Real estate investor and manager, Cromwell Property Group (Cromwell), has welcomed Darren Downs in a new role as Head of Separate Accounts. The role is dedicated to sourcing new opportunities and strengthening relationships with Cromwell’s existing and future separate account investors.
Darren will be responsible for ensuring the specific mandates and requirements of individual Cromwell separate account investors are met, as well as identifying opportunities suitable for new investors as part of the business’ focus on growth in the European market.
Rob Cotterell, Head of Investment, Europe commented, “I am pleased to welcome Darren into the team. He will play a key role in sourcing valuable opportunities for our ever-growing investor network as well as driving new business development, equity-raising and asset-recycling initiatives across our European platform.”
“I have no doubt his experience, expertise and relationships will combine well with our integrated multi-jurisdiction platform and local, on-the-ground country teams to deliver high-quality outcomes for investors.”
Darren has over 20 years’ experience in the real-estate industry including capital-raising, fund management, debt financing and multi-sector investment across different jurisdictions. He holds in-depth knowledge of major European commercial real-estate markets and was previously a fund manager and director at Nuveen Real Estate for 14 years.
Darren holds an honours degree in Geography from King’s College London and a post-graduate diploma in Estate Management from South Bank University. He is a member of RICS and holds the IMC