Kenneth Yuen, Analyst in the investment management team, and Dan Walsgrove, Retail Asset Manager at BMO Real Estate Partners. Image: BMO REP

BMO Real Estate Partners expands investment and asset management teams with two new appointments

BMO Real Estate Partners, the Real Estate investment and asset management arm of BMO Global Asset Management with £6.7 billion* of assets under management, announces the appointments of Kenneth Yuen as an Analyst in its investment management team, and Dan Walsgrove as a Retail Asset Manager.

Kenneth, who will report directly to Richard Kirby, Director, Property Funds, will support the investment team and will be responsible for the analysis of acquisition opportunities for various BMO REP client mandates as well as single asset opportunities for the wider BMO Global Asset Management distribution teams. In line with the wider business’ strategy, Kenneth will be focused on Core/Core+ investment strategies.

Kenneth joins BMO REP from Sisu Advisors Ltd, where he worked with the wider investment team, building and maintaining an investment pipeline system used to identify real estate investment opportunities, including their risk profiles, while also overseeing the implementation of asset management initiatives. Prior to joining Sisu Advisors in May 2016, he held several analyst positions over a course of four years with DTZ, Clearbell Capital and Werner Capital.

Dan Walsgrove joins the BMO REP asset management team as a Retail Asset Manager, working on both the in-town and out of town retail portfolios. In his previous role as an Associate at LaSalle Investment Management, Dan gained exposure to a diverse range of retail assets while being actively involved in the asset management of a nationwide retail portfolio. Experience at LaSalle included the formulation and implementation of asset strategies in addition to the analysis and acquisition of investment opportunities, driving value and meeting fund objectives. Dan will report to Joanne Wilkes and George Cotton, who head up BMO REP’s In and Out of Town Retail divisions, respectively.

Richard Kirby, Director, Property Funds at BMO Real Estate Partners, said:
“Both Kenneth and Dan bring in-depth sector knowledge and experience to BMO REP, supporting us in identifying optimum investment opportunities and undertaking asset management initiatives. This fits with our strategy to drive further value for our investors across the platform.”

*As at 30 June 2017


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