About us

A global real estate investment manager with a 30-year track record, we are an independent subsidiary of the Savills group.

Investment strategies

We provide investors with the flexibility to invest in real estate according to their preferences and needs, offering global investment strategies that span the risk-return spectrum across different product types:

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Pooled Funds

Our pooled funds enable clients access to a range of strategies across investment styles, markets and sectors.

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Separate Accounts

We develop bespoke strategies to deliver targeted returns within agreed risk tolerances.

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Strategic Partnerships

We acquire EUR 100m+ assets on a single or portfolio basis on behalf of strategic partnership clients.

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Asset Management

We utilise our local expertise to act as a trusted operating partner for third-party capital.

We operate across each of the four quadrants to meet changing investor expectations

Direct investment

Funds 

We offer a series of both direct open and closed-ended funds that invest across Europe and Asia. These range from core to value-add and include general diversified funds as well as sector- and market-specific vehicles. Our product range demonstrates our ability to identify opportunities and execute strategies within our chosen markets on behalf of investors. In line with our investment philosophy, the majority of our funds have a strong income-focused element.

 

Managed accounts and strategic partnerships

We specialise in operating managed accounts, designing strategies to achieve our clients’ real estate investment program objectives from single asset transactions to large portfolios. Strategies are tailored by property type, geography, targeted returns and liquidity needs. They include global core and value-add investment strategies. Our local knowledge is complemented by extensive experience in structuring and managing portfolios to to meet investor needs.

 

Indirect investment

To meet changing investor appetites, we offer multiple routes for indirect investment in real estate, including co-investment and special situations. Our acquisition of a minority stake in DRC Capital, a recognised market leader in European real estate debt origination, allows us to offer a range of debt products across the capital structure, from investment grade to high yield.

 

 

How we deliver for clients

Strong stock selection driven by an understanding of local and micromarkets, access to off-market deals and an understanding of global capital markets

Unlocking potential through local asset-management teams teams with sector-specific expertise to identify and implement income and value drivers

Maximising performance through efficient debt and tax structuring, including originating competitive debt packages and mitigating financial risks with bespoke solutions

Our Team​

Our global platform of 16 offices in 13 countries is led by a team with hundreds of years of combined global real estate and investment management experience. To learn more about out country platforms, please click here.

Nick Cooper
Chairman

Nick Cooper

Nick, as Chairman, 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).

Kiran Patel
CIO and Deputy Global CEO

Kiran Patel

Kiran, as Global CIO and Deputy Global CEO, is instrumental to the success of our investment and asset management platform, as well as the creation and implementation of investment and risk strategies. He has over 30 years' experience across Europe, Asia and the US. He joined us in 2012 and also chairs the Portfolio Advisory Committee and is a member of the Transaction Advisory Committee.

Richard James
Chief Financial Officer

Richard James

Richard is responsible for fund and group finance, tax, treasury, IT and operations across the firm. He has around 30 years' experience in financial reporting, transaction due diligence, fund structuring and debt origination, having worked on deals in all of the major markets across Europe and Asia. Before joining us in 2010 Richard was previously Chief Financial Officer at Internos.

Giuseppe Oriani
CEO of Europe

Giuseppe Oriani

Giuseppe is responsible for the strategy and execution of our European platform, including new business and overseeing the management of existing funds. He has 30 years of experience and joined us initially as Head of Italy in 2012 from Hideal Partners, where he was founding partner and responsible for M&A. He has also worked at Babcock & Brown, ABN AMRO Bank and SBC Warburg.

James Bury
Head of Business Development and Marketing

James Bury

James is responsible for raising new capital across our product range and co-ordinating our global teams to ensure clients are best served. James, who joined us in 2015 from Pradera AM where he was previously CEO and Head of European Fund Management, has 26 years of experience in launching funds, equity raising, asset management and acquisitions. 

Richard Lake
Global Head of Investment Risk

Richard Lake

Richard, who has been with us since 2004, has overall responsibility for the implementation and adherence of our investment process throughout the organisation, with particular emphasis on risk management, governance and ESG. He chairs the Transaction Advisory Committee and is a key member of the Portfolio Advisory and ESG Committees.

Michael Flynn
Head of Products and South East Asia

Michael Flynn

Michael is Head of Products, with responsibility for new products across the business. He is also Head of South East Asia, in charge of capital raising in the region and the Singapore team. He has over 28 years' experience in investment and corporate finance, including as CEO of Tecient Asia Pacific as well as positions at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Lindsey Elliot
General Legal Counsel

Lindsey Elliot

Lindsey joined as General Legal Counsel in January 2018 to oversee legal matters across Savills IM. She is also secretary to the Global Executive Committee as part of the global management team. Lindsey has extensive experience within real estate and real assets, in particular of investment structures including widely held funds, JVs and club deals and of real estate focused M&A.

Carolina von Groddeck
Head of Germany

Carolina von Groddeck

Carolina became Head of Germany in 2018, having been with Savills IM since 2003. She is responsible for setting and driving the German country strategy, including launching new funds and AM initiatives. Carolina has over 20 years’ real estate experience in a variety of investment functions and has been involved in EUR 7+ billion of global transactions.

Cristiano Ronchi
Head of Italy

Cristiano Ronchi

Cristiano has 20 years’ experience and has been with us since 2005, becoming Head of Italy in 2018. Since joining, Cristiano has launched three pan-European funds and developed a series of separate accounts on behalf of international institutional investors, as well as structuring and leading a respected transaction and AM team.

Edgar Hertog
Co-Head of Netherlands

Edgar Hertog

Edgar has 17 years’ experience in investment and asset management in Netherlands and Belgium, worknig for a number of high profile clients including Anheuser-Inbev and Heineken. He has completed c. EUR 1bn of transactions and is experienced in acquiring and managing investments, building and implementing investment strategies on behalf of investors.

Fernando Ramirez de Haro
Head of Spain

Fernando Ramirez de Haro

Fernando has more than 20 years of IM experience and has overseen EUR 1bn+ of real estate investments. He is responsible for our Iberian platform. Prior to the acquisition of Aguirre Newman by Savills plc, he held a variety of senior posts at the company including Managing Director and Partner of the AM division (subsequently incorporated into Savills IM).

Harry de Ferry Foster
Co-Head of UK, Fund Director

Harry de Ferry Foster

Harry is Co-Head of the UK, responsible for the UK platform's growth, as well as Fund Director for the Charities Property Fund. He oversees all aspects of the management of the Fund including the portfolio's strategic framework, investments and managing the Fund team. Harry has 21 years' experience in investment management and joined Savills IM in 2002.

Jon Crossfield
Co-Head of UK, Head of Strategic Partnerships

Jon Crossfield

Jon is Co-Head of UK and heads up the Strategic Partnerships team, responsible for developing our IM service for institutions, family offices and private equity funds. He has extensive global experience of acquisitions, development funding and sales. Jon has 24 years of property investment experience and was previously a director at Savills, joining us in 2013.

Laurent Vouin
Head of France

Laurent Vouin

Laurent has overall responsibility for France and Belux within Savills IM. With 22 years experience in development and IM across Europe, he has been involved in a wide spectrum of transactions and possesses an in-depth understanding in acquiring and managing investments, as well as building and implementing desired investment strategies. Laurent joined us in 2015 from AXA RE.

Lorna Mackie
Head of Luxembourg

Lorna Mackie

Lorna heads up our Luxembourg office, overseeing the governance and operations of our Luxembourg vehicles. She has worked in the Luxembourg fund industry since 1996. Prior to joining us in 2011, she was Company Secretary for Continental Europe with Goodman, responsible for the corporate administration of real-estate vehicles and their subsidiaries.

Marcel Fleminks
Co-Head of Netherlands

Marcel Fleminks

Marcel, as co-Head of our Dutch office, has over 25 years’ experience in investment management in The Netherlands and has been involved in numerous deals, representing, a.o., Allianz Real Estate for over 16 years. Marcel has been involved in a large spectrum of transactions on offices, residential investments and logistics. 

Peter Brostrom
Head of Nordics

Peter Brostrom

Peter was appointed Head of Nordics in 2015, having been with us since 2008. He has overall responsibility for transactions and asset management for Nordic funds and assets located in the Nordics that are owned by our pan-European Funds. He has over 15 years experience and has transacted over EUR 2.2 billion in the region.

Lee Tredwell
Head of Investment, Australia

Lee Tredwell

Lee is Head of Investment for our Australian business. He joined us in January 2017 and is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities for local and offshore mandates, as well as managing existing assrets. With over 15 years' experience, Lee has been involved in over A$3bn of capital transactions and has covered multiple asset classes.

Michael Flynn
Head of Products and South East Asia

Michael Flynn

Michael is Head of Products, with responsibility for new products across the business. He is also Head of South East Asia, in charge of capital raising in the region and the Singapore team. He has over 28 years' experience in investment and corporate finance, including as CEO of Tecient Asia Pacific as well as positions at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Paul Devonshire
Head of Middle East

Paul Devonshire

Paul focuses on relationship building, fund raising and product launches for our Middle Eastern investors. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the Middle East in the real estate investment management industry, with a particular focus on Shariah compliant real estate funds. Prior to joining Savills IM, Paul spent 18 years with PGIM Real Estate Investors where he founded its Middle East business.

Tadaaki Kurozumi
Co-Head of Japan

Tadaaki Kurozumi

Tadaaki co-heads our Japanese business, and is focused on origination and overall investment strategy, management and operations. His experience includes pricing, underwriting, originating and acquiring distressed debt and real estatem, and he was co-founder of the acquired Merchant Capital. With over 25 years' experience, Tadaaki is a 1st class registered architect.

Tom Silecchia
Co-Head of Japan

Tom Silecchia

Tom focuses on investor and lender relationships, transaction structuring, as well as the overall Japanese business's investment strategy, management and operations. He co-founded Merchant Capital with Tadaaki Kurozumi, joining us in 2014 following its acquisition by Savills IM. He has 20 years' experience in real estate and finance, and is fluent in Japanese. 

 

 

Our Platform​

We believe hands-on management and in-depth local knowledge drives performance. We aim to deliver this with strong on-the-ground execution capabilities via offices and personnel in our chosen investment markets.

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SAVILLS PLC

We benefit from access to and backing from the Savills group, a leading real estate services firm, providing us with detailed real-time local knowledge.

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INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

Our investment philosophy is key to ensuring a consistent investment and risk management approach to our assets, regardless of product type or location.