Margaret Gipe McKnight, Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management

Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management makes executive promotions

Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management, an investment manager of private real estate fund portfolios for institutions and high net worth individuals, has promoted four senior executives.

Margaret Gipe McKnight (pictured) was named co-chief investment officer, and Beth-Anne Flynn, Jeremy Ford and John So were elected partners of the firm.

Flynn is responsible for business development and client service, while Ford and So are leaders of the firm’s operations in Europe and Asia, respectively.

McKnight will work closely with president and co-chief investment officer David M Sherman on investment strategy and portfolio construction with a focus on the US markets. Sherman will concentrate on international markets, as well as the firm’s global strategy.

Sherman says: “I am very pleased to recognise these talented individuals for their significant contributions to our firm. Each of them embodies the values that make Metropolitan unique: deep expertise, dedication to clients and a passion for unlocking investment value - an approach that combines thorough analysis with street smarts.”

McKnight’s appointment reflects the growing role she has played within the firm’s investment team in recent years. In addition to sourcing and underwriting US managers, she has taken a lead role on working with the investment committee to select target investment themes and strategies in the US and to construct domestic investment portfolios.

Flynn has played a key role in the growth of the firm’s client relationships, both among institutions and high net worth individuals.

Ford, who is based in London, has led a significant expansion of the firm’s network of high quality managers in Europe and has built important new client relationships in the region.

So opened the firm’s office in Hong Kong last year, and he has added several new manager relationships and greatly increased the firm’s visibility in Asia.

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