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BMO REP expands its teams based in London and Paris

Emma Gullifer (1 / 2)
In a move to strengthen its £550 million (c. €628.5 million) BMO UK Property Fund team, BMO Real Estate Partners (BMO REP) has appointed Emma Gullifer as an Assistant Fund Manager. She will be based in London. In addition, the company has promoted Adrien Brion to the position of Director, Head of Operations at its Paris office to support BMO REP’s continued growth across the continent, including the recent launch of a new pan-European open-ended strategy.


Appointment of Emma Gullifer as an Assistant Fund Manager
In her new role at BMO REP, Gullifer will be responsible for the fund management of the flagship £550 million (c. €628.5 million) BMO UK Property fund, reporting directly to the Fund Manager, Guy Glover. In addition to having oversight of the fund and review of new acquisitions, Gullifer will also be actively involved in client liaisons and ongoing marketing of the fund. The fund, which has steadily grown over the past eight years, comprises of a diversified portfolio of over 50 assets spread throughout the UK.

Gullifer joins BMO REP following four years at DTZ Investors where in her most immediate role, she was an Assistant Portfolio Manager. In this role, Gullifer worked across two discretionary balanced UK Property pension fund mandates, and a non-discretionary mandate specialising in UK Offices and her responsibilities included carrying out transactions and ongoing asset management initiatives, as well as contributing towards the creation of fund strategies. Gullifer holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Real Estate from Cass Business School, and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

“Given Emma’s cross-sector expertise combined with demonstrable fund management experience, we are confident that she will be a valuable addition to the team,” Guy Glover, Fund Manager of BMO UK Property Fund at BMO Real Estate Partners, said.

Promotion of Adrien Brion to the position of Director, Head of Operations at its Paris office

Brion joined BMO REP in October 2015 as European Portfolio Manager to support the development of a new pan-European platform in Paris headed by Ian Kelley, Fund Director Europe and Head of France. The Paris office is now composed of eight professionals who manage an ultra-prime portfolio with a value of over €800 million across the principal European cities, with a further acquisition pipeline of €200 million currently under exclusivity.

With the ongoing growth of the business and in particular the recent launch of several new strategies, BMO REP identified the need for an increased focus on operations & organisation. across Brion’s new role will be two-fold, including overseeing all operations across the multiple funds managed from the Paris office, as well as developing a new business line focused on the assembly of Club Deals.

“2018 was an extremely busy and successful year for BMO REP. As we move into 2019 and in recognition of our changing business needs to support the platform’s continued growth, we are pleased to be able to draw from our coveted talent pool and to promote Adrien to this new expanded role,” Ian Kelley, Fund Director Europe at BMO Real Estate Partners said.

Brion has 15 years’ of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining BMO REP, he was Portfolio Manager at CBRE Global Investors in Paris and London and previous to that was in charge of the Asset Management of the Deka Immobilien Paris portfolio. He started his career as a valuer at Credit Foncier. Brion is a qualified Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and holds Masters Degrees in Private Law, Real Estate Law and Asset Management.