About Us

About Us

Mario Chisholm

Mr. Chisholm has been an independent director of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. since October 2015. Mr. Chisholm is the Founding Principal of Sandman Ventures Ltd. (SVS Real Estate), which he founded in July 2014. SVS Real Estate is a London based company specializing in real estate and hospitality assets and acts as an investor, advisor, asset manager and/or operating partner in real estate related transactions across the world. In addition, in August 2014, Mr. Chisholm co-founded Uniq Residential S.L., a real estate development company focused on residential and hospitality developments in Spain, and continues to serve as a board member. Prior to SVS Real Estate’s founding, Mr. Chisholm served as a real estate investor at Och-Ziff Capital Management Europe Ltd from July 2011 to June 2014, during which time he negotiated and completed various pan-European real estate transactions across a wide array of asset classes, multiple geographies and across the capital structure. From March 2009 to June 2011, Mr. Chisholm served as a real estate professional at Benson Elliot Services Ltd, where he managed various real estate development projects in the Iberian Region and in Hungary.

Mr. Chisholm also served as a real estate finance banker at Goldman Sachs International from September 2007 to March 2009. Before joining Goldman Sachs International, Mr. Chisholm served as a real estate finance/securitization analyst at Citigroup Global Markets Ltd (Citigroup) from July 2006 to September 2007. Prior to working at Citigroup, between September 2005 and January 2006, Mr. Chisholm carried out a real estate related study for the European Central Bank monetary policy division in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Chisholm also holds a position as a board member and investor representative of EnergyDeck Ltd, a technology startup headquartered in London and focused on providing a web-based platform to drive effective tracking and management of building performance.

Mr. Chisholm has a Bachelor of Economic Science, with Honours, and a Masters of Science in Economics and Econometrics with Merit, each received from the University of Manchester.