Senior management of Lone Star, together with key employees of Hudson, have developed long-standing working relationships, disciplined procedures and substantial asset management expertise in the course of advising the Funds in connection with the acquisition and management of approximately 781,000 assets worldwide (including those managed by specialty management firms that are owned by a Fund or Funds) at an aggregate purchase price of over $95 billion since 1995.
Founder Lone Star Funds
Mr. Grayken is the founder of Lone Star. Since the establishment of its first fund in 1995, Lone Star has organized twelve private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments totaling over $45 billion. Mr. Grayken has served as a key participant in investor relations, sourcing, negotiating, and structuring investments and has been the primary individual responsible for formulating investment strategy for the Funds. In addition, Mr. Grayken is the owner of Hudson Advisors, a full-service asset management company with approximately 800 employees worldwide that provides due diligence and analysis, asset management and other support services to Lone Star. Hudson, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor, has advised the Funds with respect to more than 781,000 assets with an aggregate purchase price of more than $95 billion. Mr. Grayken holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
President, Lone Star Funds Americas
Mr. Collin is the President responsible for directing origination activities in the Americas. He has over 25 years of experience in real estate, both debt and equity, mostly direct investments worldwide.
Prior to joining Lone Star in 2007, Mr. Collin served for three years as First Vice President, Real Estate Investments, at PSP Investments, a Canadian Crown Corporation, where he was responsible for 10% of the total fund and managed more than $4 billion of equity invested (gross assets in excess of $8 billion) in commercial real estate assets (debt and equity) in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Before joining PSP in 2004, Mr. Collin was with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec where he most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cadim, Inc. – Real Estate and was responsible for over $20 billion in commercial real estate assets under management in debt and equity products on public and private markets around the world. He was also responsible for overseeing Caisse de dépôt – Real Estate Group’s international development and management. Mr. Collin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.B.A. degree from Montreal’s École des Hautes Études Commerciales and an M.B.A. degree from McGill University.
President, Lone Star Funds Europe
Mr. Brahin is the President responsible for directing origination activities in Europe. He has over 20 years of experience in distressed investing, financing and asset management. Mr. Brahin previously served as President of a Hudson subsidiary in Europe, and in such capacity directed the due diligence and analysis, financing and asset management of all of the Funds’ investments in Europe.
Prior to joining Hudson, Mr. Brahin worked for the real estate structured finance departments of KBC Bank and UIC Sofal, and also served as a director at JER France where he was responsible for underwriting. Mr. Brahin began his career in 1989 as a developer and holds a Master’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University Paris – Dauphine IX.
President, Lone Star Funds Japan
Mr. Takamatsu is the President responsible for directing origination activities in Japan. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate and real estate secured financing, distressed investing and asset management. Since 1999, Mr. Takamatsu has been involved in virtually all of Lone Star’s investments in Japan. Previously, as a senior officer for the Hudson subsidiary in Japan, Mr. Takamatsu directed the due diligence and analysis and asset management activities for substantially all of the Funds’ investments in Japan, including real estate secured and residential mortgage loans, real estate-backed securities, real estate properties, unsecured corporate and consumer loans, financial institutions including Tokyo Star Bank and various corporate reorganizations.
Mr. Takamatsu’s previous experience includes 14 years of various positions at the Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. including an external assignment at Asian Development Bank and management of value investments at Cargill Investments Japan, Ltd. Mr. Takamatsu holds a B.A. degree from Sophia University and an M.B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University.