Reporting to Managing Partner Rob Sim, Ed as the new Head of Residential Investment UK & Europe will be responsible for leading Europa’s residential activity in the UK and Europe in line with the business’ strategy of seeking mispriced risk on behalf of its clients.
Ed will work closely with the fund management, transactions, and asset management teams across Europa to oversee its existing residential portfolio and grow its network of local partners, whilst also collaborating with its in-house research capability to identify new opportunities for the business.
“Ed’s appointment builds on Europa’s investment activity in the living sector and reflects our continued growth ambitions in this market segment. The appointment is also in line with our commitment to hiring the very best professionals to be the custodians of both our clients’ and their clients’ capital. Ed brings a vast amount of experience in fund management, and I am looking forward to welcoming him to the Europa team.”Rob Sim, Managing Partner, Europa
Ed brings over 20 years’ experience in real estate markets, joining from Savills where he has spent the last 13 months as a Director in the operational capital markets team, advising clients on transactions in the UK residential market.
Prior to that, he spent 15 years in fund management at abdrn, including eight years as Head of UK Residential Investment, where he oversaw the formation and implementation of the UK residential business.
“It is an exciting time to be joining Europa following the recent launch of its new investment philosophy focused on seeking mispriced risk. The living sector continues to attract institutional capital looking for sustainable and reliable returns, and I look forward to working with our clients to meet their requirements.”Ed Crockett, Head of Residential UK & Europe, Europa
To date, Europa has invested over €1.6bn into housing, Build to Rent, student accommodation and senior living – totalling over 11,700 units across the UK, Spain, Denmark and Germany.
This newly created role in the company comes at an exciting time in Europa’s progression, as they – alongside GMI Construction – recently topped out at their Bendix Street Build to Rent development.