Senior appointment at King Sturge Warsaw (PL)

Rory Mepham has recently been appointed by King Sturge as a Director in their Investment department in Warsaw.

Rory Mepham

Rory Mepham.

Rory initially graduated from The University of Reading with a BSc (Hons) in 2000 and then later in 2009 from Cranfield University with an MBA. Rory was also elected as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2003.

Rory has extensive experience in central Europe having spent over eight years based in Prague, working initially with King Sturge and then Sachsenfonds as Head of Acquisitions for Central & Eastern Europe. In 2006, Rory moved to Pinnacle (now trading as Point Park Properties), as a Director where he was responsible for originating, underwriting, carrying out due diligence, funding and closing a variety of transactions across central Europe.

Rory implemented complex multi-party transaction structures working with private sector multinationals, banks and financial institutions. Other experience includes project management of multiple development projects, raising equity for forward funding and financing institutional investment acquisitions.

Rory will be joining a team active with investment projects throughout Poland, a proven international structure and a client-focused delivery.

Jaroslaw Wnuk, Head of Investment, Poland, said: "We are delighted that Rory has agreed to rejoin King Sturge having spent a number of years on the client side. Rory's addition means that we now benefit from two Directors leading an exceptionally talented team of dynamic individuals. This opens up choices for our clients and enables us to engage the strongest combination of skills required to deliver a successful outcome. Our team can advise across all sectors of the market on both buy-side and sale-side transactions. We can also advise on fund structures, joint ventures and debt/equity raising.

"Rory's wealth of experience covers all aspects of the real estate cycle which should prove invaluable to our clients going forward."

Jason Sharman, Partner, Managing Director, Poland, said: "This is a significant recruit for the Polish office and illustrates our commitment to excellence. Rory's appointment comes at a time when we are seeing an improvement in market conditions and an increase in workload. I believe the combined strength and skill sets of both Jarek and Rory will offer a unique package to our clients who are seeking the best advice and consultancy. We look forward to even greater success in 2011!"

Source: King Sturge

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