Orchard Street appoints Head of Strategy

Orchard Street Investment Management (Orchard Street), a commercial property investment manager, has appointed Mark Long as Head of Strategy to the business.

Long will lead Orchard Street’s research, forecasting and strategy team. He joins Orchard Street with over 26 years of experience in the field of real estate research and strategy.
Long spent the past five years as Head of EMEA Real Assets Research & Strategy at BlackRock, playing a key role in guiding the strategic investment decisions of the business’ real estate funds whilst providing analysis to and engaging with its existing and prospective clients. For more than 20 years Long has held senior posts in real estate research and strategy including at Aberdeen Asset Management and Invista Real Estate Investment Management.
Philip Gadsden, Managing Partner at Orchard Street, says: “This is an exciting time for Orchard Street and we are delighted to have been able to attract another high calibre person to our business. Mark’s wide experience in real estate investment has earned him a first class reputation and an impressive contact base. Our established approach to investment management has contributed to our long standing history of out-performance and gives confidence to our clients to continue to allocate capital to the UK real estate market. We look forward to Mark bringing his experience to our focussed team to support our strategic approach and sustain the delivery of strong returns for our client portfolios.”
Long adds: “With a long standing track record of outperformance in UK commercial property markets and a strong entrepreneurial culture, Orchard Street is an exciting business to be joining at this point in the cycle and I am looking forward to working with the team to build on this success going forward.”