President, Commercial Real Estate Funds
André Collin is the President responsible for directing origination activities of the Commercial Real Estate Funds globally. Over the course of his 36-year career, Mr. Collin has successfully overseen and managed investments worth billions of dollars in commercial real estate, financial assets and private equity. Since joining Lone Star in 2007, Mr. Collin has served in multiple leadership positions, including as global President of the organization for six years as well as President of the North America and Latin America regions. Mr. Collin is a member of Lone Star’s Global Risk, Market Risk and Senior Management Committees.
Prior to joining Lone Star in 2007, Mr. Collin served for three years as First Vice President, Real Estate Investments, at PSP Investments, a Canadian Crown Corporation, where he was responsible for 10% of the total fund and managed more than $4 billion of equity invested (gross assets in excess of $8 billion) in commercial real estate assets (debt and equity) in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Before joining PSP in 2004, Mr. Collin was with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec where he most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cadim, Inc. – Real Estate from 1997 to 2004 and was responsible for over $20 billion in commercial real estate assets under management in debt and equity products on public and private markets around the world. He was also responsible for overseeing Caisse de dépôt – Real Estate Group’s international development and management. Mr. Collin is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Montreal’s École des Hautes Études Commerciales and an MBA from McGill University.