Robert Martin is a co-founder and principal at Europa Capital. He started his real estate career in 1991 at Herring Baker Harris in London, specializing in office and industrial property. He then moved to St Quintin, where he worked in the logistics and distribution sector in South East England. In 1998, having completed an MBA at Cape Town University, Robert joined Beckwith Property Fund Management (the fore-runner to Europa Capital), working on investment in Central Europe and the UK. As one of the five founding partners of Europa Capital in 1999, he focussed primarily on investment in Germany, Austria and the countries of Central Europe, where he has now been active for fifteen years. Robert has been actively involved in the establishment and acquisition strategies of Europa Funds I, II, III & IV and the Europa Emerging Europe Fund.