Hodes Weill & Associates (Hodes Weill), a global real estate advisory boutique that focuses on the investment and funds management industry, today announced that Will Rowson will become a Partner of the firm in 2015. Mr. Rowson will be based in London and will lead Hodes Weill’s advisory and capital raising activities across Europe and the UK. Previously, Mr. Rowson was the Chief Investment Officer for CBRE Global Investors across EMEA, a member of its European Executive Committee and Chairman of the EMEA Investment Committee.
"Will Rowson is a highly regarded real estate professional with a strong record of generating consistent, successful results in his prior roles at ING REIM and more recently at CBRE Global Investors. The addition of Will substantially expands our firm’s presence among property companies, fund managers, financial sponsors and institutional investors in the UK and Europe as we continue to broaden our reach in this important market," commented David Hodes, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Hodes Weill. "We are delighted that someone of Will’s caliber and experience has decided to become our partner in London. He will bring a unique perspective to our business for the benefit of our clients."
"I am excited to join the Hodes Weill partnership and have the opportunity to help expand the firm’s presence in the UK and Europe,” said Mr. Rowson. “I look forward to working with the firm’s current and future clients and providing them with innovative investment ideas and strategies. I thoroughly enjoyed my 11 years with ING/CBRE and now want to use that pan-European experience in my new role."
Will was previously a partner at Strutt and Parker and joined CBRE Global Investors (then ING Real Estate Investment Management) in 2003 as Director of European Fund Management. Between 2005 and 2008, he led the company’s Transaction Team in Continental Europe from the European headquarters in Amsterdam before being appointed CIO, a member of the EMEA Executive Committee and Chair of the European Investment Committee in 2008. Will continued in these roles at CBRE Global Investors after the purchase of ING REIM by CBRE in 2011 and was also a member of the Global Leadership Team.
Will has 29 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors, he worked for several large British real estate companies. He holds an Honours Degree in Estate Management from University of the West of England and is member of the RICS, ULI and IPF.
About Hodes Weill & Associates
Hodes Weill & Associates is a real estate advisory boutique with a focus on the investment and funds management industry. With 25 professionals in New York, London and Hong Kong, Hodes Weill is one of the largest independent real estate advisory boutiques. Founded in 2009, Hodes Weill* provides a full range of services including institutional capital raising for funds, transactions, co-investments and separate accounts; M&A, strategic advice and restructuring advisory services; and fairness and valuation analyses. Clients include property companies, investment and fund managers, institutional investors, lenders, property owners and other participants in the institutional real estate market.
*All U.S. regulated capital market and securities advisory services are provided by Hodes Weill Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer with the SEC, and a member of FINRA and SIPC, and internationally, by non-U.S. Hodes Weill affiliates.