KKR appoints Simon Marrison as senior advisor for European real estate

KKR appoints Simon Marrison as senior advisor for European real estate investments

Global investment firm KKR has appointed Simon Marrison, chairman of LaSalle Investment Management’s European business, as a senior advisor, effective Sept 7th 2020.

Simon Marrison will advise KKR on real estate investments across Europe and help contribute to the growth of KKR’s real estate business in the region.

Simon Marrison will retire as Chairman of LaSalle Investment Management’s European business in July, after a 19-year career at the company, serving as CEO for Europe between 2007 and 2019, Head of Continental Europe from 2001 to 2007 and Chairman since July 2019.

“Simon has built an impressive track record in the real estate industry across sectors and cycles. We are pleased that KKR will benefit from his vast expertise and network as we continue to grow our real estate activities across Europe. Simon’s experience will be particularly useful as we continue to expand our product offerings over time,” said Ralph Rosenberg, Partner and Global Head of KKR Real Estate, and Guillaume Cassou, Partner and Head of KKR Real Estate Europe.

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Prior to joining LaSalle, Marrison was Country Manager of Rodamco France. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the RICS Global Investment Risk Management Forum. Marrison has served as a Non-Executive Director of TR Property Investment Trust since 2011 and will become a Senior Independent Director in July. He holds a BSc. (Hons) in Urban Land Administration from Portsmouth Polytechnic.

Simon Marrison said: “I am very proud and excited to be supporting KKR’s Real Estate team as a Senior Advisor. They have an exceptionally strong reputation and network of relationships, with big ambitions to grow the firm’s real estate business across the world and in Europe in particular. I look forward to working with KKR to build on the firm’s strong track record of investment and value creation.”