Mayfair Capital Investment Management, the UK real estate investment manager, has made another significant senior hire with the appointment of Gill Roantree, the former head of property investment support at Schroders, as Chief Operating Officer, a newly-created position to support the firm’s ambitious growth strategy.
As COO, Roantree’s role will encompass fund and corporate responsibilities including finance, compliance, fund accounting and fund structuring. She has substantial experience in the funds industry, having worked in the sector for more than 25 years, with experience gained at Clerical Medical, Royal Bank of Canada, M&G and Allied Irish Bank.
Prior to joining Mayfair Capital, Roantree spent more than 11 years with Schroder Property, joining them in 2002 to set up the operational arm of the property business in Jersey, where she progressed to COO. In 2010 she relocated to London and took on the role of head of property investment support, with responsibility for the management, and oversight, of fund and corporate services for Schroders’ pan-European property business.
This new hire follows last month’s appointment of William Hill, the former head of property at Schroders, as a non-executive director.
Roantree said: “The opportunity to move to a boutique firm with a strong track record and ambitious growth plans was very compelling. Mayfair Capital encompasses all of these qualities with a rigorous growth strategy and a very experienced team, which I am very much looking forward to being a part of”. Mayfair Capital Investment Management Limited Brookfield House, 44 Davies Street, London, W1K 5JA www.mayfaircapital.co.uk Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
Stephen Musgrave, chairman of Mayfair Capital, said: “Gill’s knowledge of the funds industry and vast experience will be invaluable to us as we grow our business. It is an exciting time at Mayfair Capital and the fact that we have been able to appoint such an experienced COO reflects the strength and ambition of the business”.
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Notes to Editors
Mayfair Capital is an independent, owner-managed, UK real estate investment management business. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Mayfair Capital is authorised and regulated by the FCA. Its management board, which is chaired by Stephen Musgrave, includes William Hill (non-executive director), Guy Brogden (chief executive officer), James Thornton (chief investment officer), Robert Palmer and Ned Pumphrey (fund directors) and James Lloyd (director of marketing). Mayfair Capital serves a diverse client base, including the Property Income Trust for Charities, the MC Property Unit Trust, the MC Income Plus Fund, the MC Property Growth Fund No 2 and the Mayfair Capital Residential 1.