Cadenza was founded in 2002. Within a year of its foundation, Cadenza had secured a mandate to work on the capital raising for a leading Austrian developer, identifying substantial equity backing for a multi country development strategy across Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Within 18 months, Cadenza entered into a strategic partnership with Commerz Grundbesitz Investmentgesellschaft (CGI), the largest German Open Ended real estate fund at that time, to facilitate its market entry into Central Europe. It also secured an agreement with TrizecHahn to assist its USA management team with the winding down of the company’s European shopping centre development operations.

Since those early days, Cadenza has gone on to work with a wide range of financial and operating partners across multi asset classes throughout Europe, working on deals totaling in excess of €5.0 billion. Its key areas of focus during this period have been Poland and Central Europe, and more recently Southeast Europe, although it has also worked on multiple transactions in Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom.