Fairtree European Alternative Residential Investments

Fairtree European Alternative Residential Investments, a division of Fairtree Operational Real Estate, is a specialist pan-European real estate investment and asset adviser, focussing on the sourcing, acquisition, repositioning, sale and management of alternative residential investments.



Fairtree European Alternative Residential Investments, a division of Fairtree Operational Real Estate, is a specialist pan-European operational real estate adviser focused on various operational real estate strategies in Europe. We offer a range of advisory, investment and operational management services to assist clients to invest strategically and increase their long-term exposure to operational real estate. Since launching in 2019 the division has successfully developed multiple projects in excess of €40m in value.

Fairtree European Alternative Residential Investments is part of the Fairtree Group of companies, a leading multi-strategy asset and long-only investment management group, which was founded in 2003. Fairtree has over €7 billion assets under management and has operations in Southern Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom.


Our Capabilities

Our strategic focus is the European alternative residential real estate industry that includes purpose-built student accommodation, young professional housing and storage in thriving European areas.

Student housing blends a combination of affordable living, with high-quality amenities, delivering a superior experience to the customer and sustainable long-term returns to investors.

Developing modern & engaging real assets, that deliver on client and investor expectations

We offer a range of advisory, investment and operational management services to plan, develop, ramp- up and launch new or enhance existing real estate assets. We specialise in built-for purpose residential development and through our close association with property development affiliate WayBlue5, we manage the complete investment cycle thereby delivering superior investor returns.

Active Asset and Portfolio Management

Through our strong industry expertise, specialist teams, operational experience, and financial excellence we achieve capital and operational value creation within our strategies.

Deal Sourcing, asset development and transaction structuring

We have long-standing relationships with a wide network of vendors, owners, partners, brokers, investors, and operators through which we are able to identify and unlock opportunities that can deliver real shareholder value growth. Our flexible approach to deal creation allows us to build structures that adequately manage risk while delivering positive outcomes for all stakeholders to give us a unique competitive edge. We offer a comprehensive range of services covering the evaluation of land, zoning, repositioning and/or other factors that could enhance or impede a property’s development.

Transaction Management and Due Diligence

We have significant experience in managing transactions to a successful conclusion. We can conduct and supervise a full range of diligence work streams both through our in-house expertise and via trusted third parties to identify and manage transactional and operational risk.

Debt and Equity Raising

Through our deep and wide-ranging industry connections, we are able to source, negotiate and deliver a variety of attractive capital solutions, including equity, senior or subordinated debt, and listed debt to suit investment and risk requirements.

Asset Management Services

Through our partnership with WayBlue5 as our property development and management company, we have improved line of sight of the development phase and asset operations, allowing us to improve asset performance and unlock value for all stakeholders.



Our investments are spread across various alternative residential opportunities across Europe.

Pilgrims House,
Student Housing, Leiden

City Living, Leiden

City Living, The Hague


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The Fairtree group consists of the following regulated entities: 1) Fairtree Asset Management (Pty) Ltd (South Africa, license no. 25917); 2) Fairtree Capital Hospitality (Pty) Ltd (South Africa, license no. 46033); 3) Fairtree Asset Management LLP (United Kingdom, license no. 826211); 4) Fairtree Capital International IC Ltd (Guernsey, license no. 2293281); 5) Fairtree Private Client (Pty) Ltd is an Authorised Financial Services Provider. (FSP 12179)

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    Ryan Jamieson

    Ryan Jamieson

    Head: Retail Sales (North & KZN)​

    Ryan joined Fairtree in 2016 and is the head of Retail Sales. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Momentum in 1998, where he held various roles, such as investment marketing, sales and distribution, over 15 years. In addition, he led the national team of Investment Specialists at Momentum and served on Group Investment Committees. Ryan then joined Investec, where he continued to be involved in the sales, marketing and distribution of the Investec fund range. He returned to Momentum as head of Wealth Management, where he was responsible for the full integration of the investment philosophy, house views, fund solutions and wealth management proposition.