LaSalle appoints head of UK residential & impact investing

LaSalle Investment Management, the global real estate investment manager, has appointed Martin Zdravkov to the newly-enhanced role of head of UK residential & impact investing, based in London.

In this role, Zdravkov will report to Philip Nell, the head of UK real return assets at LaSalle. He will be responsible for various investment strategies in the residential sector, including build-to-rent, social housing and shared ownership, specialist supported living and extra care living, key worker and temporary accommodation, LaSalle said.

In terms of LaSalle's impact investment strategy, Zdravkov will work closely with Eleanor Lindsay, co-fund manager, impact investing, and Sophie Carruth, the head of European sustainability.

'I am delighted that Martin has joined us at this exciting time in the growth of the UK business,' said Alan Tripp, head of UK at LaSalle.

'The UK residential sector is of great importance to our long-term strategy; this combined with our commitment to implementing sustainable strategies in all of our investment decisions, makes Martin an excellent addition to our fund management team,' Tripp added.

Zdravkov joins LaSalle from Aviva Investors where he was portfolio manager for the REaLM social housing fund and various other UK and pan-European long income real estate funds, as well as launching new products, such as the European long income fund.

Previously, he was a senior investment manager for the Notting Hill Housing Group, one of the largest housing associations in the UK, where he was responsible for corporate finance and business development.

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