Joanne McNamara joins ESR as non-executive director

McNamara has extensive experience in global real estate investments and development

Joanne McNamara joins ESR as non-executive director
Joanne McNamara

APAC-based real asset manager ESR Group has appointed Joanne McNamara, Executive Vice President, Head of Europe, for Oxford Properties as a non-executive director to the company’s board of directors, with effect from 1 January 2024.

McNamara has extensive experience in global real estate investments and development. 

At her current appointment with Oxford Properties, she is responsible for investment, development, and asset management activities in Europe across the logistics, office, life sciences, built to rent residential and retail sectors.

McNamara is also a member of the Oxford Properties Global Executive Committee and Global Investment Committee, as well as sitting on the board of M7, a pan-European industrial real estate investment and investment management business. Previously, McNamara worked at DTZ and Hammerson Plc in corporate finance, investment, and development.

McNamara holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics from Cardiff University and a Master of Science in International Real Estate from Oxford Brookes University.

Jeffrey Perlman, Chairman of ESR, said: “We are delighted to welcome Joanne to the Board of ESR Group. Joanne’s accomplished track record, extensive knowledge and experience in real estate and broad exposure to asset management across different real estate classes will make her an invaluable addition to the Group. We are confident that Joanne’s expertise will help to drive the next phase of growth for the company.”

Jeffrey Shen and Stuart Gibson, ESR Group Co-founders and Co-CEOs, said: “We had previous representation from Oxford Properties, one of our largest institutional investors, and we are excited to welcome Joanne to the ESR Board. We believe that ESR will be able to benefit from her vast experience.”

McNamara said: “The ESR team has built a tremendous real estate investment management business across key APAC markets through their market-leading New Economy investment and development capabilities. I am delighted to join ESR’s board of directors and look forward to contributing to ESR’s further strategic development, in order to deliver long-term value for its shareholders.”

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