JER appoints Director of European Retail Investments (UK)

JER Partners ("JER"), the private equity investment arm of J.E. Robert Companies, has bolstered its retail investment capabilities across Europe with the appointment of James Bury as Director of European Retail Investments.

Bury (40) joins the firm from Henderson Global Investors, where he worked as Director of European Retail Investment for eight years. Whilst there, he was responsible for buying and selling retail assets across Europe and project development and was also involved in fund raising. In his new role, Bury will focus on purchasing retail assets across the European timezone, working in close collaboration with JER's US partner, First Washington.

Bury will be one of four acquisition directors in JER's London based European team. He will report to Malcolm Le May.

Malcolm Le May, President, JER Europe commented: "This appointment emphasises our commitment to the burgeoning European retail market. James' enviable track record makes him ideally placed to increase our sector presence and to put our investors' money to work in valuable opportunities."

James Bury said: "JER's international expertise and market leading reputation makes them an exciting proposition to work for. I look forward to using my experience in order to accelerate their successful strategy in the European retail market to date."

Source: JER

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