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Schroders appoints Head of Property Investment, France

Schroders is today announcing the appointment of Thomas Guyot, Head of Property Investment in France. 


Schroders is today announcing the appointment of Thomas Guyot, Head of Property Investment in France. Thomas will join the asset management team in Paris immediately and will spearhead Schroders expansion into the French property market.

Thomas will lead and develop further the property team in France. He will also be responsible for managing the property investments in France within the Pan European funds including the listed European Real Estate Investment Trust (EREIT), the Swiss open ended fund (Immobilien Europa Direkt) and the Schroders European Logistics Fund (SELF).

Thomas’ previous experience includes being Head of Commercial Property for ICADE and CEO and Board Member of Compagnie la Lucette, a French REIT formerly controlled by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in Paris.

Thomas will join the Europe wide investment team led by Duncan Owen, Head of Property Investment. He will report directly to Tony Smedley, Head of Pan European Funds.

Tony commented: “I am delighted that Thomas has joined us; he is an excellent appointment for this challenging and exciting role. Growing our Continental European capability is a key part of our business strategy and Thomas will be developing the French business from our Paris office, with an initial focus on origination for our funds in their investment phase.”

Duncan Owen commented: "The French market is a cornerstone of the Pan European investment platform. It is one of the largest and most significant parts of the European real estate sector. We are looking forward to further growing our property investment business across Europe and this is an important part of our growth".

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For further information, please contact:

Estelle Bibby, Senior PR Manager, European Institutional

Tel: +44(0)20 7658 3431 /

Georgina Robertson, PR Manager, International

Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 6168 /

Charlotte Banks, PR Manager, UK Intermediary

Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 2589

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