Chair of Finance and Audit Committee
Etienne Locoh is the founder and CEO of the Urban Century Group. He serves as Managing Partner for Infinity Urban Century and Urban Century Capital Partners, the firm's primary investment vehicles. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Locoh directed over $4 billion in real estate and energy-related investments. Mr. Locoh serves as a director on the board of several Urban Century Group investee companies or affiliates.
Prior to forming Urban Century Group, he was one of the founding members of Citigroup Property Investors North America, a private equity real estate fund management unit of Citigroup that was later acquired by Apollo Management L.P. Mr. Locoh led a team focused on high-yield private equity investments in real estate assets and companies across all property types in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and personally managed several key joint ventures of the CPI North America Fund. Mr. Locoh also worked at JP Morgan Investment Management as a vice president responsible for originating and executing value-added real estate investments on behalf of the JP Morgan Special Situation Property Fund.
Mr. Locoh received an MBA with a finance concentration from Harvard Business School, and an M.S. from Ecole d'Architecture Paris-La-Seine, with a major in architecture and a minor in urban economics. Born in France, he spent his formative childhood years in West Africa. He moved to New York as a young man in the early 1990s and now lives in Manhattan with his wife Suneeta and their children Ashley, Soyinka, and Samsara.