Deloitte makes four new senior hires

Deloitte makes four new senior hires to continue building its real assets advisory business, with two directly involved in the Build to Rent sector.

L to R: Partner’s Hari Sothinathan and Michelle Kite, and Director’s Andrew Stanford and Jane Lees at Deloitte | BTR News
L to R: Partner’s Hari Sothinathan and Michelle Kite, and Director’s Andrew Stanford and Jane Lees at Deloitte.

Deloitte makes four new senior hires to its real assets advisory team, further strengthening its development advisory and valuation offerings.

Michelle Kite and Hari Sothinathan join Deloitte as Partners, with a specific focus on providing strategic advice on large scale development and regeneration projects to both the public and private sectors.

Michelle will focus on the structuring, funding, and financing of complex development projects and land transactions – including in the Build to Rent sector. Michelle previously worked at Grosvenor Property, where she advised on the sale of their landmark Build to Rent development site in Bermondsey and set up its partnership for a significant office and retail development in Mayfair.

“I bring a unique perspective to this role with directly relevant industry experience from my time as the Commercial Director at Grosvenor. I am enthusiastic to bring my industry knowledge and experience to the wider collective team we have, as Deloitte’s real assets advisory continues to develop.”

Michelle Kite, Partner in Real Assets Advisory, Deloitte

Hari’s focus will be to further grow the development advisory and transactions team nationally. Joining from Gerald Eve, Hari is one of the UK’s leading advisors on complex development and regeneration projects.

Andrew Stanford joins Deloitte as a Director with a focus on residential capital markets. He will be involved in the Build to Rent sector, and will lead the residential capital markets team. He has over 30 years residential experience, including two years as Head of the government’s private rented sector (PRS) taskforce responsible for kickstarting the UK Build to Rent sector.

Jane Lees also joins as a Director, focusing on the alternatives market. She will have a particular focus on trade-related and alternative assets including hotels, healthcare and self-storage. Previously, Jane was an Executive Director at CBRE within their European Hotels business. 

“Real Assets Advisory is at the heart of Deloitte’s real estate and infrastructure offering. Following another very successful year, we continue to grow and develop our services to address the increasingly complex needs of our clients. I am delighted to welcome Michelle, Hari, Jane and Andrew to our team.”

Nigel Shilton, Managing Partner for Real Assets Advisory, Deloitte