Global real estate advisor, CBRE, has announced the appointment of James O’Neill to lead the UK Equity Placement team within its Capital Advisors business.
O’Neill, who joined the CBRE team in March 2019 from Legal and General Investment Management Real Assets, has been influential in bringing together investors, developers and fund managers across global markets.
Commenting on his new role; James O’Neill (pictured right), Head of UK Equity Placement, CBRE commented: “I am delighted to be leading the UK Equity Placement team at CBRE, working closely with the leaders of the other Corporate Finance teams to provide clients with the most innovative capital solutions.
“The volume of global capital looking to deploy into real estate equity and debt strategies and diversify globally remains high, despite the current market uncertainty.”
Last year, CBRE’s Corporate Finance division sourced over €6bn of debt, raised and structured €2.7bn of equity as well as advising 55 corporate occupiers on their real estate strategies.
Richard Dakin, Head of Capital Advisors, CBRE added: “The strength of our Capital Markets offering, combining an innate understanding of the global real estate markets and unrivalled sector expertise with comprehensive financial capabilities, means we are expertly placed to advise clients on the most creative structures, especially in these challenging market conditions.”