PATRIZIA appoints new UK and Ireland transactions

PATRIZIA AG has appointed Phil Irons as Managing Director of Transactions for the UK and Ireland. The new hire will allow PATRIZIA to even better execute on the growing number of investment opportunities and strategies attractive to its clients, thus helping to future-proof the company’s presence and activities in both countries.

Irons will lead a team that has driven more than EUR700 million of transactions in the last 12 months, notably among them as an adviser in the acquisition of The Cabot office building in Canary Wharf, London, in July, to LINK, Asia’s largest REIT.

He joins PATRIZIA from IWG where he was CEO of Workplace Capital Partners, the Company’s flexible workspace property investment fund. Prior to this, he was a Partner at Benson Elliot, responsible for the UK country team. He has a Masters Degree in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.

Irons will report to Philipp Schaper, European Head of Transactions, who says: “Phil brings a great deal of senior experience to this role and will help us continue the impressive growth story of our UK & Ireland business. Our confidence in central London as a resilient global office hub endures and Phil’s impressive track record and in-depth understanding of this market is especially relevant as we look to build our exposure there. I look forward to working with Phil and know he will be a major asset to our team here at PATRIZIA."