UK-focused real estate investment manager – Moorfield Group – announces the appointment of Chris Perera as the Company’s new Head of Origination. Joining the company in 2013, Chris was previously a Senior Investment Manager.
“It is an exciting time to be stepping into this role. The current market dislocation creates an opportune buying moment for value-add managers like us, while our target asset classes are all underpinned by demographic and structural growth drivers that will persist across market cycles. Far from sitting on the side lines, we remain acquisitive and are confident on the outlook for UK real estate.”Chris Perera, Head of Origination, Moorfield Group
In his new role, Chris will be responsible for the management of the Origination Team. He will also continue to source transactions and sector partnerships. Chris will work across all asset classes including Build to Rent and single-family housing, but his main focus will be on the origination of new opportunities in the logistics and storage sectors.
Investment associate Pablo Hutchinson, who joined Moorfield’s Origination Team four years ago, will lead on the origination of residential and student accommodation strategies.
“Having been instrumental to Moorfield’s success over the last decade, Chris will play a critical role in our ongoing growth in his new role as head of origination, working closely with our sources of new opportunity and existing relationships to cement our market-leading position across a range of emerging and exciting sectors.”Charles Ferguson-Davie, Chief Investment Officer, Moorfield Group
Moorfield has been an early entrant into many sectors of current interest – including the living for rent sectors (Build to Rent, purpose-built student accommodation, single-family homes, student houses of multiple occupation, retirement villages and nursing homes), and the storage sectors (logistics, self-storage and open-storage).
Last year, Moorfield’s funding activity included the growth of their single-family housing joint venture with Bricklane, and the company’s first investment in the co-living sector, in a scheme in West London.