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Daniel McHugh

Managing Director, Real Estate Investments

Main responsibilities

Daniel is responsible for all business strategy, product initiatives, and external engagement across the real estate business. As well as leading the firm’s direct investment activity across the asset management development and transaction teams. Daniel will be instrumental in the ongoing repositioning and growth of the business towards a more value-oriented and active asset management approach. He is also responsible for implementing a strategy for the management and growth of the business, leveraging the firms current operating presence across a number of locations. Daniel is a voting member of the direct real estate investment committee. He also serves on a number of other governance and oversight committees.

Experience and qualifications

Daniel has more than 20 years’ experience in UK and continental European real estate investment. Most recently, Daniel held the role of Head of Continental European Real Estate Investment at Standard Life Investments, where he was instrumental in repositioning and significantly growing the business in the region since 2008. He joined Standard Life Investments in 2000, holding a number of positions across portfolio, development and fund management as well as being a member of the global real estate leadership team. Prior to this he worked as an Investment Manager at Merchant City Properties between 1997 and 2000, and started his career in 1994 in consultancy. Daniel holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying and an IPF Diploma in Real Estate Investment and Finance. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.