Melanie Collett


Job title

Managing Director, Head of Investment Implementation, Real Assets

Joined Aviva Investors


Joined The Industry



Main responsibilities

Melanie is responsible for Asset Management across the Real Assets business encompassing the Real Estate Debt and Equity, Infrastructure Debt, Private Corporate and Structured Debt teams - a sector-specific team of around 100 investment professionals, supported by the operating model to deliver first class solutions for our clients. 

Experience and qualifications

Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Melanie was Head of Asset Management at Round Hill Capital – responsible for the establishing and on-going management of a Pan-Euro management platform backed by a number of American Private Equity Partners. Prior to Round Hill, Melanie was Head of European Underwriting for GE Capital Real Estate, where she was for 13 years. Melanie joined GE Real Estate in 2003 as an Associate Director within the Investment team.  in 2006, she was promoted to Director level with the BD team, focussing on debt and equity transactions in the European Real Estate business. Melanie was promoted to Head of Debt Restructuring and Asset Management in 2009, focussing on the workout / Asset Management of a $5BN loan book in five jurisdictions in Europe.  
Melanie has over 20 years of valuable experience in Real Estate debt and equity and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with experience in banking, direct acquisitions and leading business teams through change.