Fiera Real Estate kickstarts 2023 with a string of promotions

To kickstart 2023, the Fiera Real Estate UK (“FRE UK”) team has celebrated a string of promotions across the Transactions and Fund Management teams. The new appointments emphasise the firm’s strengths in core and value-add investing and will help to drive performance and deliver growth in line with its ambitious 2023 business plan.

Patrick Freestone promoted to Head of Transactions

Patrick joined FRE UK in 2020 working directly with Head of Value Add on the business’s value add initiatives. His role was focused around investing equity and managing the assets in FRE UK’s fifth fund in its £600m value add series, which reached its final close in 2022 with £180m of equity. In Patrick’s new Head of Transactions role, he will lead on all aspects of deal origination, as well as strategic asset management of existing projects.

Anne-Marie Keane promoted to Co-Fund Manager, Core

Anne-Marie joined Fiera Real Estate in 2014 to focus on the fund and asset management side of the business within core real estate investment management. In her new role as Co-Fund Manager she will be responsible for co-managing FRE UK’s flagship core open-ended long income fund and will continue her involvement with the firm’s segregated account mandates.

Sam Fleming promoted to Co-Fund Manager, Value Add

Sam joined FRE UK in 2017 and has been responsible for deal origination and execution across various strategies covering multiple sectors and risk return profiles. In his new role as Co-Fund Manager, Sam will be responsible for investing capital across FRE UK’s value add funds, focussing on speculative logistics development and residential land promotion. FRE UK completed the first close of its logistics-focussed development vehicle in Q3 2022 and has over £150m immediately available to invest.

Charles Allen, Head of UK Real Estate at FRE UK commented “Each of these individuals have played a pivotal role in Fiera’s growth and their promotions are a recognition of this. We are set for an exciting 2023 with multiple new product launches and significant funds available to deploy immediately. Our new team structure positions us well to capitalise on the opportunities arising from the current market dislocation.”