Among our distinguished lecturers for this year is also Mr. Frank Nourse. Mr. Nourse has over 20 years of experience in the banking, finance, and real estate markets in the Czech Republic. In his 14 years as a main partner of Czech real estate developer Red Group, he had invested, developed, and structured assets in the value of €300 million, managing private equity of €50 million and building the company from an asset value of €10 million to a value of €250 million. In addition to development, Mr. Nourse’s core area of work has been in financing and financial structuring with major international and Czech financial institutions. Nowadays, he is a managing director of Pierwood Capital s.r.o., company which primary objective is to generate superior risk-adjusted returns to institutional and high net worth investors through a professional, entrepreneurial, and innovative investment approach. Mr. Nourse specializes in real estate, asset management, property management, property development, property funds, arranging bank financing and CEE markets.