Urbeo Residential, the Irish residential investment platform backed by Starwood Capital Group, has appointed Richard Ball as a partner as part of a trio of senior hires. Richard joins from Hibernia REIT, where he served as Chief Investment Officer for 5 years and will be responsible for Urbeo’s investment and finance functions.
The company has also recruited Anthony Sweetman to be its Development Director. Anthony joins from Rohan Holdings, where he was Head of Business Development and has over as over 15 years’ industry experience both in Ireland and internationally. Anthony qualified as an architect at UCD and will be responsible for Urbeo’s development functions.
Commenting on the appointments Frank Kenny, Founding Partner at Urbeo said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Richard, Anthony and Teresa to Urbeo. We have built a management team with strong investment, capital markets and asset management expertise, complemented by an excellent understanding of the dynamics of the Irish market. We are looking forward to announcing significant progress on our acquisition pipeline in the coming weeks.”
Richard Ball, Partner, Urbeo said: “I am excited to be joining the Urbeo team as we work to create a build-to-rent platform of scale in Ireland. We are well-placed to execute on the many opportunities we see to invest capital in a market segment that is in its infancy in Ireland relative to other developed markets. There is a clear need in the Irish market for increased rental supply and our investments will help to meet this need.”