Protego Real Estate Investors has appointed Adrian Ion as European Finance Manager. At Protego, Ion's responsibilities include structuring institutional and private fund investment holding vehicles, financing and structuring property acquisitions, project managing the corporate due diligence process, and advising the investment committee on finance, legal and taxation matters.
Since joining Protego, Ion has been responsible for project managing the launch of the Nordic Retail Fund and executing transactions in excess of €600 million in the Nordic region.
Adrian Ion joins Protego from Deloitte & Touche's Real Estate & Investment Management Group, where he was a Manager with responsibilities for managing client engagements and delivering fund advisory projects. These included advice on the structuring of a pooling fund with assets in excess of €1 billion across nine countries, cross-border structuring advice on UK and European real estate transactions valued at over €300 million and development of a strategy team focusing on Eastern Europe.
In all, Ion has over six years of experience in the global real estate funds sector, has a post-graduate diploma in legal practice and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004.
Commenting on the appointment, Iain Reid, Chief Executive at Protego, said, "Since launching our European team last year we have continued to grow the division as we expand our operations outside of the UK. Our move into Europe has been very successful and we recently announced the €520 million first close of our Nordic Retail Fund and our appointment by a major separate account client. Adrian joins us at an exciting time, and we look forward to working with him to build on recent successes."