CBRE Global Investors awarded pension fund mandate for flagship pooled fund (UK)

CBRE Global Investors has been awarded the property mandate from London Borough of Hounslow Pension Fund.

The £690 million (approx. €808.8 million) pension fund tendered the mandate in March and has appointed two managers to manage 5% of the fund’s assets. CBRE Global Investors allocation will be invested into the UK Flagship Pooled Fund: CBRE Lionbrook Property Fund.

Lorelei Watson, head of treasury, pensions and capital at the London Borough of Hounslow, said: “We liked Lionbrook’s balance between high quality real estate, and pipeline of added value asset management projects. These, combined with a clear House approach towards cash flow management and income outperformance, made Lionbrook a complimentary choice for our investment strategy.”

Matthew McDonald, Fund Manager of Lionbrook commented: “We are delighted to have won this mandate through a competitive bidding process, demonstrating the strong progress that has been made with Lionbrook in recent years. We look forward to working with Hounslow and we are confident that Lionbrook is the ideal vehicle for their investment.”

“We have been quietly improving the Fund and its portfolio, and have emerged from the downturn in fine shape having outperformed the benchmark for the 5 years to September 2013. We are now focused on maintaining that track record and further expanding the Fund’s investor & asset base.”

Source: CBRE

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