Knightsbridge Ventures was founded in Knightsbridge, London in 2017 to facilitate and encourage US, Latin American, and UK High Net Worth investment into off market/value add European property development projects for high yields.
Founder/CEO Patrick Swint, MS, MBA:
Major Patrick J. Swint is retired from a 12 year civilian career in orthopedic surgery; and a 21 year military career to include serving as a medic in the US Army Special Forces, Detachment Medic for a counter drug Special Operations Detachment, and finally as an Orthopedic Surgery consultant in the US Air Force.
Major Swint was medically retired on active duty due to career parachuting spine injuries in 2008. Mr Swint was later paralyzed in 2011 due to complications from a second spinal surgery. Whilst spending the next several years physically recovering, he focused positively on reinventing himself from being a well established medical professional to a private equity finance professional. Mr Swint attended the prestigious Wall Street War Fighter program in Philadelphia, completed an executive education course in Portfolio Managment at the Wharton Business school, performed an internship in international treasury at FMC corp, and graduated with his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth in 2016.
As the founder and CEO of his Family Office in Austin Texas, Mr Swint has over 20 years experience in property development and real estate portfolio management.
Mr Swint is founder and CEO of Knightsbridge Ventures, a London based private equity real estate platform using a traditional GP/LP structure to joint venture in middle market real estate opportunities. Knightsbridge raises capital from UHNW family offices and Institutional investors to co invest in off market, value add property investments with top European family offices in Lisbon, Marbella, Madrid, and Central London.
Mr Swint has a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in Political Science/Latin American Studies, a Medical Degree (MS) from University of Nebraska Medical Center (Summa Cum Laude), and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth in Private Equity Finance. Mr Swint has passed the FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, and 79 examinations. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and a Member of the UK Chartered Institute For Securities and Investments (CISI).
Mr Swint was honored for his career of military service by Texas Senate Resolution in 2011, and later honored with an Admiral’s Commission in the Texas Navy in 2014 (Texas’ highest civilian award), by Texas Governor Rick Perry. He was granted the City of London Freedom in 2016, shortly before completing his MBA in London. He is currently a Freeman of the City of London International Bankers Livery Company, and a Founding Freeman of the City of London Guild of Entrepreneurs. He is an active member of The Royal Automobile Club, the Royal Air Force Club, the City Livery Club, the Special Forces Club, and is a former board member of the University of Texas alumni association in London. He is a Life Member of the University of Texas Alumni Association, the US Army Special Forces Association, and the Sons of the Revolution New York.
He currently is a Board Member of Bondstone, a Portuguese Private Equity Real Estate platform; and a Board Member of Roberts and Ryan Investments, a New York City Disabled Veteran Owned Broker Dealer focused on capital markets and placement agent business.
Mr Swint currently supports the Royal Hospital of Chelsea with charity fundraising, and recently founded the Excalibur Foundation to support the transition of severely disabled UK Special Operations Veterans into finance and entrepreneurial roles