Cromwell appoints Matthew Bird as Head of UK

Cromwell appoints Matthew Bird as Head of UK

Real estate investor and manager, Cromwell Property Group (Cromwell) has appointed Matthew Bird as its Head of UK.

Matthew Bird has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate market. Prior to joining Cromwell Property Group, he held senior positions at Octane Capital,Legal & General Real Assets and Frogmore.

”We are delighted to welcome Matthew on board. He has extensive experience and a strong track record of unlocking off-market situations and generating value through his network of contacts across agency, investors and debt providers in all sectors including Central London, alternatives and multi-sector portfolios,”said Mark McLaughlin, Cromwell’s Managing Director, Europe.

“His proven real estate experience includes managing teams and operating-partner relationships, devising strategy, as well as engaging with joint venture partners and investors across the world.”

“Matthew will spearhead Cromwell’s UK activities as we continue to implement our ‘invest to manage’ strategy and build scale across our European platform,” he added.

”This is a great moment to join the team as they look to leverage Cromwell’s established European platform of 20 office in 12 countries to increase assets under management across Europe and the UK,” said Matthew Bird.

Matthew Bird is also a Board Member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF), and Chair of the IPF Next Generation Group, which has 600 members from more than 100 organisations with a focus on innovation, thematics, research and networking.

Matthew Bird graduated with a First Class honours degree and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying from the University of Reading.

Cromwell Property Group (ASX:CMW) is a Real Estate Investor and Manager with operations on three continents and a global investor base. The Group is included in the S&P/ASX 200. As at 31 December 2018, Cromwell had a market capitalisation of $2.2 billion, a direct property investment portfolio in Australia valued at $2.5 billion and total assets under management of $11.5 billion across Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Cromwell’s platform comprises 390+ staff in 30 offices in 15 countries across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Total Assets Under Management (AUM) are AUD $11.5 / €7.3 billion, diversely spread across a range of sectors including Office (61.6%), Retail (16.7%), Industrial/Logistics (12.9%), Property Securities (4.9%) and Other (3.9%). The portfolio comprises 280+ assets let to more than 3,700 tenants.

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