Real estate investor and manager Cromwell Property Group has appointed Tom Duncan as its new head of research.
Duncan joins from Mayfair Capital, where he spent four years as director of strategy and innovation, responsible for research across Europe and the UK. Prior to this he spent two years at JLL as an associate director in their corporate research team. He also has experience working in Australia in a research role and in property economics with Colliers International and Hill PDA respectively.
As head of research, Duncan will be responsible for setting the research strategy for the international platform, producing investment and strategy research to advise the firm and its clients on market and sector opportunities and risks.
He is also responsible for creating thematic-based investment strategies and using his experience in economic and property market analysis to support the investment decision-making process.
Pertti Vanhanen, managing director, Europe at Cromwell Property Group, said: 'Tom has extensive experience driving strategic research projects across Europe, and will be an asset for our clients and for Cromwell as we implement clients investment strategies and establish our new logistics and wooden building funds.'
Duncan added: 'Cromwell has built a strong real estate platform across Europe over a number of years. I look forward to supporting the Europe business by providing research and analysis to assist the team and our investors make informed decisions.
'I am delighted to start the role and forming an active part of the pan-European investment and fund management platform.'
Duncan holds a Masters degrees in property development from the UTS Sydney and town and country planning from the University of Sheffield, as well as a BA in human geography from Nottingham Trent University.