account management, with a specialty in national, core and value-add industrial and office mandates.

Prior to that, he was a Limited Partner with LCOR, Inc. (formerly The Linpro Company), where he specialized in industrial, flex and office properties in Delaware and New Jersey.  He also worked for the Capital Markets Group of Chemical Bank and the investment banking firm of L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin.

Mr. Riordan holds a BA from Hamilton College.

Robert Barron

Managing Director

Mr. Barron is Managing Director of Beaumont Partners.

For 8 years, he has been a principal of Barron Enterprise, a company that provides diverse real estate development, acquisition and management services. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer for 25 years of Enterprise Real Estate Services, Inc. and Enterprise Development Company, an affiliated company founded by James W. Rouse in 1981.

Mr. Barron has participated in the development of over 120 commercial projects valued at $6 billion and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (based in Washington D.C., Hong Kong, and London) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (based in New York City).

Mr. Barron holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland and a MS in Finance from Loyola College. He is also a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Joe Mansour

Managing Director

Mr. Mansour is Managing Director of Development at Beaumont Partners and has owned, developed and operated income-producing properties in California, Missouri and Texas.

He is also the Founder of Accord Interests, LLC (formerly Accord Group). His primary focus is identification of new development opportunities and implementation of such developments. He is intimately involved in all aspects from project conceptualization, design, finance, and management implementation.

Prior to forming Accord, Mr. Mansour practiced law with Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in California. His practice areas included real estate, corporate restructure and bankruptcy.

Mr. Mansour graduated with honors from University of Missouri, and with honors and Order of the Coif from Washington University School of Law.

Richard Spikerman

Senior Advisor

As a Senior Advisor, Mr. Spikerman brings over 45 years of global, board-level, business experience at both public and privately held major industrial and financial companies to Beaumont.

From 2000 until he retired in 2015, Mr. Spikerman provided advisory and consulting services to large, privately-held companies in a variety of industries – ranging from private equity firms and financial institutions to natural resources-based and technology-based companies in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He often served as a member of the board of his clients’ companies, including, at one stage, as Chairman of the Board of one of the world’s largest privately-held industrial holding companies.

Prior to 2000, Mr. Spikerman was a banker. From 1979 until 2000, he was a member of the Board Executive Committees of Republic National Bank of New York and Safra-Republic Holdings, where he had responsibility for its international banking activities – including its 35 foreign offices. From 1976 to 1979 he was Vice President and Manager at Wells Fargo Bank International in New York. From 1968 until 1976 he was at American Fletcher National Bank (now part of JPMorganChase Bank) where he established and managed its Luxembourg bank and served as Deputy Manager of its Geneva-based Swiss bank.

He is an Honorary Life Member of the Bankers Association of Finance and Trade of the American Bankers Association. He is a Chevalier de la Court du Couronne du Chene of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. While based in New York, he served as board member of a number of Dutch-American and Luxembourg-American social, business and charitable organizations.

Mr. Spikerman, a native of The Netherlands and now residing in Naples, Florida, holds a BS in Business from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana as well as an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management in London, England.

Kamyar Nemazee

Investment Director

Mr. Nemazee assists with Beaumont’s real estate investments and developments globally. Since 2013, Mr. Nemazee has also acted as a Director of Tigra Capital Group, a real estate investment, development and advisory firm, and a Director of WSK Investment Holding Inc., an emerging markets private equity vehicle.

He previously was a real estate and finance attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in the firm’s New York and Dubai offices before joining Cavendish Partners Ltd. in London where he was responsible for the firm’s European and Middle East portfolio of private equity and real estate investments.

Mr. Nemazee holds a BA in International Relations from Bucknell University, a JD from American University and an MS in Real Estate Development from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

Farhan Gilani

Senior Associate

Mr. Gilani is Senior Associate and Acquisitions Manager of Beaumont Partners and assists with investment and market due diligence and structuring / closing global real estate and private equity transactions.

He brings to Beaumont hands-on experience in tax policy and legal research and recently led an accretive recapitalization and closing of a $125 million real estate acquisition financing facility.

Prior to joining the team, he was with Relationship Science LLC, where he led project management and a global research business for their Fortune 500-facing financial services tool.

Mr. Gilani holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Williams College.

Teymour Vahabzadeh

Business Development

Teymour is currently an Associate at Beaumont Partners, focusing on business development for the firm. He was previously a Director at EVO Montreal, where he led the team’s partnership generation, business development, and marketing efforts. The EVO Residences are the result of Beaumont’s acquisition and conversion of two downtown Montreal hotels into 2000 high-end student housing beds.

Before joining the team at EVO, Teymour worked with the residential real estate sales team at the Tristar Group in New York City. Teymour was also on the team at Relationship Science LLC, where he helped build a database of the world’s most influential organizations and individuals for a market-leading relationship management tool. In addition, he spent time working with both Miles Howland & Co. LLC, a global investment management firm, and Shaza Hotels, a sharia-compliant five star hotel operator.

Teymour studies Management & International Business at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Krisztina Hanko

Office Manager

Ms. Hanko provides administrative and operational support as Office Manager at Beaumont’s London office.

She was previously an Assistant Relationship Manager at Falcon Private Wealth Ltd., assisting high net worth corporate and private clients with compliance and KYC requirements.

Ms. Hanko holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Minor in German Language from The University of Surrey.