Michael Roskelly's main focus has been on his own entrepreneurial activities from 2001 to present as CEO, founding partner of Cadenza, a real estate investment and development group. Cadenza was formed to act as the buying arm of Commerz Grundbesitz Investment (CGI, now Commerz Real) in Central Europe during the early 2000s, and has gone on to work on a wide range of projects throughout Western Europe, Central Europe and South East Europe.
Prior to Cadenza, Michael spent many years with Jones Lang LaSalle based out of Warsaw and London, latterly as European Director responsible for the firm's Central European, German and Austrian real estate corporate finance activities, as well as being Co-head of their Polish office. During this period he initiated, helped set up, and then was Co-head with his Lehman Brothers counterpart of the Central European Retail Property Fund, a shopping centre development fund, and one of the first real estate development private equity funds in Europe.
He has over 30 years Central European experience, in particularly focussed on Poland, and more recently has also been reviewing real estate investment opportunities in Belgrade. During this period, he has been involved in advising on, financing, acquiring and/or developing well in excess of Euro 5.0 billion of real estate transactions.
Michael is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, holds a degree in Land Economy from Aberdeen University and an MBA from the London Business School. He is also an Alumni of the University of Chicago Booth Business School, having completed their International Exchange Programme.