IPIM expands operations with new London office

Asia-based real estate investment manager IP Investment Management (IPIM) showcases expansion with the opening of a new office in central London.

IPIM Director Jason Lamb has moved to the company's new London-based office in light of its recent European expansion | BTR News
IPIM Director Jason Lamb has moved to the company's new London-based office in light of its recent European expansion.

IPIM’s new office, located at Haymarket in London, enables the company to expand its investor relations outreach beyond its predominantly Asia-based clientele.

Three staff members will be housed out of the London office, including Director of Investor Relations Jason Lamb.

Jason has relocated from IPIM’s Singapore office to launch the new UK venture. His team will focus on servicing existing clients and fundraising for new IPIM-managed private equity real estate funds. 

“With most of our investments into the purpose-built student accommodation and Built to Rent space being in the UK, we are very excited to be able to offer these opportunities to a UK audience. UK investors also understand the local real estate markets well and have good sense of the investments we make from a location perspective.”

Jason Lamb, Director, IPIM

Since its 2013 inception, IPIM has largely been focused on investing in regional UK real estate with an emphasis on both value-add and opportunistic investment strategies in the Living sectors.

These strategies include acquiring existing assets with business plans centred around redevelopment, conversion, repositioning or buying development sites with planning permission for Build to Rent, multifamily and purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) schemes.

Over the past ten years, through its Hong Kong and Singapore offices, the company has raised and deployed equity capital commitments in 17 IPIM-managed closed-end private equity real estate funds, by a mix of Asia and Middle Eastern-based high-net worth individual investors and family offices.

“The UK has always been a core market for IPIM given its stable developed economy characterised by low political risk, strong rule of law and stringent regulations, all of which provides clients with confidence and reassurance. Approximately 56% of our total current assets under management are situated in the UK. As such, it makes strategic sense for IPIM to expand onshore to the UK to further build out our investor relations and capital raising capabilities, enabling us to provide these UK investment opportunities directly to UK and European-based clients.”  

Selina Williams, Executive Director, IPIM

The company’s value proposition is to advise and facilitate the targeted deployment of its clients’ capital into attractive direct real estate investment opportunities in selected developed markets such as the UK, US and Europe.

Currently, the company actively manages a US$366m real estate portfolio with underlying assets located in these three key markets.