Hines makes senior promotions

International real estate firm Hines has made two senior promotions in its UK team to accelerate the growth of its portfolio in London and key regional markets.

Jake Walsh, who has been with the business for ten years, has been promoted to Managing Director, where he will be responsible for Acquisitions, with a particular focus on the office and retail sectors. Jake was instrumental in securing Hines’s two flagship mixed-use schemes on London Oxford Street, and is exploring opportunities to rebuild the firm’s portfolio of large scale, prime office assets in central London and beyond.

 
Emme Haycock, who joined Hines three years ago from Intu, has been promoted to Director, working in the asset management team where she has responsibility for a number of the firm’s retail properties. In addition to prime Oxford Street assets, the portfolio includes the Manchester Royal Exchange, which includes over 80,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, prime outlets in the heart of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a shopping centre in Livingston.
 
Ross Blair, Senior Managing Director and Head of Hines UK, says: “We have a strong appetite across our growing discretionary funds for UK real estate. We are expanding the portfolio across all sectors including industrial and logistics, office, prime, well-located retail properties and student housing. We are also exploring other forms of residential as both a developer and investor. We have executed some significant transactions recently and look forward to further growing our portfolio throughout the coming year.
 
“Jake and Emme’s promotions are richly deserved and are in keeping with Hines’ philosophy of recognising and rewarding talent within the business and providing an environment in which to grow a career and fulfil their ambitions.”