Management Team

 

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Justin O'Connor
Global CEO

Justin is the global CEO and Chairman of Savills IM's Global Executive Committee. Justin joined Savills IM in 2004 and was appointed CEO in 2006. Under his tenure, the business has grown significantly, expanding into new markets in Europe and Asia, broadening its investment capabilities and significantly increasing  the range of investment opportunities offered. Justin has over 30 years real estate investment experience and has worked for companies including Lend Lease, Henderson Global Investors and the AMP Society. 

 

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Kiran Patel
Chief Investment Officer

Kiran is instrumental in the creation and implementation of investment and risk strategies, strengthening research capabilities and building out our international investment platform. He has over 25 years of global investment experience having worked in Europe, Asia and the US. Kiran chairs the Portfolio Management Committee and is a member of the Transaction Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Savills Investment Management, Kiran was at AXA Real Estate.

 

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Richard James
Chief Financial Officer

Richard is responsible for corporate and fund finance, risk management, treasury activities and operations across the business. He has substantial experience in financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, disposals, debt origination and restructuring, having worked on deals in more than twenty countries across Europe and in Asia with over 25 years of experience. Richard was previously at Curzon Partners and Internos.

 

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James Bury
CEO Europe

James is Chief Executive Officer for Europe, responsible for managing the extensive business operations in the region. He also sits on the Portfolio Management Committee and the Transaction Advisory Committee. James, who joined from Pradera, has 24 years experience working in investment management focusing on investment and fund management and, in particular, the retail sector. 

 

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Michael Flynn
Global Head of Product development

Michael is Global Head of Product Development with responsibility for all new products across the business. Michael is also Head of South East Asia and Australia. He is a member of the Global Executive Committee  and has over 24 years of experience in investment and international finance, including CEO of Tecient Asia Pacific as well as positions at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston.

 

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Richard Lake
Global Head of Investment Risk

Richard is responsible for heading up the global investment risk function, monitoring risk across all of our funds to ensure our investment risk management practices are applied worldwide, to manage risk at both a transaction and portfolio level, and to implement rigorous and robust techniques to deliver outperformance for our clients. Richard has over 26 years of property investment experience across Europe and Asia.