Urban Planning &
Investments for an Innovative
What can we bring to society individually, through a think tank or through our business activities? Are we going to force ourselves to provide or participate only in normal processes of company development by randomly integrating trendy or concerning phenomena conveyed by whistleblowers?
Building the future is not about responding to often redundant events with default punitive or proprietary solutions, just to address pressing needs or for marketing purposes. It is about achieving sustainable development by anticipating those events. Nothing new under the sun, but this idea seems far from widespread, despite the worrying economic or ecological indicators. Technological change now seems much faster than the human ability to organize or adapt to it, and this entails a certain level of turmoil. The archaic way in which companies have structured themselves over time, and the heavy burden stemming from said structure means coming in late to address the major challenges that society must face. Immediacy, therefore, takes precedence over planning, and when immediacy is somewhat integrated into any approach, the essential criteria are left out.
Perhaps the objectives that we have been shaped in from our youngest days are confining us in what seems to be the driving thread of all nations, namely, growth and domination, sometimes just to avoid dependency. Despite the maturity level that we should be showing, this is ultimately a unanimous race in which everyone continues to keep on going without even paying attention to the essential rules, the most important of all being something without which nothing in the universe could work: “balance.” The word “balance” does not mean “equal”, because life is made of cycles that are to be considered at each time, but this word is even less related to a structural or societal headlong rush.
Let us remember that, each of us, at own our level, are far more effective, when manufacturing and consuming properly, than any existing legislation only interested in setting often infringing or circumventing limits everywhere. There is no limit in the search for evolution when humans are placed at the heart of the concerns of this quest. Innovation must also respect this principle. It is up to us to pay attention to what is offered to us, or to what we accomplish.
This philosophical approach has no interest if not used in every approach undertaken at all levels. It is therefore necessary to apply and to give ourselves the means to grasp every opportunity to show that real evolution, or innovation, is the one that allows attaining well-being and not frustration. Otherwise, it’s time to find other solutions or change our method. Complacency has never brought satisfaction in the medium and long terms.
It makes no sense to further develop this vision here, but it should be noted that all projects initiated by E-Partners Capital, LLC are considered only if they allow creating added value to the benefit of all, and a stimulating forecast cannot be the only criterion to bear in mind. The key question is, first and foremost, finding out what we bring to society through the proposed project, and if no answer comes up, the project is then abandoned. Nonetheless, the benefits from the operations are, of course, deemed essential.
"My job is to find ideas that will revive memories of the past, no matter the era that brought them to life, the journey they have gone through, and the influences that shaped them."
Manager & Shareholder
24 years in real estate already...
Through professional experiences in different fields including real estate, holding different positions, I was able to test my initial multidisciplinary trainings, whose common thread has always been creativity. Worlds that seemed far apart but which turned up to be complementary in the end. This has allowed me to treat atypical cases, often ignored and largely untapped, or even abandoned, from their inception to delivery, with great autonomy. My job is to find ideas that will revive memories of the past, no matter the era that brought them to life, the journey they have gone through, and the influences that shaped them.
The goal is to discover all the advantages of a building or a site for before showcasing it and determine all the means that will allow adapting it to a specific activity, purpose or current and future needs of users, customers or operators who will perpetuate this heritage and add value themselves over time.
This is always, nonetheless, the result of a team effort and, once the negotiations are complete, I summon all the professionals who will enable the success of the operation around the project that I have previously conceived. Each project has its own characteristics and again, it is necessary to find the right formula to deliver a product that is attractive, different, innovative and unique. Specialized operators are very active in their respective fields, and are therefore requested to intervene at different levels within the constraints of the project and its special features, sometimes with equity investments, if the opportunity arises.
The issues already addressed through the real estate business I have dealt with in the past with my partners and associates, have allowed me to acquire some in-depth experience in the following areas; Industry, logistics, hospitality (from 3 stars to palaces), trade, and technology and services. But, since our knowledge (team, shareholders) is limited, we surround ourselves with external experts (consultants, users, future operators and service providers).
These projects, which are very different from one another in terms of products and targets, can only be completed with the support of an investment pool, whose skills allow understanding all the challenges of all the goals defined and the particularities of each case.
To do this, the existence of a circle consisting of a dozen French and foreign investors, associated, in turn, with others, allow us to be able to gather quite substantial resources around any program that I assemble and initiate. The budgets of the current projects range from €3 to 120 million. I myself have made €35 million acquisitions and arbitrations since 2007, despite a structural exposure, in view of the economic problems posed by the 2008 crisis, but subsequently resolved.
When undertaking a project, I conduct all the architectural, economic, technical, marketing and feasibility studies and simultaneously start talking to local and national authorities for possible objections, in order to obtain all the necessary authorizations under the best possible conditions. Once this phase is completed, the investment pools are finally set up, and the various agreements to continue the project are duly contracted.
Furthermore, the renovation is implemented according to the characteristics of the project, the selected funding (cash or credit), and its typology (equity, real estate development, land management, development of new business or real estate concepts).
Manager & Shareholder
On behalf of 2 investors
Renovation, arbitration, economic, technical and sales management
Auvevoye (27) > 35,000 m2 built on 60,000 m² of land. Formerly occupied by Alsthom
Ris Orangis (91) > 23,000 m2 built on 200,000 m² of land. Formerly occupied by Mc Cormick
La Courneuve (93) > 18,500 m2 built on 35,000 m2 of land Formerly occupied by Pernod-Ricard - Cusenier and Orangina
Investment pool for which I worked to bring the occupancy rate from 63% to 99.8%. All of this, thanks to the redevelopment undertaken and an active marketing strategy that enabled increasing revenues and a better adaptation to the needs of present and incoming occupants.
I initiated and completed the disposal to an Anglo-Saxon investment fund in 2007.
Creation and optimization of a 19,753 m² estate
Fresnes (94) > 7,050 m2 developed on a plot of 11,000 m²
Ivry sur Seine (94) > 7,519 m2 on a plot of 11,500 m²
Vitry sur Seine (94) > 5,184 m2 on a plot of 7,131 m² (site recently rebuilt) Formerly occupied by Browning and Matflex SA
Negotiations, development and acquisition of stakes in real estate operations through the implementation of different investment pools
Marolles en Brie (94) > 9,500 m2 developed on 15,329 m2 of land Formerly occupied by Raffypack - Ileos
According to the specifications established in agreement with institutions, site acquisition, renovation and land-use change to accommodate various activities involving the specific application of veterinary standards and requirements related to PABs (public access buildings) or shops.
This building was the first built in France with stretched canvas manufactured by the Ferrari workshops.
To meet the specifications of the town and, therefore, modify the type of future users, the creation of an access road to the building to allow its optimization was required.
100% of the surfaces already delivered to their buyers. The operation will come to an end this year. Type: Property development - 2019 Up date, asset sold.
St Quentin en Yvelines (78) > 12,500 m2 developed on 15,200 m2 of land Formerly occupied by Tyco and Mather & Platt
Renovation of the current site in agreement with the institutions to adapt the buildings to their current needs. The lease marketing campaign is already underway, and a group of international standing has already leased part of the premises. The statutory filing for the works and building permits will depend on the applications to be submitted and on the natural articulation of the buildings.
Indeed, overly ambitious redevelopment would involve an increase in rental values, which would go against the desired goals, namely, maintaining the existing tenants in the long term and, if possible, in the premises.
For each transaction, it is necessary to find the right balance to meet a sustainable development policy and the continuity for the investments made.
Type: Estate transaction - 2019 Update, asset sold.
Constitution of 3 US subsidiary companies with historic partners and been in charge of the governance as manager and Vice-President, in the purpose to purchase assets in Florida with about $5.200.000 invested into residential real estate market.
The goal was to diversified the portfolio with residential assets in another continent to develop investments activities and dilute the risk linked to the market, local economy and currency exchange between countries where assets are located. Set up of all the procedures and selection of the local suppliers, advisors and team.
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