PwC’s Simon Hardwick Joins APAM’s Board as Chairman

This article is courtesy of costar.co.uk
Simon Hardwick has been appointed chairman at APAM, the independent UK commercial property asset manager.
Hardwick currently leads PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP’s real estate practice and is an independent non-executive member of the management board at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Hardwick is a lawyer with more than 35 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial property.
His recent work includes substantial cross-border transactions, complex portfolio reorganisations and projects for government and public sector bodies to design novel solutions in relation to a number of high profile schemes.
Simon Cooke, director at APAM said: “We are delighted that Simon has joined the board as chairman. His appointment marks an important step for the company. APAM is continuing to grow strongly, having acquired over £1bn of assets over the last twelve months. Simon’s extensive experience and industry knowledge will complement and further enhance our capabilities.”
Simon Hardwick added: “I am really excited to be part of the team at APAM. The quality of our clients, people and systems – together with a diverse asset portfolio – create a great opportunity to take the business to the next level. I am looking forward to working with the board to achieve the company’s ambition to be the best UK commercial property asset manager.”
APAM has advised, underwritten and acted as an operating partner to investors on over £7bn of UK assets over the last four years. The team combines specialist knowledge and experience in the UK real estate markets with leading information management systems.
APAM’s clients include private equity groups, banks, special servicers, high net-worth private investors, insolvency practitioners, borrowers, hedge funds and institutions.
In the last 12 months, APAM has advised on £1bn of investments into UK regional real estate opportunities, including the £252m ‘Titan’ portfolio, the £137m Bizspace acquisition and the £72m Arlington Business Park acquisition.

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