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David Skinner

Managing Director, Real Estate Strategy and Fund Management

Main responsibilities

David is accountable for Investment Strategy and Fund Management in the Real Estate business. He is instrumental in the ongoing repositioning of AI’s real estate funds in line with the businesses value oriented, high conviction and disciplined investment approach. In addition to heading up the Real Estate fund management units, David leads the Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management team, with responsibilities for deal underwriting, investment and operational performance analysis, investment governance and enhancements to our investment process. David chairs the Real Estate Investment Committee.

Experience and qualifications

David joined the Global Real Estate team as Head of Research and subsequently held the roles of Investment Strategy and Research Director, Chief Investment Officer for Real Estate and MD UK Real Estate. Before joining Aviva Investors, David was head of European research and a member of the European investment committee at Pramerica Real Estate Investors. Previously, he was head of investment research at DTZ, responsible for the analysis of European real estate capital markets. David started his career as a lecturer in economics and a research fellow at the University of Salford. David holds a PhD and MSc in Economics and an IPF Diploma in Real Estate Investment and Finance.