Keith Breslauer, ’88
Patron Capital Partners
Keith Breslauer founded Patron Capital in 1999 and is the managing partner of Patron Capital Advisers, the investment adviser to the Patron Capital Funds (including Patron Capital Captive Fund, Funds I – V). Total capital under management represents approximately €3.4 billion from leading US and European institutions, endowments, pension funds, and family offices. The Patron Funds primarily focus on investments in companies and assets associated with property and property-related activities in the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Patron, with 73 people, is based in London with offices in Barcelona, Milan, and Luxembourg with asset management platforms across Europe. Patron’s portfolios now include more than 40 million square feet of different types of properties and investment in various companies, both public and private.
Breslauer began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he worked for approximately 10 years until 1997. While at Lehman Brothers, he led the European Principal Finance Group and served as the co‐head for the International Mortgage and Real Estate Department. In 1997, Breslauer left Lehman Brothers to create and manage an investment fund, which was a bridge to the ultimate formation of Patron in 1999.
Breslauer is active in many charities, with current and previous roles including co-chair of the European Advisory Board of the Chicago Booth School of Business (University of Chicago), director on the advisory board for the Social Enterprise Initiative (Chicago Booth), chairman and trustee of the Prince’s Teaching Institute (Prince’s Trust), trustee and lead corporate donor for the Royal Marines Charity, governor of the North London Collegiate School, member of the Investment Committee for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and senior patron to many other charities. Breslauer is a guest lecturer at Chicago Booth (University of Chicago Business School), Harvard Business School, Said Business School (University of Oxford), and Imperial College Business School.
He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago (’88) and a bachelor of science (BSc) degree from New York University School of Business. Breslauer has resided in London for the past 25 years with his wife and four children. Breslauer is an accomplished alpinist, mountaineer, and skier.