Co-President & Chief Operating Officer
As Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, Nicholas is responsible for managing the performance and operations of the company. He directs corporate and investment strategy, oversees dispositions, refinances, recapitalizations, and development, and leads the portfolio management, investor relations, and accounting teams. Nicholas is a member of the firm’s investment committee.
Nicholas has 18 years of experience in real estate investment, asset management, portfolio management, risk mitigation, and investor reporting. Prior to joining BCE, Nicholas served as Vice President of Global Assets, Real Estate Americas at J.P. Morgan. He managed a $1.4 billion portfolio of equity and debt investments in residential, retail, and industrial assets on behalf of the company’s real estate funds and separate account clients. He oversaw the management of 6,000 apartment units and 1.3 million square feet of commercial space. Further, he directed $450 million in real estate transactions and $300 million in asset recapitalizations.
Nicholas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, concentrating on finance and real estate.