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 18 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 21 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.
We recognise that creating long-term and sustainable investment value means looking forward
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.
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.
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, and our sights are set on further opportunities resulting from societal changes and technological disruption.
Pride in performance
We are driven by purpose, striving to achieve the highest standards of results. Excellence and high performance are an expectation of every member of our team.
Growth through humility
We are confident and self-assured in our abilities, but are open to being proven wrong; and conscious that performance is a process as much as a goal.
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.