APAM Director Sinead Kenny recently featured in a Bisnow article celebrating the work of successful women in real estate. See the full feature here: https://www.bisnow.com/london/news/women/46-women-in-real-estate-who-crushed-it-in-2019-102115
In the run up to the third annual Women Leading Real Estate event, Bisnow decided to take a look back at a remarkable year for UK real estate, but through a different lens to the usual end-of-year reviews. Here, we present a list of women in commercial real estate who have had a magnificent 2019, and are helping to shape the real estate sector at a time of immense change.
This group has founded startups and sold their successful businesses to larger peers; taken on executive roles at listed companies, and driven innovation and change at their existing firms; they are red in tooth and claw capital markets deal-makers; and they are figuring out how to apply the principles of the circular economy to real estate so the sector can help fight the climate emergency. They are diverse, passionate and, in so many cases, working to improve diversity in the property sector in the UK and beyond.
Last year’s Women Leading Real Estate built on the success of the debut event, growing from 500 attendees to more than 650. We are hoping to make this year’s event even bigger. At the event, big name speakers will be outlining how they made it to the top of the business world, and rising stars will be talking about how they plan to get there. We hope you can join us.
The Operational Expander – APAM’s Sinead Kenny
As part of the original management team of APAM, Sinead Kenny has overseen the growth of the company to a multi-service asset manager with more than £1.5B of assets under management, and leads the day-to-day running of the business and delivery of corporate, portfolio, asset and property management services for pension funds, private equity funds, financial institutions, wealthy individuals and family offices.
She has worked to implement technical solutions across the business using data-driven insights to inform decision-making and automate real-time reporting. She is a member of the firm’s investment and sales committee and leads the firm’s steering committee. In March she joined the board as a director.
Over the course of 2019 Kenny championed two new business lines: debt advisory, connecting investors to more than 50 capital and hedging providers in the UK; and tenant advisory, helping UK retailers reduce their occupational liabilities.
Kenny joined APAM from the U.S. where she managed a multi-sector debt and equity portfolio totalling $500M in value for Hudson Realty Capital, a U.S. private equity fund.
When not rallying the team in London, Kenny challenges herself to hiking, cycling and sculpting masterpieces in the ceramics studio and champions many of APAM’s charitable giving initiatives, participating in the recent APAM trip to Zambia to support Conservation Lower Zambezi and leading the team for the Atlas Foundation 100-mile bike challenge.