Schroders names Fukui to boost partnerships

Schroders has appointed Makoto Fukui (pictured) as a senior member of its real estate business, into a newly created role of Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Fukui joins Schroder Real Estate after 19 years at Japanese property company Mitsui Fudosan.

There he spent the past nine years building its London development business leading investment and joint venture transactions.

At Schroders, Fukui will be focused on developing strategic partnerships with major global investors, arranging joint ventures and executing bespoke investment and asset management initiatives, Schroders said.

Based in London and reporting to the head of Real Estate Capital Chris Ludlam, Fukui will be responsible for formulating client investment strategies, capital raising, managing joint venture investments, and working with the UK and European investment teams on sourcing and disposals.

Fukui will also assist in developing key Japanese and Asian relationships as well as contribute to the acquisition and implementation of large specialist projects primarily in major markets such as London, Paris and Berlin, Schroders also said.

Duncan Owen, global head of Real Estate at Schroders commented: “We are delighted to welcome Makoto to our team. He has extensive investment and development experience, and a strong network amongst global investors as well as the UK and European real estate community.

“We have recently undertaken a number of significant strategic partnerships in London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels and Makoto’s significant experience and multifaceted skill-set will allow us to continue to grow this successful part of our business further.”

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