MGT hires former Greystar urban living lead

MGT hires former Greystar urban living lead to lead its residential expansion during a £1bn fundraise.

Adina David, Executive Director, MGT | BTR News
Adina David, Executive Director, MGT.

MGT Investment Management appoints the former Director of Urban Living at Greystar as the business looks to increase its exposure to the UK Build to Rent sector. The appointed, Adina David joins MGT as a shareholder and member of its executive team, who will help drive the company’s growth and support its expansion. 

As a part of the leadership team, Adina will work alongside the company’s three Founders to shape and evolve MGT’s ESG policies. There will be a high focus on integrating technology to enhance health and wellbeing and to challenge conventional thinking around design, while also prioritising social value measurement across new developments.

“Spearheading MGT’s rental living strategy will allow me to deliver more housing options to a wide range of residents, as well as continuing to drive innovation in the living asset classes. I am excited to continue working in UK residential for rent, a sector that I’m extremely passionate about. 

“MGT has built up an impressive track record and being able to offer global expertise in this asset class will help us to move quickly and identify exciting new opportunities across a segment that remains critically under-served across the UK.”

Adina David, Executive Director, MGT

Prior to her last role, Adina was Vice President of Investments at The Collective before re-joining Greystar. Following MGT’s success in amassing a £1.4bn residential portfolio, Adina will now be responsible for building out a rental living strategy, encompassing Build to Rent and single-family housing. 

Adina is also known for championing diversity and inclusion through her work as Founder of Ladies in Real Estate – a networking group promoting mentorship and support for future industry stars. Adina has also played a prominent role with Urban Land Institute’s work to promote emerging living real estate sectors.

Drawing on Adina’s wide-ranging experience across the financing, design, development and crucially, the operation of different living real estate asset classes, MGT’s ambition is to offer capital partners and development partners best-in-class sectoral expertise.

“Adina will play a central role in our ambitious plans to significantly grow our rental living portfolio through a new £1bn investment vehicle.

“Her experience within several vertically-integrated businesses will prove invaluable as we look to fund institutional-grade, best-in-class schemes. We believe that injecting best practice around design and operations will not only create better homes for our future residents, but also a significant uplift in performance for our capital partners.”

Henry Morris, Managing Director, MGT

Adina’s appointment follows MGT securing initial equity for a new £1bn rental living investment vehicle from a mix of domestic and international investors. The investment will forward fund or purchase Build to Rent and single-family housing assets around London and the South of England. 

MGT, which has existing backing from the Baupost Group and Oaktree Capital, has a £1.4bn stabilised and development portfolio of over 2,000 homes, with projects underway in Reading, Battersea and Greenwich in south London. The company recently completed a £100m debt funding deal with Deutsche Bank, which builds on previous agreements with AIG and Homes England.