Schroder Real Estate appoints Rajwan for Central London focus

RajwanSchroder Real Estate has appointment Jourdan Rajwan as an investment manager, with a focus on Central London investment and occupational markets. Schroders says it has seen significant growth in its real estate business, including in UK funds such as the Schroder REIT (real estate investment trust), the open-ended Schroder UK Real Estate Fund and the West End of London Property Unit Trust (Welput), the specialist Central London fund. Rajwan's appointment reflects Schroders wider business expansion in this space. He will report to Nick Montgomery, head of UK investment, Schroder Real Estate, and will support him in implementing the strategy for Welput, where the firm says there is a high level of activity following a recent £160 million (223.7 million) capital raise. In his new role, Rajwan will also be responsible for identifying and executing Central London transactions, to be acquired by existing clients and partners of Schroder Real Esate. Prior to joining Schroders, Rajwan worked at JLL, a financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate services and investment management, where he specialised in Central London investment and ocupational markets. He has previously been involved in high profile transactions with the firm, such as the £381 million disposal of the Pollen Estate in Mayfair. Schroders currently has £11.7 billion (15.1 billion) of gross real estate assets under management, as at December 31, 2014. ©2015 funds europe

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.