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TH Real Estate hires US industry veteran to strengthen North America client relations

Jim Murphy DW

James (Jim) will be responsible for the distribution of TH Real Estate’s global products to corporate and public investors across the US, working closely alongside TIAA-CREF Asset Management’s existing real assets sales team.

Jim, who will report into Global Head of the Client Capital Group at TH Real Estate, Victoria Sharpe, will be based in TIAA-CREF’s New York office.

He joins TH Real Estate from Prudential where he spent over 17 years. His responsibilities there included product development, client relations and fund raising for Fortune 100 corporate and large public pension funds. Prior to Prudential, Jim was at E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.

His appointment closely follows that of Shawn Lese, who recently joined as Head of Business Development, North America and is also based in New York. They will work closely together on the identification, development and capital strategies of real estate products across the region.


Victoria Sharpe, Global Head of the Client Capital Group at TH Real Estate, comments: "We are delighted to welcome Jim on board. We increasingly see a requirement from clients for global product solutions, and we believe we are well placed to respond to these demands. As we continue to build a pipeline of product opportunities, suitable for US investors, Jim’s deep client relationships and knowledge of the real estate industry will help us penetrate the US investor base."

Tom Garbutt, Chairman of TH Real Estate and Head of Real Estate for TIAA-CREF Asset Management, adds: "We are committed to managing relationships with our investors with the highest quality standards. We are pleased to have Jim's extensive experience to help us provide superior global product solutions to investors in the U.S."


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