Immobel Capital appoints chief financial and operating officer

Immobel Capital Partners, the London-based investment management business of Immobel Group, has  appointed Melinda Knatchbull as chief financial and operating officer. 

In her new role she will be responsible for the financial, operational and risk aspects of Immobel Capital Partners activities.

Knatchbull has over 25 years experience in the fund management industry, with the last 20 focused on real estate. She has spent circa 20 years working alongside Duncan Owen, CEO of Immobel Capital Partners, who she will now flank along with Maureen Mahr von Staszewski, head of pan European office, and Monica O’Neill, head of capital and investor relations.

Immobel Capital Partners focuses on creating ‘green’ pan-European investment strategies in the office and residential sectors, complimenting the broader business of Immobel Group.

Knatchbull joins from Schroder Real Estate, where she worked for over ten years, with responsibility for global operations across the platform, with a strong focus on governance.

Prior to joining Schroders, Knatchbull was head of fund accounting at Invista REIM, where she was instrumental in its IPO in 2006 with Owen as its founding CEO.

Said Owen: 'Mel joins a first rate senior team alongside Maureen Mahr von Staszewski as head of pan-European office and Monica O’Neill as head of capital and investor relations, making a clear statement of intent in terms of the growth and ambitions of Immobel Capital Partners.'

Said Knatchbull: 'I am pleased to be part of the founding team of Immobel Capital Partners to launch a unique and compelling proposition for investors that leverages the expertise of the Immobel Group.

'It is really exciting to be creating a sustainable real estate focused investment management firm.'


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