Erasmus Capital Partners was founded in 2017 by Cor Dücker. After having worked for over 20 years for larger banking groups in various European countries, he decided to start offering his network and expertise as an independent consultant to facilitate the connection of Italian capital and investment opportunities to international investors.
Cor has over 25 years of international experience in wealth and asset management (in Générale de Banque, ABN AMRO, Intesa Sanpaolo and Kempen) and a background in both investment management and business development, covering all client segments and asset classes. He is fluent in 5 languages (Dutch, English, German, French and Italian) and has an extensive international network of senior professionals, especially in Italy. Furthermore, he has a proven track record in international business development without brand support and in building sustainable client relationships. Cor holds a Master's Degree in Business Economics, with a specialisation in Investment Theory of Tilburg University. Currently he gives lectures on Asset Management and Impact Investments at the Master's program of the University of Tilburg and the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin University).
Didier Duret has joined Erasmus Capital Partners as a Senior Advisor to work on strategic international projects.
Didier was the CIO of ABN Amro Private Banking since 2005 to January 2019. He ran the Global Investment Committee since its inception in 2003 and had broad oversight of USD 200 billion in a large variety of assets classes. He is amember of the Board of Directors at Neuflize Life Insurance and was a Member of ABN AMRO Investment Solutions Supervisory Board from 2010 to December 2018. He acts as independent asset management advisor to family offices, asset management companies and foundations. His area of excellence is investment policy formulation and governance for asset management and asset ownership. He has 30 years of experience in investments mainly with ABN AMRO, UBS and Paribas Asset Management.
He has intervened regularly in leadership and professional training at INSEAD and Cambridge Judge Business School of Management and in areas of virtual teams and Investment decision practice and governance. He is a regular speaker at CNBC, Bloomberg TV and major Channels. He holds a Master's Degree from Grenoble University in Economics and Institut d’Etudes Politiques and post-graduated in International Finance from the “Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales” in Montreal and professional trainings from INSEAD.
Felix Dücker has joined Erasmus Capital Partners as consultant & analyst
Felix has successfully completed an International Baccalaureate Degree in Turin and has been working as an intern for the firm and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree in International Law at Maastricht University. Felix is fluent in Italian, English and Dutch.
Felix has been working as an analyst and consultant for hospitality real estate assets in Italy for over two years. He has successfully worked with international and domestic asset owners, institutional investors and families for both sourcing of capital and assets.
Giuseppe Manfredi has joined Erasmus Capital Partners as Senior Advisor & Business Development - Hospitality Real Estate
Giuseppe has over 18 years’ experience within international arenas (cementing awareness of accommodation sector, travel and tourism industry, wholesaler and OTAs) and in the European Hotel industry.
During his career and working for international companies (Miki Travel, Hotelbeds, Tui and Alpitour), Giuseppe has led and motivated large international teams and he has proven track record of growing sales and driving hotel portfolio expansion in Europe. As a Regional Director, he was accountable for approx. €200M TTV and he had reached a broad coverage of accommodation properties up over 4,000 hotels regionally.
After having worked for almost 20 years for global companies, Giuseppe turned his focus to the Italian Hospitality Real Estate and he is currently engaged in advisory for hotel investors, hotel operators, independent hotels and hotel groups. He is also a Council Member of executive & industry expert for Hospitality, Travel & Tourism. During the last few years, he has developed experience and skills covering hotel real estate valuation and commercial real estate financial modelling. Giuseppe has also deepened his knowledge and understanding of market studies, feasibility studies, event impact analysis and economic analysis.
Throughout his professional experience, Giuseppe had engaged and cultivated partnerships with stakeholders and decision makers in the hotel real estate industry while nurturing a wide network of independent and chain hotels in the Italian and international landscape.
He is a public speaker with strong cultural awareness - speaks fluent English, Spanish and Italian - gained via European experience, including, UK, Spain, Italy and Czech Republic.
Giuseppe holds a Degree in Tourism Management from London South Bank University and he has also completed the Cornell University Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate. Furthermore, he has received the Corporate Finance Institute certificate in Commercial Real Estate Finance Specialization. Recently, Giuseppe has been awarded the Certification in Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA) from STR.
Boris van Eijsden has joined Erasmus Capital Partners as senior architect.
Born in 1980 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He studied at the MTS building technology from 1997 and moved on to study at the HTS building technology in Heerlen. At this program he got to know architecture for the first time. After acquiring the bachelor, he continued for his master’s at the Technical University in Eindhoven.In 2008 he acquired his architect title.
After graduating, he worked for architects like Bart Lens and Wiel Arets in Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In 2012 the office for architecture was founded under the name Ir Boris van Eijsden. The first assignments were mostly for private clients, for the design of renovations and new houses. In 2016 Jo Knoups architect, situated in Budel, asked to follow up his projects so that Jo Knoups could prepare for his retirement. This was a stepping stone for Boris van Eijsden to expand his passion for architecture for commercial commissioning and project development.
Cruiz Mecauley Llupa has joined Erasmus Capital Partners as an Associate.
Cruiz has successfully completed an International Baccalaureate Degree in Stockholm and has been working as an intern for the firm and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree in International Law at Turin University. Cruiz is fluent in Italian, English and Swedish.