Paul Betts, (MRICS) Managing Director Central Europe, M Seven Real Estate
Paul is responsible for M7 operations across the Central European region. He has been working in real estate for 26 years and has been based overseas for over 22 years in Central Europe and France. Prior to joining M7 in 2015 he was Head of EMEA Logistics at Jones Lang LaSalle responsible for the coordination of all business services offered within the Logistics sector across the EMEA region, he was also a member of the Global Logistics Board.
Paul was previously a Partner of King Sturge and Managing Director of the French operations where he was responsible for the acquisition and disposal of over €1 billion of light industrial, logistics and office assets fordomestic and international investors. Key clientsincluded Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Challenger Australia and OBB Realinvest. As well as working on acquisitions he was involved in the establishment and fund raising for a real estate fund set up to invest in French provincial markets. Prior to this he was located in Prague for King Sturge, becoming Managing Director in 1995, overseeing expansion of the team from eight to twenty-five and was involved in the formation of new offices in Poland, Hungary and Croatia. He advised on a number of the earliest institutional investment transactions in the region for clients including GE Capital and HypoVereinsbank as well as providing development advice including site assembly for Skanska, as well as significantly diversifying the range of property services available for investors, developers and occupiers in the emerging Czech market.
Paul is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has a BSc (Hons) in Urban Estate Surveying.