About us

 

What we offer

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On-the-ground
execution

We provide a full range of services across our extensive network in 16 established locations in 13 countries, ranging from transactions and asset management to debt origination and investor relations to research and risk management.

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Part of the
Savills group

We are majority owned by the Savills group, the leading real estate services group, and benefit from the balance sheet, deal flow and in-depth, real-time market knowledge of a London Stock Exchange–listed firm.

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Consistent investment philosophy

We are focused on sustainably driving net operating income – the bedrock of property performance – through diligent purchasing, active asset management and maximising performance through structuring.

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Wide product
range

We offer investors access to a wide range of real estate investment opportunities, which can be accessed via pooled funds or bespoke structures, across equity and debt including special situations and impact strategies.

 

How we deliver for clients

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Stock selection

 

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

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Asset management teams

 

Unlocking potential through local asset-management teams with sector-specific expertise to identify and implement income and value drivers with a target of all assets held longer than two years and any new acquisitions being carbon net zero by 2040. 

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Maximising performance

 

Expertise in efficient debt and tax structuring, including originating competitive debt packages and mitigating financial risks with bespoke solutions.

An innovative approach 

In an ever changing world, innovation in real estate investment management is more important than ever. In order to serve a global client base, with a range of complex requirements, investment managers need to adapt to meet the evolving needs of investors and tenants. A focus on sustainable practices, energy-efficient technology and sustainable building certifications can potentially drive value and help meet these needs.

Our team​

Our firm is led by an exceptional team with hundreds of years of combined global real estate and investment management experience. To learn more about our country platforms, please click here.

Amy Shah

Amy Shah

Global Head of Human Resources

Amy joined Savills IM as Global Head of Human Resources (HR) in October 2020. Based in London, she has overall responsibility for all HR activities, particularly the implementation of our global HR strategy. Amy is experienced in managing an international team as well as designing and delivering multijurisdictional HR strategies, having joined Savills IM following 12 years at Standard Life Aberdeen plc.

Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen

Global CIO

Andrew as Global CIO, 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 is a member of the Global Executive Committee and chairs the New Business Committee. With nearly 30 years’ experience, from 2004 to 2010 Andrew was Head of Research & Strategy for Cordea Savills, now Savills IM.

Alex Jeffrey

Alex Jeffrey

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive, Alex is responsible for setting and implementing the firm-wide strategy and leading the next stage of Savills IM’s global growth. He is also a member of the Savills Group Executive Board. Alex has over 30 years of investment experience and was previously head of Asia-Pacific for M&G Investments, as well as CEO of M&G Real Estate between 2012 and 2018.

Nick Cooper

Nick Cooper

Chairman

Nick, as Chairman, has oversight of the business. He has over 40 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).

Dale Lattanzio

Dale Lattanzio

Managing Partner of DRC Savills Investment Management

Dale is the Managing Partner of DRC Savills Investment Management, a dedicated investment advisor and has held senior positions for over twenty five years. He has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. Dale is the outgoing Chairman of the European Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and serves as a Board Member for the Catalyst Club-Cancer Research UK.

Jon Crossfield

Jon Crossfield

Head of Strategic Partnerships and Living

Jon heads up both the Strategic Partnerships and Living initiatives in Europe.  The Strategic Partnerships team offers tailored pan-European IM and advisory services. He is also responsible for growing our European Living platform. Jon has extensive global experience of acquisitions, development funding and sales. Jon has 30 years of property investment experience.

James Howard

James Howard

Global CFO

James is responsible for fund and group finance, tax and treasury operations, in addition to overseeing our Luxembourg platform. He has in excess of 20 years experience within the real estate industry across financial reporting, real estate tax, 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 2011, James has previously held positions with KPMG and EY.

Giuseppe Oriani

Giuseppe Oriani

Deputy Chairman

Giuseppe is responsible for the strategy and execution of our European platform, including new business and overseeing the management of existing funds. He has over 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.

Hsueh Ling Ng

Hsueh Ling Ng

‪Head of Asia Pacific, ex-Japan

Hsueh Ling joined as Head of APAC ex-Japan in February 2024 with overall responsibility for the business management of Savills IM’s investments ex- Japan and the client capital teams in APAC . She has over 30 years’ experience and joined Savills IM from Lendlease, where she held the role of Managing Director & Country Head, Singapore , Chief Investment Officer Asia , and also the additional role of Chair of Lendlease Global Commercial REIT Management. Prior to this, she spent eight years as Chief Executive Officer of Keppel REIT Management Ltd.

Richard Lake

Richard Lake

Global Head of Investment Risk

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.

Claire George

Claire George

Chief Technology and Operating Officer

As Chief Technology and Operating Officer, Claire is responsible for Savills IM Operating Platform as well as the digital capabilities used to better serve its clients. Claire also chairs the internal Operations and Technology Committee and is a member of external European Industry Technology committees. Claire joined us in 2022 having held similar roles at Aberdeen Standard Investments and the Cromwell Group

Apwinder Foster

Apwinder Foster

Global Head of Strategy and Client Capital

As Global Head of Strategy and Client Capital, Apwinder is responsible for driving Savills IM’s strategic priorities and continuing to seek opportunities in both pooled fund investments and segregated mandates. Initially joining Savills IM as a result of the acquisition of DRC Capital, where she held multiple roles, Apwinder has a broad range of experience. She was Chief Financial Officer at Kennedy Wilson Europe and held senior roles in Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate Special Situations Group and Merrill Lynch Real Estate Finance team.

Emma Barr

Emma Barr

Global Head of Legal

Emma joined Savills IM in 2024 and is responsible for all legal aspects and the governance framework of the Savills IM business and investment products, the relationship with external legal service providers and the leadership of the global in-house legal team. Emma gained substantial fund structuring experience during her time at Round Hill Capital working with AIFs, Luxembourg structures and Cayman Island structures.  She has also led numerous M&A and joint venture transactions, both as in-house counsel and during her time in private practice.

Kevin Aitchison

Kevin Aitchison

Managing Director, Head of Europe

Kevin joined as Managing Director, Head of Europe, in December 2023 with overall responsibility for the management of Savills IM’s Equity business across Europe.He has over 30 years’ experience and joins from Knight Frank Investment Management (KFIM), where he had held the position of Chief Executive for over 11 years. Prior to this, he was at ING Real Estate Investment Management UK for 11 years, initially as a Fund Director and then Chief Executive.

Laurence Greenblatt

Laurence Greenblatt

Global Head of Risk and Compliance

As global head of risk and compliance, Laurence is responsible for ensuring that awareness and consideration of risk is embedded across Savills IM business and support functions. He is a qualified lawyer and career compliance and risk professional with 20+ years’ experience at a variety of financial services firms across a broad range of jurisdictions. 

Cristiano Ronchi

Cristiano Ronchi

Head of Italy

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

Edgar Hertog

Co-Head of Netherlands

Edgar has 25 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

Fernando Ramirez de Haro

Head of Spain

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).

Gerhard Lehner

Gerhard Lehner

Head of Germany & Head of Fund Management, Germany

Gerhard has 25 years’ experience in European real estate, becoming Head of Fund Management in 2014 and Managing Director for Germany in 2016. Since joining Savills IM in 2008 he has been involved in launching a series of funds and mandates on behalf of German institutions, for which EUR 5bn+ has been invested across Europe since then.

Harry de Ferry Foster

Harry de Ferry Foster

Head of UK, Fund Director

Harry is 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 nearly 25 years' experience in property investment and fund management, and joined Savills IM in 2002.

Jon Crossfield

Jon Crossfield

Head of Strategic Partnerships and Living

Jon heads up both the Strategic Partnerships and Living initiatives in Europe.  The Strategic Partnerships team offers tailored pan-European IM and advisory services. He is also responsible for growing our European Living platform. Jon has extensive global experience of acquisitions, development funding and sales. Jon has 30 years of property investment experience.

Laurent Vouin

Laurent Vouin

Head of France

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.

Marcel Fleminks

Marcel Fleminks

Co-Head of Netherlands

Marcel, as Co-Head of our Dutch office, has over 30 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

Peter Brostrom

Head of Nordics

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.

Piotr Trzcinski

Piotr Trzcinski

Head of Poland

Piotr joined us in May 2017 with the opening of our Warsaw office. He has in-depth knowledge of the Polish real estate market, with 15 years of experience in investment and asset management. He has successfully delivered returns on commercial assets exceeding EUR 1bn in value, and completed over EUR 500mn in real estate acquisitions.

Rena Knoepke

Rena Knoepke

Head of Business Development, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Rena joined Savills IM in 2016 and has been Managing Director of Savills Investment Management KVG GmbH since 2019. As Head of Business Development Germany, Austria and Switzerland, she is also responsible for product development, fund raising, investor relations and marketing. In total, she has more than 20 years of experience in institutional business.

Rowena Giordani

Rowena Giordani

Head of Luxembourg

Rowena heads up our Luxembourg office, overseeing the compliance, governance and operations of our Luxembourg vehicles. She has worked in the Luxembourg fund industry since 2007. Prior to joining us in 2018, she spent periods in a bank and third-party service providers, including seven years with a leading outsourced fund administrator offering bespoke services in the alternatives sector where she was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Luxembourg operations. .

Alex Jeffrey

Alex Jeffrey

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive, Alex is responsible for setting and implementing the firm-wide strategy and leading the next stage of Savills IM’s global growth. He is also a member of the Savills Group Executive Board. Alex has over 30 years of investment experience and was previously head of Asia-Pacific for M&G Investments, as well as CEO of M&G Real Estate between 2012 and 2018.

Greg Lapham

Greg Lapham

Head of Australia

Greg joined Savills Investment Management in 2020 and moved to Sydney in 2021. Greg manages APACIG and leads a four-strong investment team in Sydney, he has over 30 years’ experience across real estate investment, financial reporting, corporate finance, consulting and transaction advisory.  Greg joined Savills IM from BlackRock, where he was a managing director and chief investment officer of the AsiaPac real estate business.

Hsueh Ling Ng

Hsueh Ling Ng

‪Head of Asia Pacific, ex-Japan

Hsueh Ling joined as Head of APAC ex-Japan in February 2024 with overall responsibility for the business management of Savills IM’s investments ex- Japan and the client capital teams in APAC . She has over 30 years’ experience and joined Savills IM from Lendlease, where she held the role of Managing Director & Country Head, Singapore , Chief Investment Officer Asia , and also the additional role of Chair of Lendlease Global Commercial REIT Management. Prior to this, she spent eight years as Chief Executive Officer of Keppel REIT Management Ltd.

Tadaaki Kurozumi

Tadaaki Kurozumi

Co-Head of Japan

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  26 years' experience, Tadaaki is a first class registered architect.

Tom Silecchia

Tom Silecchia

Co-Head of Japan

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 21 years' experience in real estate and finance, and is fluent in Japanese.