BMO Real Estate Partners appoints European Fund Manager
BMO Real Estate Partners (BMO REP) has promoted Assia Amore to European Fund Manager, with responsibility for the Best Value Europe Fund series.
Invested in prime high street retail, the Funds have reached over EUR1 billion assets under management since its launch in Q3 2015 with over EUR150 million capacity available for immediate acquisition.
Based in Paris, Amore joined BMO REP in January 2016 as European Transactions Manager and has made a significant contribution to the growth of the Funds, sourcing over EUR470 million of acquisitions in Europe and raising equity from new institutional clients.
In her new capacity, Amore will lead the acquisitions of retail investment opportunities in Europe with the support of two transactions managers, and will coordinate the structuring, financing, portfolio management and equity raising activities of the Funds.
Adrien Brion, Head of Operations at BMO REP, says: “At a time when retail is facing new challenges, we look forward to benefitting from Assia’s deep market insights and capabilities to push forward the performance of our prime retail funds.”
Amore says: “These past years, we have implemented a resilient strategy, able to face economic and structural cycles. In the coming quarters, in a sector where trends are evolving and, in a context, favourable to opportunities, we will continue to target the best assets with strong potential for value creation.”
Amore has 15 years of real estate experience. She was previously responsible for European Research and Strategy at CBRE Global Investors and before that she worked within BNP Paribas Real Estate and CBRE research teams. Amore has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Caen.