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Oxenwood makes four senior appointments to support business expansion

Oxenwood Real Estate, the UK and European real estate investment management firm, has hired four senior people to support its continuing growth.

Oxenwood has appointed Peter Land to focus on European investment, Jamie Bird to join UK investment, Chris Lochhead as head of finance and Tim Bradshaw to lead proprietary construction and development projects.

Peter Land will focus on the origination and closing of investment transactions in Germany. He is a native German speaker and has worked in commercial property in the UK and Europe since starting his career working for a property developer in Berlin in the mid 1990s. His experience includes working at Lehman Brothers, Harbert Management Corporation, Westcore Properties and, latterly, Tideway Capital. He has a BSc in Economics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from INSEAD.

Jamie Bird will work closely with Tom Horncastle and Chris Philpot, focusing on UK acquisitions with primary responsibility for taking transactions through to exchange of contracts and ultimately, completion. Following graduation from Reading University in 2015, Jamie spent five years at M&G Real Estate, where he spent the majority of his time working in the logistics and industrial transactions team.

Chris Lochhead joins as Head of Finance reporting to Tom Boardman. He previously spent four years at Tristan Capital Partners, where he was fund controller in the pan-European fund structures. Before that, following a period in Hong Kong, Chris spent three years as group financial accountant for the UK property investment vehicle of the Laing family, Eskmuir Properties. He began his career at Deloitte, where he qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland. He holds an MA in Economics from Glasgow University.

Tim Bradshaw will be responsible for development projects or those with a construction phase, allowing Oxenwood to increase its development exposure. He has joined from Peel Ports, where he was a project manager. He graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2008 with a BEng civil engineering degree.

Jeremy Bishop, co-founder of Oxenwood, said: “Our capital base expanded substantially at the start of the year and these four appointments reflect that growth in our platform and our capability to deploy across core plus, value add and opportunistic situations, including development. We remain focused on logistics where rental growth prospects continue to provide good opportunities for investment and development in both the UK and European markets”.