AXA IM Alts appoints Rob Samuel as UK Head of Development

AXA IM Alts, a global leader in alternative investments with c. €168 billion of assets under management[1], announces the appointment of Rob Samuel as UK Head of Development. Based in London, Rob will manage the full breadth of AXA IM Alts’ UK multi-sector development programme.  Rob joins AXA IM Alts effective immediately and will report to Germain Aunidas, Global Head of Development.

Rob’s appointment will be key to supporting the ongoing growth of AXA IM Alts’ market-leading development platform which pursues both develop-to-trade and develop-to-hold strategies over the whole asset classes spectrum and aims to capitalise on increasing occupier and investor demand for high-quality buildings which are future fit and have strong ESG credentials. 

Rob has over 25 years of development and multi-sector experience in London and the wider UK, delivering high quality customer focused buildings designed to maximise value, and joins AXA IM Alts from the mixed use regeneration of Battersea Power Station (“BPS”), where he served as Chief Development Officer. Prior to BPS, Rob spent 12 years at FTSE 100 property company British Land, latterly as Head of Office Development. A Chartered Surveyor, Rob started his career at Knight Frank before moving to Orbit Developments.

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