Eric Sasson and Robert Hodges, the founders and managing partners of Red Tree Capital, have over 22 years of experience working together. From 2001 to 2012, they established The Carlyle Group’s real estate investment management platform in Europe. Before that, they invested and managed several funds for LaSalle Investment Management.
Prior to founding RedTree Capital, Eric Sasson worked at The Carlyle Group for over 12 years.
He joined in 2001 as Fund Head, responsible for establishing the European real estate platform for the group. He successfully raised 3 funds and invested more than €4 billion of equity and completed over 100 transactions in 13 countries. The team of talented professionals he put together reached almost 60 people, of different nationalities, based in 7 countries and saw little turnover.
Before 2001, Eric Sasson was Head of LaSalle Investment Management, Continental European operations, where he raised and invested several funds. He started his career in France as a property developer.
Prior to joining RedTree Capital, Agnès Defix was an Associate Director for The Carlyle Group, joining in 2001 as Asset Manager for the European fund.
She was in charge of French and Belgian assets, and was specialized on offices and residential buildings.
During her 13 years at Carlyle, she developed, managed and sold approx. 175,000sqm of offices and 1,200 residential lots.
CFO / COO
Christian Julhia has over 20 years of investment banking in Europe and Asia. Before joining RedTree Capital, he founded Hartland Capital and was a Managing Director at Alegro Capital. Previously he held various positions at Société Générale in London, Hong-Kong and Paris. In London, he was a Managing Director in the Global Media & Telecom Group, originating and executing transactions across the investment banking product portfolio. In Hong Kong, Christian was the Head of Technology, Media and Telecom for Asia, responsible for M&A, Equity Capital Market and Private Equity transactions. In Paris, he was a Director in the Corporate Finance Advisory & Private Equity practice and lead principal investments in IT and telecom services in France. Christian began his career at Alcatel Space in the International Marketing division.
Gonzague Dujardin is part of the acquisition team.
Prior to joining RedTree Capital, Gonzague Dujardin interned at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Weil Gotshal & Manges in Paris, where he worked on large corporate finance transactions and at Simon Kucher & Partners in Geneva, where he worked as an associate consultant for the Banking Team.
Prior to joining RedTree Capital, Stephanie created her own structure, providing small and middle size companies with administrative support.
Before that, she worked for 10 years as a restaurant manager and owner.