Dennis Lopez joined QuadReal as Chief Executive Officer in June 2017. He is responsible for the leadership of the company and its global investment strategy. His mandate is to create a market leading, global real estate investment firm that delivers strong performance and responsible management to its stakeholders. A seasoned real estate professional, Dennis has an extensive track record of global investments and brings deep relationships with real estate industry leaders and major institutional investors to QuadReal.
Dennis has been actively involved in real estate for over 30 years and has worked in the Americas, Asia and Europe. He has significant experience in real estate M&A, acquisitions, lending, developments and capital fundraising in both the public and private markets. Prior to joining QuadReal, Dennis was CIO of AXA IM – Real Assets, the fifth largest global real estate investment manager, based in Paris. In his combined roles at QuadReal and AXA, he has approved over $100 billion of acquisitions and loans. Previously, he served as the CEO of SUN Real Estate Group, a private equity firm based in Delhi and Moscow. Dennis spent his earlier career as the Global Head of Real Estate at Cambridge Place, a London-based hedge fund, and as Managing Director and European Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at JP Morgan in London.
Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from California State University Long Beach and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He is currently a board member of Welltower (NYSE: WELL), Article Student Living, Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors and T5 Data Centers. He is also a board member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). Previously, he was Co-Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee at The Real Estate Roundtable and sat on the boards of American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) and Homex (NYSE: HMX). Dennis is based in Vancouver at QuadReal’s head office.