Real estate and private equity specialist Crestbridge announces that it has expanded its senior team with the appointment of Anthony Lee as Director, UK Head of Corporate Services. The new hire comes as the business continues to evolve and enhance its corporate service proposition for the UK market.
Crestbridge has a long history of supporting managers and their investors in the Build to Rent sector. Anthony’s involvement with the sector will take place through his involvement in REITs for Crestbridge. He will play a key role in further developing Crestbridge’s existing comprehensive suite of services and solutions for corporate clients – which includes pre-IPO support, accounting, governance, and depositary services for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and other investment companies.
“Crestbridge has a clear vision to bring sophisticated, expert solutions to the corporate sector in the UK. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues across the Group to help drive our proposition forward and continuing to develop our comprehensive, client-centric platform for the UK market, drawing on and complementing the firm’s wider global capabilities.”Anthony Lee, Director, UK Head of Corporate Services, Crestbridge
Following the appointments of Martin Lambert as Group Head, Corporate and Capital Markets, and Luke Hamill as Head of Capital Markets, Anthony’s appointment adds further expertise to Crestbridge’s already highly experienced Corporate and Capital Markets team.
A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Anthony has previously held senior roles at a number of major service providers. Prior to joining Crestbridge he was Head of Listed Funds, UK at another large global corporate and fund administration services provider, where he played a key role in the development of its UK listed fund solutions.
Anthony’s experience spans 30 years in finance, governance and business management. He has extensive expertise in the UK listed funds sector, specialising in the provision of bespoke outsourced support services to investment companies following equity, real estate, infrastructure, renewables, fund-of-funds and debt strategies.
“We’re continuing to evolve our services for the UK corporate market, as demand grows from our clients for expert outsourced support to help them realise their own strategic ambitions in an increasingly complex environment. Crestbridge already has deep expertise in supporting clients with their capital raising and capital markets needs, and Anthony’s appointment reflects our commitment to further expanding our capabilities. His knowledge and experience in the UK listed funds space will be a hugely valuable addition to our senior team.”Martin Lambert, Group Head, Corporate and Capital Markets, Crestbridge
In 2019, Crestbridge supported Apache Capital Partners in their joint venture with US investor Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. The joint venture was set up to fund the development of several Build to Rent schemes across England and Scotland, the first being Moda, The Lexington in Liverpool – which has just reached full occupancy. Crestbridge has also supported Apache’s £154m flagship Angel Gardens scheme in Manchester’s NOMA district which opened in 2019.