Connect Now Investment Partners

Engage You For the Qualified Real Estate Partners and Manage the Growth of Your Wealth

      Who We Are

Connect Now real estate Fund is a private investment fund for both private and institutional professional parties.

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We aim to become your trusted long-term investment partner; and to deliver above-average returns.

What Do We Do

We offer qualified investors an opportunity

to participate in a low risk, medium return strategy. 

Under the care of professional fund managers and

experienced partners, we engage you with high net-worth real estate borrowers and we work to grow your wealth.

Fund Overview

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Offer short to medium term bridge finance solutions to professional real estate investors (borrowers).

  • We exclusively provide finance for the acquisition of buy-to-let properties in The Netherlands. 
  • The borrowers have time to apply for a mortgage. 
  • We secure our loans with a solid due diligence process, a first mortgage and a personal guarantee from the borrowers.
  • Expected return: 5% to 7% per annum
  • Risk Profile: low
  • Return: medium

Reason to Choose US

  • Professional Team

  • Balanced Fund

  • Premium Services

  • Industry-leading Partners

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Our Team


Dick van Druten co-founded Kylla in 2002 by combining his pioneering mid-90s’ experience as an internet entrepreneur with his time as a partner at incubator investor Apex Ventures. Dick has led investments in, and served as a director, of numerous Kylla portfolio companies and clients, and is a specialist in structuring cross-border corporate transactions. Dick studied commercial economics at the University of Professional Education in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, and is the former chairman of the Dutch Corporate Finance Association.


Michael Marabini joined Kylla in 2019. Born in Zimbabwe and holder of a B Com (Economics and Law) and LLB from Rhodes University, he worked as a successful commercial attorney in South Africa. After three years as an associate, Michael became a director and partner of the firm and immediately set about reforming management structures and marketing it to drive growth and acquire new talent. Michael’s passion for commerce, people and investing subsequently led him to seek a move into finance. This in turn brought him to Kylla, in Amsterdam.


Anton van der Graaf who joined Kylla in 2012 as a Partner to build on the firm’s international expansion, holds an MSc in financial management from Business University Nyenrode, The Netherlands. His track record includes working as a sales director for Robeco Alternative Investments, in Switzerland, and managing structured products for MeesPierson Private clients. Subsequently, he developed a Dutch Desk for UHNWI clients of BNP Paribas in Geneva, Switzerland, and he repeated the trick with BNP Paribas Amsterdam to develop the UHNWI International Desk.

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Zeng Xue formally entered the business field after obtaining a master‘s degree from Webster University in the United States. She is now the founder of Connect Now and the chairman of the Sichuan Chongqing Chamber of Commerce and the European Union Chamber of Commerce. She used to be the head of marketing for China's digital finance at Huawei Technologies and founded the principal of Leshan School. She has nearly 12 years of global brand experience in the ICT industry, focusing on developing flexible digital strategies based on consumer insights and big data. These rich practical experience, industry insight, market segmentation, business opportunity mining, marketing execution capabilities make her more proficient in marketing project management and control. In the field of business, she has extensive network resources and has accurate judgments on investment projects.

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Wen Liu is co-founder of Connect Now Investment Partner B.V. , holds a Master degree in Finance and Accounting from Rotterdam Business School, The Netherlands. After 10 years of professional corporate treasury working experience, she decided to take the new challenge with a group of enthusiastic partners.   She worked as Treasury Manager in a leading payment services company in the Netherlands and participated in two successful acquisitions with a private equity company and a French listed company. After that she moved to Stockholm and joined in the biggest steel company in both Sweden and Finland, SSAB AB as group treasury middle office manager.  She is specialized in corporate treasury including liquidity management, international funding, financial risk management, FX hedging and managing bank relationships. 

Disciplined Investment Process

Connect Now Real Estate Fund is a comprehensive platform that provides a full range of services, following a clear and standardized investment process.

Through field visits in the target market, Connect Now Real Estate Fund has participated in every step of the investment process, from acquisition to asset management to disposal.

Connect Now optimizes performance by building strong relationships with tenants, brokers and financial partners.

Successful Footprint ​

We were asked by an international investor to structure and manage the companies that hold the assets to an A-brand beachfront Mediterranean resort hotel. The resort comprises luxury villas, apartments and an exclusive marina. This project included land acquisition and development, which was done in collaboration and partnership with a large hospitality group. As well as handling the corporate structure aspects, we supervised the compliance, banking relationships and accounting aspects of the business. We also supported a corporate transaction that included a change of ownership and corporate funding.

The project concerned the development of commercial and residential real estate at one of the artificial islands in connection to Dubai. We were assigned to introduce investors for the fundraising and in addition, introduce contacts that could contribute to the development and construction of the project. we completed this mandate successfully by finding suitable fundraising solutions, using our industry experience and agile way of working to add value to the client in a multidimensional way. Examples of Ongoing Real Estate Mandates

We  are  currently working on a mandate to fundraise for a well-established Spanish real estate company. The company has assigned us to raise EUR 50 million for the development of residential properties in Spain. Furthermore, we have already successfully structured a fund for the company and contributed with strategic advice and preparation of marketing material. Structuring and fundraising for a real estate complex in Hungary The project is a large real estate and agricultural complex that will be developed in Hungary. We have structured a Private Equity fund for this project and we are also responsible for the fundraising. To date, we have  advised on strategic matters for this project and arranged several successful meetings with potential investors

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