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Mark Tagliaferri

Chairman

Mark was previously a Managing Partner of GI Partners, a private equity business founded in 2001 to invest in operationally intensive real estate platforms in the US and Europe. 

Mark has sat on the investment committee of GI Partners Fund I, Fund II and Fund III which are collectively responsible for deploying $4.0bn into 40+ investments.

During this period he has sat on the Board of eight of its portfolio companies including Urban&Civic Plc, a company he co-founded and led GI Partners’ investment in. Urban&Civic Plc is a business specialising in land acquisition and planning gain.

Since its inception in 2009 it has achieved planning consents for 11,200 residential homes and over 3million sq ft of commercial space. The company is now listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The GI Partners investment in Urban & Civic generated a 2.5 x cash on cash multiple and a 13% IRR. 

Prior to joining GI Partners, he spent six years with Nomura, after which he served as a Senior Partner at Terra Firma Capital Partners. At Nomura/Terra Firma, Mr. Tagliaferri assisted in the investment and oversight of approximately $3 billion of equity capital invested in European businesses and properties. 

Previously, he was Founder and Chief Executive of Dawnay Day Corporate Finance, which was ranked in the top five U.K. mergers and acquisitions boutiques during his tenure. His early career was with Deloitte & Touche, where he finished as head of its London M&A Advisory Practice.

Mark sits on the Executive Board of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Advisory Board of the Cambridge University Department of Land Economy. 

He received a BS cum laude, in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.