TH Real Estate appoints Manuel Martin as co-head of its U.S. retail platform
TH Real Estate has appointed Manuel Martin as co-head of its U.S. retail sector platform.
He joins U.S. co-head John Ragland in leading the company’s dedicated retail sector investment team and overseeing all retail equity acquisitions, dispositions and asset management in the U.S. After a 40-year career in real estate, John will retire in February 2019.
Manuel is an 18-year real estate industry veteran with deep acquisition and asset management expertise in the European, U.S. and Latin American retail areas. As co-head of the U.S. retail strategy, Martin will help to lead of team of investment and operations professionals that provide deep specialist investment expertise in the retail sector.
"Manuel’s considerable retail investment experience will help us to deliver investment excellence to our clients and further align our U.S. retail capabilities under a single cohesive platform. We look forward to the benefit of his co-leadership with John in this important focus area," said Chris McGibbon, Head of TH Real Estate, Americas.
Manuel was previously head of the company’s South East Region in U.S. and Latin America, where he was responsible for all investment activities and portfolio operations. Prior to this role, as head of Spain and Portugal, he led the expansion of the firm’s European retail platform to approximately $2 billion in assets. Before joining TH Real Estate in 2007, he held asset management and consulting roles at Unibail Rodamco and BNP Paribas Real Estate.
TH Real Estate’s sector strategies in retail, housing, office and industrial properties seek to provide clients with a range of investment solutions across the capital markets, backed specialist expertise and deep industry knowledge. Strategies are led by sector leaders who each drive investment strategy, transactions, operations, and engineering in their respective areas. In addition to Manuel and John, those U.S. sector leaders include:
• John Cornuke, who will continue to lead the office team and work on building a premier office investment platform that competes amongst the leading vertically integrated office companies in the world.
• Gray Bouchillon, who will continue to lead the industrial team and work to establish a vertically integrated, best-in-class group responsible for all Industrial related investments including self storage and data centers.
• Jay Martha, who will continue to lead the housing team and expand TH Real Estate’s expertise to a wide range of housing investments, including senior, student, manufactured, multifamily and hospitality.