Mr. Braschel joined Castlelake at the end of 2017 as part of the European Assets team, and is focused on investment opportunities in northern Europe. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Braschel was a partner at Benson Elliot Capital Management, where he oversaw real estate acquisition and asset management in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to Benson Elliot, Mr. Braschel was an executive director at Goldman Sachs, focused on real estate acquisition transactions across Europe. He received his Diplom-Kaufmann (M.B.A.) from the EBS Universität in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, in 2000. Mr. Braschel is fluent in German and French, as well as conversational in Spanish.