Giles joined Mayfair Capital in December 2018 as Fund Manager for its UK Thematic Growth Fund and as a member of the company’s Management Board. He will be responsible for leading the strategy and acquisitions for the closed-end UK Thematic Growth Fund and will also support Swiss Life Asset Managers, to source UK co-investment and joint venture opportunities with like-minded international investors.
Giles joins from Westmount, a boutique real estate investment and asset management company he co-founded five years ago. He has worked in the real estate industry for over 30 years and prior to Westmount, he was Head of Investor Relations EMEA for CBRE Global Investors and part of its four-strong EMEA Executive Committee. He also ran the CBRE Global Investors UK business between 2008 and 2011 and was a member of their Global Executive Committee from 2009 to 2011.
During his career he has managed both discretionary and advisory pension fund mandates for clients such as Akzo Nobel, City Parochial Foundation and the BP Berkeley Square Estate and run commingled UK value-add funds with a range of US and European institutional investors.