About Boreal IM

Where change meets opportunity

Boreal IM is an opportunity-driven real estate investment manager. Headquartered in London with a pan-European presence, our partners bring an average of 20 years of cross-sector real estate investment experience at leading private equity managers.

Boreal IM was founded in 2022 by Louis-Simon Ferland, with Nikos Koulouras, James Farmer and Peter Bingel joining as partners after having known each other and worked together for many years. It consists of 24 people based in the UK, France and the Netherlands.

We believe a successful investment strategy must entail clarity of conviction. Our approach to investments combines analytical rigor, deep local networks and collegiality within our team and with the market.

We harness market data and our collective insights to identify, acquire and operate assets with strong secular tailwinds and defensive characteristics where the opportunity for returns is outsized.  

About Boreal IM

We recognise that creating long-term and sustainable investment value means looking forward

At a glance
1,300 M
Assets Under Management
Looking forwards
We believe a successful investment strategy must entail clarity of conviction
Lights from cars driving into a city
How we work

Our guiding principles

Clarity of conviction

We believe that real estate assets with strong fundamentals benefiting from secular tailwinds will outperform. We are therefore on the lookout for paradigm shifts and changing societal patterns that will affect how people and organisations use real assets. Our conviction is borne out of a dogged pursuit of data, extensive analysis, and judgment informed by the accumulated experience of our team.

A culture of co-elevation

Our biggest assets are our people and the cohesiveness of our team. We believe that if we build a culture that encourages our staff to excel individually and as part of a team, the results will follow. To do this, we create an environment of  trust; and strive to be fair-minded, reserve judgment, and give people the benefit of the doubt.

Curious and open-minded

The versatility and curiosity of our team means we can transfer our success in one area to others. Logistics is the most interesting asset class today, but our sights are set on identifying further opportunities resulting from societal changes and technological disruption.

Pride in performance

Excellence and high performance are an expectation of every member of our team. We work hard, but even more important is that we work smart. We are committed to challenging ourselves and taking personal responsibility to continuously grow and improve.

Growth through humility

We are confident and self-assured in our abilities, but we are open to being proven wrong and conscious that performance is a process as much as a goal. It is only by being able to discover and recognise our gaps that we will be able to grow.

Enjoy the journey

We are driven by purpose, striving to achieve the highest standards. We know that it won’t always be easy, but we are committed to making the Boreal experience a positive and enjoyable one. We take time to laugh, to have fun, and to look out for each other.

Our team

Together we rise

At Boreal we take both our work and play seriously. Our London headquarters is in a bright office in the heart of Soho where we are busy building up an exceptional portfolio.

It’s also where we have monthly Cocktail Fridays, regular birthday celebrations, and everyone is invited to showcase treats and traditions from the 14 nationalities we have represented. Our teammates in Paris and the Netherlands work from home and shared workspaces but visit London regularly.

Amidst the meetings, Powerpointing and deadlines, we make a point of laughing and fostering a welcoming and enjoyable workplace.

The Boreal IM Team