Leadership

Aristides Koutouvides, Principal

Aristides Koutouvides serves as Principal and Co-founder of Skala Partners, an opportunistic real estate investment, development and management Company.

Prior to founding Skala Partners in 2013, Mr. Koutouvides worked as Vice President of Asset Management and Acquisitions at LCOR, Inc. covering the New York Metropolitan market. During his time at LCOR, Mr. Koutouvides worked on new deal pursuits and placed over $225MM in term debt on multi-family assets in both New York City and Connecticut.

Prior to joining LCOR, he spent 12 years working for Lehman Brothers Inc., holding several positions throughout his tenure. Most recently, he held the position of Team Leader for the Real Estate Workout and Restructuring Group. As Team Leader, he was responsible for managing a team of professionals who oversaw a $1.6 billion portfolio of legacy Lehman commercial real estate investments. He also spearheaded the recapitalization and sale of Lehman’s interests in a real estate operating company for more than $800 million to CalSTRS.

Mr. Koutouvides graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut in 2000, with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration (Finance) and a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Philosophy.

 

Niko Koutouvides, Principal

Niko Koutouvides serves as Principal and Co-founder of Skala Partners, an opportunistic real estate investment, development and management company.

Prior to founding Skala partners in 2013, Mr. Koutouvides was a professional athlete in the National Football League for nine years.  He played in two Super Bowls including the memorable Super Bowl XLVI with the Patriots and served as a captain for the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. During the NFL off-season, Mr. Koutouvides dedicated time to intern with a real estate developer in the Westchester county (New York) area. Through this experience he established a true passion for real estate.

Mr. Koutouvides graduated from Purdue University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership Supervision. At Purdue, Mr. Koutouvides was a three-year starter and two-time first team all-Big Ten selection for the football program. He was a two-time captain and played in four straight bowl games that included the Rose Bowl, Sun Bowl (twice) and Capitol One Bowl.