Basil is Managing Partner of FORE Partnership, the purpose-driven real estate private equity firm that drives social and environmental innovation in the built environment using low carbon strategies, social impact, place making, and design. Prior to founding FORE, Basil was a partner at Capricorn Investment Group, the family office of Jeff Skoll (eBay), and was Managing Partner of a German property fund. He spent 13 years in investment banking in New York and London. Basil is Chair of the children’s charity, the Institute of Imagination, and sits on the board of trustees of the UK Green Building Council, the property industry’s largest membership organisation dedicated to sustainability. He graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.
FORE Partnership is a purpose-driven, transformational real estate investment firm active in the UK and western Europe. FORE’s holistic approach to carbon reduction, design, technology, and community, brings together environmental sustainability, social impact and an authentic appreciation of how people live, work, and interact, turning these into drivers of profitability for investors and tenants. The firm has a portfolio of over one million square feet spanning offices, mixed use, and residential sectors. The FORE team has a successful €5 billion track record spanning three decades.