Aviva Investors has appointed Martin Zdravkov to Assistant Fund Manager on its REaLM (Returns Enhancing and Liability Matching) Social Housing Fund. He will work with Nigel Rule, who manages the fund.
Zdravkov joins Aviva Investors from his own entrepreneurial consultancy, which provided debt funding advice to Registered Providers and green technology ventures. In this role he worked with CEOs and CFOs on transaction execution and business planning. Prior to this, he was a Senior Investment Manager at Notting Hill Housing Group, where he oversaw the biggest growth drive in the history of the Group, committing to over GBP1bn of new property investments.
Nigel Rule, Fund Manager, REaLM Social Housing Fund, says: “This has been a landmark year for our Social Housing Fund as we have continued invest in a number of innovative deals across the UK. Martin brings to the fund strong experience in acquisitions and debt financing. This background and his understanding of the social housing sector will be a major attribute as we continue to source new investment opportunities.”
The Aviva Investors REaLM Social Housing Fund seeks to invest in high quality UK residential property that is let on long-term leases to registered providers and local authorities, providing a strong match for investors’ income requirements. Earlier this year Aviva Investors announced that the fund had completed transactions totaling £34 million with GreenSquare Group.
The REaLM fund range was launched in 2011 to help institutional investors, particularly pension funds, address the challenges they face in matching liabilities and capturing income in a low-yield environment. REaLM invests in specialist real estate and infrastructure-related assets that provide secure, long-term, inflation-linked income streams.