Founding partner Esko Korhonen has 39 years of experience in the real estate principal investment and development arena. Prior to co-founding FCP, Mr. Korhonen was a Principal of The Carlyle Group’s first real estate private equity fund. In that capacity, he served on the fund’s Investment Committee, was instrumental in raising investment for the $457 million fund, and was involved in numerous transactions. Before joining Carlyle, Mr. Korhonen was Vice President of ING Group, where he was responsible for ING’s North American real estate portfolio. He began his real estate career with the Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Korhonen has served on the Board of Directors of Tower Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE-TOW), the Board of Trustees of The Maret School in Washington, DC, Founding Member and Advisor for Fair Chance Fund, and former Co-Chair of The Northwestern University Leadership Council, Washington, DC and a Trustee of the MD-DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where he served as co-chair for the capital campaign. Mr. Korhonen is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, Urban Land Institute and District of Columbia Building Industry Association. He received a Masters of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University.