Global real estate advisor CBRE has appointed James O’Neill as a senior director into its equity placement business, part of CBRE Capital Advisors.
O’Neill joins from Legal and General investment management real assets (LGIM) where he spent five years as head of the client capital Group. Prior to this he spent seven years at The Grosvenor Estate and four years at PWC.
'The volume of global capital looking to deploy into real estate equity and debt strategies and diversify globally continues to grow and our clients are looking for increasingly innovative solutions,' said Mark Evans, head of equity placement, CBRE Capital Advisors.
'The strength of our capital markets offering, combining an innate understanding of the global real estate markets with comprehensive financial capabilities, means we are expertly placed to advise clients on the most creative structures,' added Evans.
In the past two years, CBRE’s equity placement team has raised and structured more than £6.85 bn (€8 bn) of equity.
I have long admired the skills and professionalism of the teams at CBRE and am very excited by the opportunities to continue to develop and expand the Capital Advisors business,' commented O'Neill.