11 May 2021
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Nuveen Real Estate bolsters international housing team as it targets growing investor demand for residential
- William (Bill) Bateman joins firm as Head of European Housing, alongside four residential specialists across EMEA and APAC
- Nuveen now has 16 housing specialists across its European platform, with strong experience in asset management, development, and design, as well as regional experts focused on sourcing new opportunities across all residential life stages
- Nuveen Real Estate manages c. US$22 billion of housing assets globally, of which US$2 billion is in Europe and Asia Pacific
Nuveen Real Estate, one of the largest real estate investment managers globally, has appointed five new hires to its European and Asia Pacific housing teams to help support Nuveen’s existing housing investments and target the growing investor demand for residential assets.
Nuveen most recently appointed housing specialists Limor Shklaz, who has joined as a Director from Invesco and will be focusing on Investment and Design, and Alisha Chauhan who has joined from Greystar as a Director focusing on Asset Management. Both will be based in London and work closely with development and operating partners to consistently help drive value from design and operations respectively.
This follows the appointment of Bill Bateman, who joined Nuveen Real Estate as Head of European Housing at the end of 2020 to manage and grow the firm’s activity in the living sector across the region. He is tasked with overseeing the existing portfolio, as well as expanding the firm’s residential footprint by sourcing and implementing new strategies to help drive value for its investors. He will report into Austin Mitchell, Head of International Housing.
Bateman was previously at Round Hill Capital, a pan-European residential specialist investor/operator, where he spent the last five years as a Managing Director responsible for housing strategies and strategic initiatives.
Additionally, Nuveen has strengthened its team of regional housing specialists with the appointment of Ben Taylor as Director of Asia Pacific Housing based in Sydney, and Naofumi Une who has joined the existing housing team in Japan as Transactions Manager. Ben will build upon Nuveen’s existing housing strategy in Australia, and support the exploration of new opportunities in the region, whilst Naofumi will build upon Nuveen’s successful Tokyo Multifamily Partnership under Shu Watanabe who is responsible for Nuveen’s Housing strategy in Japan.
Nuveen Real Estate currently has c. US$22 billion of housing assets under management globally and is looking to further increase its exposure in Europe and Asia Pacific over the coming years. In the past 12 months Nuveen Real Estate has successfully entered the Spanish build-to-rent market, as well as increasing its footprint in Japanese multi-family housing, and has experience across all life stages, from student to senior, and partnerships with best-in-class regional operators.
Austin Mitchell, International Head of Housing, commented: “It is an incredibly exciting time for the housing sector with strong structural tailwinds supporting increased demand for housing, whilst technology and changing consumer preferences spark innovation in how that demand can be fulfilled by the sector. I am delighted to welcome the new members to the housing team who will help enhance our ability to drive value for clients via design and operations, alongside increased regional execution.”