Mark is responsible for sourcing and creating investment opportunities for Aviva Investors’ long income real estate funds, with a focus on Central Government, local authorities, the NHS and universities.
Experience and qualifications
Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Mark worked at BDO where he was a lead commercial, accounting and financial advisor on high value development projects. He has considerable experience in accommodation, leisure, renewable energy, waste, health, education, and housing projects both private and social. Mark holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from University of East Anglia, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
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