People & Offices

Our People

Stewart Bennett
Global Head of Alternatives, BMO Global Asset Management
Stewart Bennett joined the business in May 2019 as Global Head of Alternatives. Stewart oversees BMO Global Asset Management’s newly formed Global Alternatives offering, incorporating its existing private equity, real estate and real estate securities businesses, which will provide investors with a broader range of innovative real asset investment solutions. Stewart is responsible for developing and executing BMO Global Asset Management’s alternative investments global growth strategy, building on the track record of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns by effectively leveraging synergies across the three businesses and significantly expanding its reach globally. Stewart joined BMO Global Asset Management with 25 years of experience in investment banking and private equity, including 10 years as a partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at Ondra Partners, the London based independent investment banking firm. His previous experience includes Dresdner Kleinwort, where he was Managing Director and Head of FIG, Strategic Advisory, and the private equity firm Botts & Company.
Richard Kirby
Director, Property Funds
Richard Kirby is Director of Property Funds at BMO Real Estate Partners having joined in 1990. He became a member of the executive committee in August 2010. Richard is lead manager of the flagship F&C Commercial Property Trust, an investment trust domiciled in Guernsey with assets of approximately £1.2bn. He has been a fund manager since 1995 initially with responsibility for Friends Provident unitised funds and then for the retail assets across client portfolios. Responsibilities include advising on and implementing on portfolio strategy, sales, acquisitions, asset enhancement and management. Prior to joining BMO Real Estate Partners, Richard gained experience in professional practice and an investment agency. Richard is a chartered surveyor.
Angus Henderson
Head of Business Development
Angus is Head of Business Development within BMO Real Estate Partners and became a member of the executive committee in March 2017. Angus joined the company in July 2009 and leads the business development team responsible for targeting new business opportunities, working with new partners and the launch of new structures. He works across the platform focusing on the growth of the existing product range as well as new products and joint ventures and with a diverse investor base. Angus joined from AXA REIM, one of the largest real estate managers globally, where he worked as a Business Development Manager responsible for launching new products in Europe and Asia across the risk spectrum and all sectors. He worked across the group on a number of successful product launches. Angus holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in Economics from The University of Edinburgh.
Iris Schöberl
Managing Director, BMO Real Estate Partners Germany
Iris Schöberl is the Managing Director of BMO Real Estate Partners GmbH & Co. KG as well as a member of the firm's Executive Committee and its Investment Committee for Germany and Europe. In January of 2000, Ms Schöberl founded the predecessor company REIT Asset Management GmbH Germany; this was merged into the Real Estate division of F&C Asset Management plc in 2008, which in turn was acquired by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) in 2014. Ms Schöberl has over 30 years experience in the real estate sector. Prior to founding REIT Asset Management GmbH Germany, she held the position of Director at Hypovereinsbank's Real Estate Financing Division. Ms Schöberl currently holds a number of additional posts: Supervisory Board Member of the real estate developer ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG (since 2012); Chair of the "Commerce" committee of the German Property Federation/ZIA (since 2013); founding member of the association Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft ("Women in Real Estate", www.immo-frauen.de), of which she presently serves as spokesperson of its Regional Board for Southern Germany (since May 2014).
Ian Kelley
Fund Director Europe and Head of France
Ian is Fund Director Europe & Head of France within BMO Real Estate Partners and became a member of the executive committee in March 2017. Ian is responsible for developing our business in France and across Europe, to complement the current platform. He supports BMO REP’s strategy in Europe, which includes developing new cross-border, pan-European “core / core+” funds for institutional clients as well as “Value-Add” club-deals for private wealth clients. Ian has over 18 years of experience in the European real estate market, of which over 10 years were with CBRE Global Investors where he co-launched several pan-European funds with a market value totalling over €2.5 billion. Ian is French-American and studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, followed by post-graduate studies at Columbia University and Harvard Business School.

Our Offices

UK

BMO Real Estate Partners’ head office is located in London.

Acknowledged as one of the leading property fund and asset managers in the UK, we blend institutional core management expertise with a value-added approach for a diverse client base.

In the UK we currently manage c.150 properties worth over £2.5bn (as at 30/09/2019).

Market frontrunners in all aspects of property investment, including asset management, property management, fund management, fund administration, project management & planning, finance, research and sustainability.

Over ten years to end September 2019, BMO Real Estate Partners IPD-managed funds, if aggregated into a hypothetical single “house” fund, would have outperformed the benchmark demonstrating the consistency of strong performance both across funds and over time.

Name of Organisation 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
BMO Real Estate Partners House¹

1.6%

6.3%

7.7%

10.3%

Benchmark (IPD Quarterly Universe)

2.1%

6.6%

7.7%

9.8%

Percentile Rank

72th

68th

58th

30th

Source: IPD ¹ BMO Real Estate Partners IPD monitored products as at 30.09.2019

Our aim is to deliver above-average returns to all of our investors – private clients, publicly listed investment companies, corporate and local authority pension schemes, insurance funds, joint venture partners and specialist investment vehicles. Our focus is on enhancing the value of each and every property within our portfolios – using experience based on an outstanding long-term track record combined with a commitment to innovation, and complemented by highly skilled “hands on” implementation.

Our UK staff are talented individuals drawn from diverse business backgrounds and we incentivise them to align their interests with those of our clients.

The intellectual capital and property asset management expertise of our investment professionals is one of the most important factors in our success. Local knowledge, expertise and experience allow us to deliver above-average returns and investment solutions for our clients.

The combination of our professional teams and international offices gives us both a breadth of vision and an in-depth view of local markets together with excellent access to property investment stock. We have a highly co-ordinated approach to all aspects of investment strategy, financing, asset and property management, development, planning, research and fund administration.

Management Team:

Stewart Bennett
Chief Executive Officer

Stewart Bennett joined the business in May 2019 as Global Head of Alternatives. Stewart oversees BMO Global Asset Management’s newly formed Global Alternatives offering, incorporating its existing private equity, real estate and real estate securities businesses, which will provide investors with a broader range of innovative real asset investment solutions.

Stewart is responsible for developing and executing BMO Global Asset Management’s alternative investments global growth strategy, building on the track record of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns by effectively leveraging synergies across the three businesses and significantly expanding its reach globally.

Stewart joined BMO Global Asset Management with 25 years of experience in investment banking and private equity, including 10 years as a partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at Ondra Partners, the London based independent investment banking firm. His previous experience includes Dresdner Kleinwort, where he was Managing Director and Head of FIG, Strategic Advisory, and the private equity firm Botts & Company.

Richard Kirby
Director, Property Funds

Richard Kirby is Director of Property Funds at BMO Real Estate Partners having joined in 1990. He became a member of the executive committee in August 2010.

Richard is lead manager of the flagship F&C Commercial Property Trust, an investment trust domiciled in Guernsey with assets of approximately £1.2bn.

He has been a fund manager since 1995 initially with responsibility for Friends Provident unitised funds and then for the retail assets across client portfolios.

Responsibilities include advising on and implementing on portfolio strategy, sales, acquisitions, asset enhancement and management. Prior to joining BMO Real Estate Partners, Richard gained experience in professional practice and an investment agency. Richard is a chartered surveyor.

Angus Henderson
Head of Business Development

Angus Henderson is Head of Business Development within BMO Real Estate Partners and became a member of the executive committee in March 2017.

Angus joined the company in July 2009 and leads the business development team responsible for targeting new business opportunities, working with new partners and the launch of new structures. He works across the platform focusing on the growth of the existing product range as well as new products and joint ventures and with a diverse investor base.

Angus joined from AXA REIM, one of the largest real estate managers globally, where he worked as a Business Development Manager responsible for launching new products in Europe and Asia across the risk spectrum and all sectors. He worked across the group on a number of successful product launches.

Angus holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in Economics from The University of Edinburgh.

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Head Office (London)
BMO Real Estate Partners
7 Seymour Street
London
W1H 7JW                                                                                                                                                                                           

Munich

English

BMO Real Estate Partners Germany, based in Munich, is one of the leading national real estate asset management companies with focus on retail, residential and office properties.

We currently manage a portfolio with more than 250 properties worth approximately €3.0 billion, primarily in medium and large cities throughout Germany (as at 31/12/2018).

As one of the market leaders in Germany we offer an extensive range of services including investment, fund and asset management, project management, research and financing.

Our success is based on our ability to buy properties in sustainable locations and to extensively manage those assets until they can be sold at the right time. Not only do we aim to meet the expected return but we also strive to exceed it.

We have always achieved this target in the past. Our proven track record includes more than 740 properties which have been purchased and sold with a transaction volume of over €6.1 billion within the last 18 years.

Real estate markets are complex. Identifying the right location at the right time requires the judgment of experienced experts. Our knowledge of the local market, our thorough understanding of the real estate market and strong network helps us to identify great investment opportunities.

We focus on five core areas in order to ensure long-term and stable performance:

  1. Access to high-quality products
  2. Opportunity identification (detailed property analysis)
  3. Pro-active asset management
  4. Timing (evaluation of the optimal acquisition and sales times)
  5. Innovations (customised solutions)

Our employees are more than just talented professionals. We see them as partners, people with commitment and passion.

We aim to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. Thanks to our network in all sectors, ranging from financing, asset and property management to fund management, we are able to deliver sustainable returns for our clients. This is what we strive for every day.

Management Team:

Iris Schöberl
Managing Director Germany & Head of Institutional Clients

Iris Schöberl is the Managing Director of BMO Real Estate Partners GmbH & Co. KG as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and its Investment Committee for Germany and Europe. In January of 2000, Iris founded the predecessor company REIT Asset Management GmbH Germany which merged into the Real Estate division of F&C Asset Management plc in 2008 and was then acquired by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) in 2014.

In addition, Iris is a Supervisory Board Member of the real estate developer ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG (since 2012); Chair of the “Commerce” committee of the German Property Federation/ZIA (since 2013); founding member of the association Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft (“Women in Real Estate”, www.immo-frauen.de), where she currently serves as spokesperson for the Regional Board for Southern Germany (since May 2014).

Thomas Hübner
Head of Investment

Thomas Hübner heads the Investment Team at BMO Real Estate Partners Germany and is a member of the German Investment Committee. Thomas has overall responsibility for all business transactions at BMO Real Estate Partners Germany.

After graduating from EBS Business School with a degree in Real Estate Economics, Thomas began working in the commercial real estate sector in 1990. He has held managerial positions at Philipp Holzmann Bauprojekt AG, at DG Immobilien Management and at Bülow AG. Over the course of his 25-year track record, Thomas has handled transactions with a total volume of roughly €8.5 billion.

Vincent Frommel
Head of Fund Management / Finance

Vincent Frommel heads the Fund Management / Finance team of BMO Real Estate Partners Germany and is a member of the German Investment Committee.

With a degree in architecture, Mr Frommel has been active in the real estate sector for over 25 years now, a period in which he has accumulated extensive experience with real estate development projects (e.g. at Hochtief Projektentwicklung GmbH and at Bilfinger & Berger Projektenwicklung GmbH). Since 2003, the year he took charge of the real estate portfolio of Freiberger Immobilienmanagement as Managing Director, Vincent’s core focus has been on asset management.

Deutsch

“Wie wird man in nur wenigen Jahren zu einem der führenden Immobilienmanager?

Diese Frage wird uns immer wieder gestellt. Wir denken, dass hinter dieser Erfolgsgeschichte mehr als nur besonderes Talent, enormes Wissen, starke Partner, eine reichhaltige Erfahrung und bedingungslose Kundenorientierung stecken. Wir glauben, ohne die eine wesentliche Eigenschaft hätten wir von BMO Real Estate Partners nicht annähernd so viel bewegen können. Nennen wir es Herzblut! Die große Leidenschaft für das Thema Immobilien. Das macht den Unterschied.”

(Iris Schöberl – Managing Director Germany & Head of Institutional Clients)

Wenn Kompetenzen sich ergänzen, entsteht Großes.

BMO Real Estate Partners Deutschland zählt zu den führenden nationalen Gesellschaften zur Verwaltung von Immobilienvermögen mit Fokus auf Einzelhandels-, Wohn- und Büroimmobilien. Derzeit verwalten wir ein Portfolio von mehr als 250 Immobilien im Wert von rund 3,0 Mrd. € vornehmlich in Mittel- und Großstädten in ganz Deutschland. (Stand 31.12.2018)

Wir blicken auf eine dynamische Firmengeschichte zurück, geprägt von stetigem Wachstum, Jahr für Jahr. Unter dem Namen REIT Asset Management sind wir 1996 als inhabergeführte Investmentboutique an den Start gegangen. Nur wenige Jahre später ist aus einem kleinen Family Office ein ernsthafter Player auf allen internationalen Immobilienmärkten geworden.

Einen Meilenstein der Unternehmensgeschichte markiert der 4. September 2008. Jener Tag, an dem die britische F&C Investments und wir – REIT Asset Management – offiziell ihren Zusammenschluss verkündeten. Unter dem Namen F&C REIT Asset Management ist einer der schlagkräftigsten und erfahrensten Immobilienmanager Europas entstanden. So konnte auch für deutsche institutionelle Investoren ein Zugang zu unserer Plattform und unseren Produkten ermöglicht werden. Seit 2010 haben wir uns auch im Bereich deutsche Immobilienspezialfonds mit Schwerpunkt Einzelhandel und Wohnen in Mittelstädten erfolgreich etablieren können. Am 7. Mai 2014 wurde die Übernahme durch die Bank of Montreal (BMO) bekanntgegeben.

Heute steht BMO Real Estate Partners für gebündelte Kompetenzen, innovativen Pioniergeist und fundierte Marktexpertise. Unsere Kunden haben großes Vertrauen  in unsere Stärke und Leistungsfähigkeit. Dies spiegelt sich in wiederholten Investments wider. Gemeinsam haben wir herausragende Möglichkeiten, die Zukunft des europäischen und weltweiten Immobilienmanagements aktiv und erfolgreich zu gestalten.

BMO Real Estate Partners Deutschland zählt zu den führenden nationalen Gesellschaften zur Verwaltung von Immobilienvermögen mit Fokus auf Einzelhandels-, Wohn- und Büroimmobilien. Unser Leistungsspektrum umfasst Investment, Fund- und Asset Management, Projektmanagement und Planung, Research und Finanzierung.

Basis unseres Erfolges ist unser Gespür dafür, die geeignete Immobilie an nachhaltigen oder aufstrebenden Standorten zur richtigen Zeit und zu einem attraktiven Preis zu kaufen bzw. später wieder zu verkaufen. Unseren Anspruch, die angegebenen Renditeerwartungen nicht nur zu erfüllen, sondern noch zu übertreffen, haben wir in der Vergangenheit stets erfüllt. Unser nachgewiesener Track Record umfasst über 740 Objekte welche an- und verkauft wurden mit einem Transaktionsvolumen von über 6,1 Mrd. € innerhalb der letzten 18 Jahre.

„Die Identifikation der richtigen Immobilie zum richtigen Zeitpunkt erfordert das Urteilsvermögen von erfahrenen Experten.

Aus den vielen Immobilien am Markt die eine zu finden, die zu 100% zu unseren Investoren passt, ist der Schlüssel unseres Erfolges. Lokale Marktkenntnis, ein tiefes Verständnis für Immobilien und ein gutes Netzwerk an Partnern gehören dabei genauso zum BMO Real Estate Partners Handwerkszeug wie Leidenschaft, Geduld und ein unbedingter Qualitätsanspruch in der Umsetzung. Nur so können wir in die richtige Immobilie, zum richtigen Preis, zur richtigen Zeit für unsere Investoren investieren und nachhaltigen Wert generieren.”

(Thomas Hübner – Head of Investment)

Immobilienmärkte sind komplex. Die Identifikation der richtigen Lage zum richtigen Zeitpunkt erfordert das Urteilsvermögen von erfahrenen Experten. Wir erkennen Marktineffizienzen und Investitionsmöglichkeiten in allen Immobilienbereichen – an allen Standorten.

Der Grund unseres Erfolgs: Wir konzentrieren uns auf fünf Kerngebiete zur Sicherung einer langfristigen und beständigen Performance:

  1. Zugang zu qualitativ hochwertigen Produkten
    Unser Vorsprung: außergewöhnliche Kontakte zum Markt und Finanzwesen. Kombiniert mit detaillierten Kenntnissen der individuellen Segmente ermöglichen sie uns den idealen Zugang zu den besten öffentlich und vertraulich platzierten Investitionsmöglichkeiten.
  2. Chancen identifizieren
    Für uns gilt: das richtige Objekt, in der richtigen Lage, zur richtigen Zeit, zum richtigen Preis. Eine sorgfältige Objektanalyse filtert die entscheidenden Wertträger der einzelnen Immobilien: Gebäudequalität/-struktur, nachhaltige Vermietbarkeit, Mieterbonität, Vermietungsstand, Mietvertragslaufzeiten und Wertschöpfungspotenzial.
  3. Pro-aktives Asset Management
    Unser täglicher Anspruch: maximale Wertschöpfung aus jedem einzelnen Objekt. Mittels engem Kontakt zu Mietern, fachlicher und lokaler Expertise erarbeiten wir Nutzungsoptimierungen, Mieterrestrukturierungen und bestmögliche Nachvermietungen.
  4. Timing
    Die Herausforderung: Bestimmung des optimalen An- und Verkaufszeitpunktes. Durch kontinuierliche Abstimmung der Businesspläne mit aktuellen Marktgegebenheiten entwerfen wir individuelle Halte- und Verkaufsstrategien.
  5. Innovationen
    Unser Maßstab: individuelle und maßgeschneiderte Lösungen. Wir nutzen innovative Kreditstrukturen und Gesellschaftsmodelle. Unser Anspruch: die hohen Erwartungen und Anforderungen unserer Investoren nicht nur zu erfüllen, sondern diese noch zu übertreffen.

Unsere Mitarbeiter sind weit mehr als nur talentierte Profis. Wir sehen sie als Partner, Menschen mit Engagement und Herzblut.

Besonderes Team – besondere Leistungen
Die engmaschige Vernetzung in allen Bereichen – von der Investmentstrategie, der Finanzierung, der Vermögens- und Immobilienverwaltung über Bauvorhaben, Planung, Research bis hin zur Fondsverwaltung – ist für uns die solide Basis, um heute und in Zukunft ganz im Sinne unserer Kunden maximalen Erfolg zu generieren. Dafür arbeiten wir. Gemeinsam. Jeden Tag.

Management Team:

Iris Schöberl
Managing Director Germany & Head Institutional Clients

Iris Schöberl, Geschäftsführerin der BMO Real Estate Partners GmbH & Co. KG, Mitglied des BMO Real Estate Partners Executive Committees sowie des Investmentkomitees der BMO Real Estate Partners Deutschland und Europa. Im Januar 2000 gründete Frau Schöberl die Vor-Gesellschaft REIT Asset Management GmbH Deutschland, welche im Jahr 2008 mit dem Immobilienbereich von F&C verschmolzen und 2014 von der Bank of Montreal (BMO) erworben wurde.

Frau Schöberl hat über 35 Jahre Erfahrung in der Immobilienwirtschaft. Vor der Gründung von REIT Asset Management (heute BMO Real Estate Partners) war sie bei der HypoVereinsbank im Bereich Immobilienfinanzierung als Direktorin tätig. Darüber hinaus ist Frau Schöberl seit 2012 ECE Beiratsmitglied, seit 2013 Vorsitzende des ZIA-Ausschusses „Handel“, seit Mai 2014 Sprecherin des Regionalvorstands Süd sowie Gründungsmitglied des Vereins „Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft“ (www.immo-frauen.de).

Thomas Hübner
Head of Investment

Thomas Hübner, Leiter des Investment Teams und Mitglied des Investmentkomitees der BMO Real Estate Partners Deutschland. Herr Hübner trägt die Verantwortung für alle Transaktionen bei BMO Real Estate Partners Deutschland.

Der Immobilienökonom (ebs) ist seit 1990 im gewerblichen Immobilienbereich tätig und hatte u.a. in Führungspositionen bei Philipp Holzmann Bauprojekt AG, DG Immobilien Management und Bülow AG inne. In seiner über 25-jährigen Laufbahn begleitete er Transaktionen mit einem Volumen in Höhe von rund 8,5 Mrd. EUR.

Vincent Frommel
Head of Fund Management | Finance

Vincent Frommel, ist Leiter des Fund Management | Finance und Mitglied des Investmentkomitees der BMO Real Estate Partners Deutschland.

Herr Frommel ist ausgebildeter Architekt und seit mehr als 25 Jahren in der Immobilienbranche tätig. Er verfügt über langjährige Erfahrung in der Immobilienprojektentwicklung (u.a. bei der Hochtief Projektentwicklung GmbH sowie Bilfinger & Berger Projektentwicklung GmbH). Seit dem Jahr 2003, in dem er als Geschäftsführer die Verwaltung des Immobilienvermögens der Freiberger Immobilienmanagement übernahm, liegt seine Kernkompetenz im Bereich Asset Management. Zum heutigen Zeitpunkt hat Herr Frommel über 1,0 Mrd. EUR Volumina an Projektentwicklungen / -umbauten durchgeführt.

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Munich
BMO Real Estate Partners
Oberanger 34-36
80331 München
Germany

Paris

BMO Real Estate Partners opened its French branch in May 2015 with the creation of a new office in Paris.

The Paris office is responsible for developing business in France and across Europe to complement the current platform in the UK and Germany.

Our Paris office currently has €800m AUM invested in capital cities across France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic (as at 31/12/2018).

We specialise in niche investment strategies with exposure to the pan-European commercial real estate sectors and reflecting the most attractive opportunities within current market conditions.

Our aim is to deliver above average returns to all our clients whom are mainly local authority pension schemes, corporate pensions and insurance companies. Our focus is on enhancing the value of each and every property within our funds and portfolios – using experience based on an outstanding long-term track record combined with a commitment to innovation and complemented by highly skilled “hands on” implementation.

Our Paris office is composed of eight professionals who manage an ultra-prime portfolio with a value of over €800 million across the principal European cities, with a further acquisition pipeline of €200 million currently under exclusivity (as at January 2019).
 
Management Team:

Ian Kelley
Fund Director Europe & Head of France

Ian Kelley has over 20 years’ experience in the European real estate market, of which over 10 years were with CBRE Global Investors where he co-launched several pan-European funds with a market value totalling over €2.5 billion.

Before joining CBRE, Ian gained expertise in retail and office development at Unibail-Rodamco and Bouygues Immobilier. Before that, Ian worked at Polo Ralph Lauren where he was responsible for retail development across Europe.

Ian is French-American and studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, followed by post-graduate studies at Columbia University and Harvard Business School.
 

Adrien Brion
Director, Head of Operations Paris

Adrien Brion joined the Paris office in October 2015 as European Portfolio Manager to support the development of the pan European platform. In January 2019 Adrien was promoted to Director, Head of Operations Paris to support BMO REP’s continued growth across the Continent. Adrien’s role includes overseeing all operations across the multiple funds managed from the Paris office, as well as developing a new business line focused on the assembly of Club Deals.

Prior to joining BMO REP, Adrien was Portfolio Manager at CBRE Global Investors in Paris and London, Head of Assets for the PEC fund (Pan European Core fund), managing over €1 billion in seven countries.

Prior to that, Adrien was responsible for the Deka Immobilien office portfolio in France (14 prime assets with a market value of €1.5 billion).

Ian Kelley
Fund Director Europe & Head of France
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Paris
BMO Real Estate Partners
7 rue de la Paix
75002, Paris
France