Oliver Smith
Chairman – Blackoak Capital
Oliver is Chairman of Blackoak Capital. Oliver joined the Investment Committee in 2013 and became a Director in 2016. Oliver brings over 33 years’ experience as an international real estate investment professional to the group. He has invested in all major asset classes across his career from office, industrial, retail, residential, healthcare, leisure and asset backed operating businesses.

Oliver assists with the firm’s Global Client Relationships and Risk Management. Oliver is also a Partner of Mansford Real Estate LLP, a Private European multi-strategy real estate investment firm owned and controlled by its management. Mansford was formed in 1995. Since inception, along with investment partners, Mansford has invested directly in income producing properties, real estate development projects, indirect investments and managed structured transactions totalling circa $5 billion AUD.

Prior to founding Mansford Oliver was Funding Director for Arlington Securities with responsibility for Arlington’s investment sales, development funding, financing and joint venture negotiations as well as its operations in continental Europe and the US. Prior to Arlington Oliver was employed by Goldman Sachs within their Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Oliver holds a BA in Law from Trinity College, Cambridge.

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