Oxenwood appoints finance director
Oxenwood Real Estate, the UK real estate investor, has appointed Simon Stringer as finance director to support its ambitious growth plans.
Simon, 34, has joined Oxenwood from InfraRed Capital Partners, where he was investment director of real estate since 2011, responsible for corporate structuring and the sourcing, negotiation and monitoring of bank financing.
His experience covers a wide range of real estate debt finance, tax and corporate structuring, corporate finance, due diligence and compliance. Before joining InfraRed in 2011, Simon worked at Frogmore as a fund accountant and, before that, at Grant Thornton, where he qualified as an accountant.
At Oxenwood Simon will work closely with joint chief executives, Jeremy Bishop and Stewart Little, in supporting transaction execution, debt origination and financial reporting. His appointment increases the size of Oxenwood’s team to eight people.
Jeremy Bishop, Joint Chief Executive of Oxenwood, said: “Following the acquisition of a substantial portfolio of UK logistics real estate in April our portfolio has increased in size to £450 million. With the increased backing of our investment partners we intend to grow this substantially. Simon’s appointment will significantly strengthen our capability to fulfil this”.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Oxenwood Real Estate
Jeremy Bishop / Stewart Little
Tel: 020 3535 8800
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James Whitmore / Jeremy Carey
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Oxenwood Real Estate
Established in 2014, Oxenwood Real Estate is owned by its co-founders, Jeremy Bishop and Stewart Little, and Forum Partners (www.forumpartners.com), investing both directly and in joint venture with domestic and international partners in the UK real estate market. The company is a multi-sector opportunistic investor, but is currently focusing on the UK logistics sector. Its strategy is to deliver strong and growing income returns to investors, with capital upside derived from medium-term asset management opportunities. Jeremy and Stewart began working together 10 years ago. Before co-founding Oxenwood, they spent eight years at London and Stamford Property (latterly LondonMetric Property) since its formation in 2006, prior to its listing on AIM in 2007. They were shareholders of the company and partners of the manager, LSI Management LLP, with responsibility for the property investment, equity joint venture and asset management activities.