Fiera Real Estate kickstarts 2023 with string of promotions

To kickstart 2023, Fiera Real Estate UK makes a string of promotions across its Transactions and Fund Management teams.

(L to R): Sam Fleming, Co-Fund Manager, Value Add, Anne-Marie Keane, Co-Fund Manager, Core, Charles Allen, Head of UK Real Estate, and Patrick Freestone, Head of Transactions at Fiera Real Estate UK | BTR News
(L to R): Sam Fleming, Co-Fund Manager, Value Add, Anne-Marie Keane, Co-Fund Manager, Core, Charles Allen, Head of UK Real Estate, and Patrick Freestone, Head of Transactions at Fiera Real Estate UK.

Fiera Real Estate UK kickstarts 2023 with a string of promotions across the Transactions and Fund Management teams. Patrick Freestone is promoted to Head of Transactions, Anne-Marie Keane is promoted to Co-Fund Manager, Core, and Sam Fleming is promoted to Co-Fund Manager, Value Add. The new appointments emphasise the company’s strengths in core and value-add investing, and it will help to drive performance and deliver growth in line with its ambitious 2023 business plan.

Patrick joined Fiera Real Estate UK in 2020 working directly with Head of Value Add on the business’s value add initiatives. His role was focused around investing equity and managing the assets in Fiera Real Estate UK’s fifth fund in its £600m value add series, which reached its final close in 2022 with £180m of equity. In his new role as new Head of Transactions, Patrick will lead on all aspects of deal origination, as well as strategic asset management of existing projects.

Anne-Marie joined the company in 2014 to focus on the fund and asset management side of the business within core real estate investment management. In her new role as Co-Fund Manager, she will be responsible for co-managing Fiera Real Estate UK’s flagship core open-ended long income fund and will continue her involvement with the firm’s segregated account mandates.  

Sam joined the company in 2017 and has been responsible for deal origination and execution across various strategies covering multiple sectors and risk return profiles. In his new role as Co-Fund Manager, Sam will be responsible for investing capital across Fiera Real Estate UK’s value add funds, focussing on speculative logistics development and residential land promotion. Fiera Real Estate UK completed the first close of its logistics-focussed development vehicle in Q3 2022 and has over £150m immediately available to invest.  

“Each of these individuals have played a pivotal role in Fiera’s growth and their promotions are a recognition of this. We are set for an exciting 2023 with multiple new product launches and significant funds available to deploy immediately. Our new team structure positions us well to capitalise on the opportunities arising from the current market dislocation.”

Charles Allen, Head of UK Real Estate, Fiera Real Estate UK