Christian Schulte Eistrup

Christian has 22 years of experience in real estate and financial services, including 14 years focused on real estate private capital markets.
Before joining Optimum, Christian was Head of EMEA for BlackRock Alternatives Specialists – Real Estate. In that capacity, he led the distribution across EMEA of BlackRock’s global real estate products and investment solutions. Before its acquisition by BlackRock in 2013, Christian was Managing Director, Capital Markets and headed European distribution for MGPA, the Macquarie-backed real estate private equity firm.
Prior to joining MGPA, he was a Managing Director and Board Member of Corestate Capital AG, where he was responsible for product development, global capital raising and investor relations and was a member of the investment committee.
Previously, he held various execution and business development roles at Morgan Stanley, lastly as European Head of Investment Strategy and Research at Morgan Stanley Real Estate.
Christian is a former long-term member of the Fund Manager Advisory Council of INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgetown University City Alliance. Christian earned a BSFS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.