Aviva Investors bolsters central London Team

(London) – Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has bolstered its Real Estate Central London Offices team with the appointments of Leo Shapland as Head of Central London Offices Asset Management and Ed Atterwill as Director, Asset Management.

Leo joins Aviva Investors from Tishman Speyer’s San Francisco office, where he held the position of Regional Head of Pacific Northwest with responsibility for acquisitions and development. Prior to that he spent three years in London leading Tishman Speyer’s UK asset and leasing management activity.

Ed joins Aviva Investors from British Land, where he worked for over five years and was responsible for creating and executing strategies for key assets across the company’s Central London portfolio, focused on delivering best in class office campuses. He was previously a Senior Valuer with Cluttons, working closely with a variety of global institutions and private investors. 

Supporting Aviva Investors regional office strategy, Giles York has also been appointed as a Director in the Core Regional Office team, Asset Management. Based in London, Giles will be responsible for asset management across Aviva Investors’ core regional clusters. He joins from Kennedy Wilson, where he held roles in underwriting and asset management, working extensively in the central London office market. Prior this he worked at EY in its real estate finance team.

Reporting to Melanie Collett, Head of Asset Management, Real Estate, these appointments provide a strong platform for Aviva Investors as it looks to bring forward a number of its major Central London commercial development schemes, whilst adding new assets to the existing portfolio.

Melanie Collett, Head of Asset Management, Real Estate, at Aviva Investors said:

“We believe the Central London commercial real estate market is likely to outperform over the short and long term, and is a location of strategic importance for our business. With a strong existing portfolio and the opportunity to capture more value-add opportunities, strengthening our expertise in this market is critical to ensure that we can deliver on these ambitions. The additions of Leo, Ed and Giles will allow us to enhance our strategy in this market further, ultimately helping us drive strong performance for our clients through best-in-class products and closer occupier relationships.”

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