MetaProp names real estate private equity executive as Partner

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MetaProp, a PropTech venture capital firm, has appointed Monica O’Neill as Partner. 

Over the past 30 years, O’Neill has built successful emerging and mid-sized investment management firms in the US and Europe, including raising more than USD10 billion as a Partner and Head of Investor Relations for real estate private equity firms AEW and Tristan Capital Partners.

O’Neill is charged with building MetaProp’s new institutional client program. She will oversee investor relations for North and South American, European, and Asian endowments, foundations, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and insurance companies. She will be based in Washington DC.

“Monica has deep real estate and asset management relationships around the world and is a proven leader in fundraising, client relations, and global marketing,” says MetaProp Co-Founder and Managing Partner Aaron Block. “We’ve known Monica for several years and have witnessed her unwavering commitment to MetaProp’s core values of diversity, integrity, sustainability and affordability, and entrepreneurship. She’s a perfect fit as we continue to globalize MetaProp’s investment management business.”

“I have seen over the last few years that real estate developers and family offices value the performance and sustainability benefits of investing in PropTech. More institutional investors are recognising how innovation makes buildings safer, cleaner, greener, and more efficient. It is an exciting time in PropTech, and Zach Aarons and Aaron Block literally wrote the book on the subject! I am thrilled to join a team that has been leading investing in this space for nearly a decade, and also share my commitment to exceptional client service and a true values-driven workplace. The integrity that goes into everything from our accelerator with Columbia University, to our underwriting and the support we provide to our limited partners and portfolio companies is inspiring,” says O’Neill.