Edmond de Rothschild REIM adds to business development team

Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate Investment Management (REIM) has appointed Jonny Newell as managing director, business development. 

Reporting to Rodney Bysh, head of business development, Newell, 46, will focus on fundraising for the firm’s UK and European real estate products and strategies in both the commercial and residential sectors and will be working with the teams in promoting these to investors. Based in the UK, he will join Edmond de Rothschild REIM’s growing business development team, which consists of Rodney Bysh, Reiner Beckers and Patrick Hermann, based in Germany, and Rebecca Hughes, also based in the UK. 

Newell has significant experience in raising capital, having previously spent five years as a director at CAPRA Global Partners, a capital markets advisory group, and, prior to this, five years at Westmount Reality Capital, heading its European capital raising operation. Before that, he worked at Topland Group, a large privately-owned property company, where he was responsible for sourcing, analysing and transacting on UK and European property investments. Over the last five years he has successfully raised capital for pan-European logistics, Nordic healthcare, European debt and Canadian residential strategies. 

Newell is a graduate of Cardiff University and holds an MBA from HEC, Paris. 

Bysh says: “Jonny will strengthen the geographic reach of our business development team. He brings deep experience of capital raising and is the second recent key hire for us in the UK, joining our new head of UK commercial asset management, Nick Hiles, as we bolster our real assets offering.”