Management Team

 

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Nick Cooper
Chairman

As Chairman, Nick Cooper has oversight of the business. He has over 35 years of real estate investment management experience and was the founder and CEO of one of the first real estate multi-manager businesses at the time, ING Real Estate Select. He also served as a member of the Global Board at ING and was subsequently a Director and Board Member at Townsend Group (now Aon).

 

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Kiran Patel
CIO and acting CEO

As Interim CEO in addition to his role as Global CIO, Kiran is instrumental in building out our investment platform as well as the creation and implementation of investment and risk strategies. He has over 27 years of global investment experience having worked in Europe, Asia and the US. Kiran chairs the Portfolio Management Committee and is a member of the Transaction Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Savills Investment Management, Kiran was at AXA Real Estate.

 

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Richard James
Chief Financial Officer

Richard is responsible for corporate and fund finance, risk management, treasury activities and operations across the business. He has substantial experience in financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, disposals, debt origination and restructuring, having worked on deals in more than twenty countries across Europe and in Asia with over 27 years of experience. Richard was previously at Curzon Partners and Internos.

 

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Giuseppe Oriani
CEO Europe

Giuseppe joined Savills Investment Management at the end of 2012 as Head of the Italian business. Since his arrival in Savills Investment Management the Company has raised the AuM of narly €2bn and 20 Funds. He has over 20 years experience in the investment banking industry, having worked at SBC Warburg, ABN Amro and Babcock & Brown. 

 

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Michael Flynn
Global Head of Product development

Michael is Global Head of Product Development with responsibility for all new products across the business. Michael is also Head of South East Asia and Australia. He is a member of the Global Executive Committee  and has over 26 years of experience in investment and international finance, including CEO of Tecient Asia Pacific as well as positions at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston.

 

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James Bury
Chief Operating Officer

James is Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the global operations of the Savills IM business. This includes Risk, Compliance, HR, IT and other operations across the group, as well as managing the growth of the business James, who joined from Pradera, has 25 years’ experience of working in investment and fund management. He has particular experience and expertise within the retail sector. 

 

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Richard Lake
Global Head of Investment Risk

Richard is responsible for heading up the global investment risk function, monitoring risk across all of our funds to ensure our investment risk management practices are applied worldwide, to manage risk at both a transaction and portfolio level, and to implement rigorous and robust techniques to deliver outperformance for our clients. Richard has over 28 years of property investment experience across Europe and Asia.