Michela Hancock, Greystar Real Estate Partners
Chloe Shakesby

This week's London appointments

Michela Hancock, Greystar Real Estate Partners

Greystar Real Estate Partners has announced the appointment of Michela Hancock as a managing director for Europe.

Michela will immediately take on the new European role and focus on expanding and strengthening Greystar’s third-party platform and strategic partnerships.

Mark Allnutt, senior managing director – Europe, Greystar, commented: “The strength of our global platform means that there is a significant opportunity to grow our third-party institutional client base in Europe.

“Michela Hancock has been one of Greystar’s most tireless ambassadors and has played an integral role in establishing the business in the UK real estate industry.

“She will now widen her focus to Europe and hand the reins of the UK development team to Dave Thomas, who is a longstanding and trusted colleague with deep and varied experience in both development and construction.”

Michela added: “I am looking forward to expanding my role and applying my leadership experience to the European market.

“The potential for the growth of our third-party platform is huge given the depth of our management experience, extent of our global client relationships and strength of our teams.

“We provide a world class service and create exceptional communities that demonstrate that purpose-built rental housing can be an attractive lifestyle choice.

“The asset class is growing quickly across Europe and we are well positioned as a business to support this expansion.”

Nick Garnish, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has announced that Nick Garnish, Chartered MCSI has been appointed chairman of the CISI Risk Professional Forum Committee.

Nick is the head of treasury, Europe, Asia & Australia for CIBC, based in London.

He joined LCH Clearnet where he was the global COO for Collateral and Liquidity Management.

Nick was managing director and treasurer at US investment bank Jefferies International for several years, with additional responsibility for FX risk management globally.

He commented: “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of chairman of the CISI Risk Committee, it is an honour and a privilege.”

Richard Bennett, CISI head of membership, said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Nick as our new Risk Professional Forum Committee Chairman. […] We look forward to working with Nick on the exciting forthcoming events programme.”

Ian Richardson, Iconic Luxury Hotels

Iconic Luxury Hotels has announced the appointment of Ian Richardson as general manager of 11 Cadogan Gardens, a luxury boutique property in the heart of Chelsea, London.

Ian joins from the Jumeirah Group where he has experience across various properties within the portfolio.

Executive director of Iconic Luxury Hotels, Andrew Stembridge, commented: “We are proud to welcome Ian Richardson to the Iconic Luxury Hotels team, overseeing the future growth and success of our special London neighbourhood hotel.

“Last November saw 11 Cadogan Gardens join the Relais & Châteaux family as the association’s only London property, and we are excited for Ian to further propel the property as it enters the new era post-pandemic.”

Ian added: “I am delighted to be joining the Iconic family. I look forward to working with the team to bring this wonderful property out of its enforced Covid-19 hibernation, and to further enhance its excellent reputation in the London market.”

Clive Condie, Stobart Group

Stobart Group, the aviation and energy infrastructure group, has announced the appointment of Clive Condie to the board as a non-executive director.

Clive Condie has more than 35 years’ experience in the aviation industry including having worked for British Airways and Manchester Airport.

Until June 2018, Clive served as chairman of London Luton Airport; a position he held for almost five years. He also acted as interim chief executive of London Luton Airport in 2014.

Clive is also a non-executive director of CLH-PS, the largest fuel pipeline and storage facility in the UK.

David Shearer, non-executive chairman, Stobart Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Clive to the board of Stobart Group at this important time.

“His breadth of experience across the aviation and airport sectors will prove invaluable to us as we implement our long-term strategy to develop London Southend Airport.”

Hussain Ahmed, Berkeley Rowe

International law firm Berkeley Rowe has appointed Hussain Ahmed as a partner and its new head of residential.

Hussain has a wealth of experience in acting for lenders as well as buyers, meaning he can use his insights to guide both parties and handle transactions with ease.

He commented: “I am thrilled to have joined Berkeley Rowe and I am looking forward to developing our residential department to build a team that provides a high-quality service to vendors and buyers in Prime London.”

“Our clients believe the sector will need to adapt to meet the changing needs of the market in a post pandemic era, so we are entering an exciting new chapter for the industry and we are committed to delivering bespoke services that exceed the demands of our diverse client base.

“It is essential that our clients are never treated like just another number.”

Tom Keya, CEO, added: “I am delighted to welcome Hussain to Berkeley Rowe.

“He is a critical addition to our Real Estate Team during a time where we expect a major bounce back in the market.

“Hussain’s skillset is one that has been demanded by our client base and thus we approached the very best in the market in terms of client service and user experience.

“I have no doubt he will play a key role in our firm’s growth in the coming years.”

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