Amstar, the Denver-based real estate private equity investment manager, has hired Chris Zeuner to head its European business. Mr. Zeuner, as the new Head of Europe, will be responsible for managing Amstar’s existing €900 million portfolio in Europe and growing the firm’s European platform.
Most recently, Mr. Zeuner was head of LaSalle Investment Management’s Central European business, where he executed upon all of LaSalle’s €300 million of transactions in the region since 2012. In addition, Mr. Zeuner was also Head of Acquisitions at LaSalle for Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Prior to LaSalle, Mr. Zeuner was Managing Director at JER Partners, a US-based real estate private equity group that was sold to LaSalle in 2012. Before JER, Mr. Zeuner was head of CEE acquisitions and business development at GE Real Estate, where he established their Warsaw office and closed over €1.4 billion of transactions.
Mr. Zeuner graduated from Nottingham Trent University, is a member and assessor of the RICS and also sits on the ethics committee of the Czech Association of Developers.
Amstar President, Jason Lucas, said, “We are thrilled that Chris is joining Amstar to lead our European business. His strong, pan-European experience and excellent track-record in growing platforms will enable Amstar to fulfil the ambitious growth targets which it has for Europe. I am looking forward to working closely with Chris in the coming years.”