Germain has 16 years of real estate experience in Europe. Over his career, Germain participated in the origination, underwriting and execution of office, retail, hotel, residential and logistics investments in Western and Eastern Europe in excess of €1.5 billion. Germain was involved on all elements of property transactions up and down the capital structure. Prior to joining First Growth, Germain held the following positions:
- Principal at Peakside Capital, a spin-off company of Merrill Lynch real estate investment team, focusing on deal origination and asset management in France, Germany and CEE
- Associate at Merrill Lynch International in its real estate private equity group
- Analyst in the Asset Finance Group at Nomura International
Germain graduated from HEC Paris (Masters Degree in Finance). Germain is a French national and is fully trilingual (English, French and Spanish).