With over 30 years’ experience in the commercial property industry, Simon oversees the investment strategy for LSPIM. He joined from Cromwell Property Group (formerly Valad Europe), where he was of Head of Investments and UK Real Estate. There he was responsible for £1 billion of investment, development and bank mandates across the UK, as well as investment acquisitions across 13 countries.
Simon started his career working for a number of commercial Chartered Surveyor practices in London before moving to the principal side of commercial property investment/fund management in 1994. He went on to hold several senior positions including Director Real Estate transactions at PwC, Senior Vice President Managing Director Investments at Oxford Properties and Head of Separate Accounts at Invista REIM.
Over his career Simon has grown and managed funds with an AUM of over £2.5bn, and has been involved in some significant property acquisitions, developments, joint ventures and disposals across the spectrum.
He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992, is a member of the Investment Property Forum, and is an FSA “Approved Person”.