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LGP further bolsters its research team with appointment of Bill Page.

02 November 2012

Legal & General Property (“LGP” / the “Company”) announces that it has appointed Bill Page as Business Space Research Manager, further strengthening its in-house research capabilities in order to support the strategic investment expertise of the business.

Bill will report directly to Rob Martin, Director of Research, and will be responsible for supporting the Company’s specialist knowledge of, and investments into, the UK office and industrial markets.  Bill joins the Company from Jones Lang LaSalle, where he spent seven years, latterly holding the position of Head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Offices Research.  Heading up a team of seven analysts, in this role he was responsible for monitoring and forecasting developments across the EMEA region.  Previous to this, Bill held the roles of Head UK Offices Research and Head of Central London Office Research, and brings with him a deep understanding of office markets and a skill set that complements that of the existing team.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Bill spent five years working within the Estates Gazette Group on the research side.  There he was responsible for the creation and implementation of the LOD Quarterly Market Analysis and associated agency league tables – a publication that has long since been established as a key industry benchmarking tool.  

LGP identifies one of its key differentiators within the property fund management sector to be its unrivalled sector specialist knowledge and joined up strategic investment process.  This appointment follows the recruitment of Barbora Melezinkova as Performance Analyst in March 2012 as well as the promotion of Rob Martin to a member of the Board, amongst a number of structural changes, and signifies further investment into this area of the business.

Bill Hughes, Managing Director of Legal & General Property, said:  
“We believe that our proven track record of outperformance is derived directly from the quality of the people across our platform.  Both our investment process and ongoing asset management programmes are centred around our ability to identify key performance drivers of occupier and investment fundamentals and apply them to our fund management business models.  Bill’s appointment further strengthens this market leading capability and we look forward to welcoming him to the business.”

Rob Martin, Director of Research at Legal & General Property, added:
“Bill brings with him a wealth of expertise in the business space sector and we feel that his skills perfectly complement those of the existing team.  He will work closely with the fund managers across the business to analyse market trends and opportunities, in order to identify and deliver practical strategies in support of robust and consistent outperformance for clients.”

Notes to editors

Legal & General Property (LGP) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe’s largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor. LGIM manages approximately £381bn of assets on behalf of more than 3,300 clients (30 June 2012) and provides products and solutions spanning all asset classes. LGP is the third largest institutional property fund manager in the UK, managing or co-managing 16 separate funds or vehicles and two segregated mandates with an aggregate asset value of £10.4bn as at 30 September 2012.

These funds include:

Specialist Pooled Funds
The Leisure Fund Limited Partnership; Industrial Property Investment Fund; Arlington Business Parks Partnership; and the English Cities Fund
Single Asset Vehicles
Bracknell Regeneration Partnership; Central Saint Giles Partnership; Performance Retail Limited Partnership and Warrington Retail Limited Partnership
Balanced Funds
Life Fund; Linked Pensions; Linked Life; Managed Fund; Property Unit Trust; UK Property Income Fund; LPI Income Property Fund and the Hybrid Property Fund.

LGP’s UK-focused fund management platform has built and retained a strong track record of out-performance across the sector. Owing to its size, diversity and penetration, it benefits from best in class banking and property industry contacts which, along with its wealth of in-house skill and expertise, have enabled it to continue to attract and secure high quality market opportunities. Taking a client-centric approach, the business places the highest priority upon integrity and transparency, leveraging upon the significant resources provided by the wider LGIM platform. Sector specialists cover each sphere of the market and are supported by LGP’s market-leading research capability.

LGP’s sector specialisms cross all facets of the real estate market. In particular, the Company has a major development platform, responsible for delivering the West End office market’s latest landmark, Central Saint Giles, and currently involved in developing its high profile Covent Garden scheme, Agar Street, as well as significant town-centre retail and leisure regeneration projects, including Bracknell, Trowbridge, Northampton, Hounslow and Eastbourne.

For more information please contact:

Olivia Goodall
PR Manager, Legal & General Capital and Real Assets, LGIM (Property, infrastructure and alternative finance)

t: + 44 (0) 203 124 2777
m: + 44 (0) 7718 395 279

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