Catella APAM (“APAM”), the UK specialist independent investment manager, is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Barker as Senior Asset Manager who will be based in its Manchester office.
APAM invest in and asset manage £2B of UK assets across all sectors. Barker will strengthen APAM’s asset management team and will specifically focus on direct retail engagement.
Barker has over 20 years’ experience and was previously Property Director at Lovisa, a global fashion and accessories retailer, where he introduced the brand to the UK and grew it to 43 stores in four years. He also has advisory and consultancy experience from working for global and market leading niche retail firms.
Peter Barker, Senior Asset Manager, said “APAM has a strong track record and enviable reputation across all sectors and regions in the UK real estate market and has grown its business rapidly during difficult times to £2B of assets under management. I am excited to be joining such a dynamic business and looking forward to using my experience in the retail sector to deliver solutions in this challenging environment.’’
Tony Christie, Head of Retail and Asset Management, comments on the appointment: “Peter joins APAM as we continue to seek opportunities to invest in UK real estate and increase our assets under management and advisory services in what is, without doubt, a challenging time in the market. Peter is very highly respected across the retail industry.”
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