Grosvenor, the privately-owned international property group, has appointed Graham Parry as its new Group Research Director. His new role will take effect in June 2014.
Currently Head of Research for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Graham Parry joined Grosvenor in 2003 as Head of Research for Grosvenor Australia and then moved to London in 2011 to take up the role of Head of Research for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. He will now succeed Dr Richard Barkham, who is leaving to become CBRE’s Global Chief Economist.
Graham’s role will include managing a team of 10 people working across a variety of Group and Grosvenor Fund Management projects. The role will benefit from Graham’s previous experience as an economist for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo and prior to that, a senior research analyst for the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Mark Preston, Group CEO, Grosvenor Group said: “I am sorry that we are saying goodbye to Richard, who has made such an excellent contribution to Grosvenor for more than 14 years, but I am pleased we are able to offer Graham the opportunity to continue to develop his career with us. He is highly talented and ideally qualified to succeed Richard in this role.”
For more information about Grosvenor’s research team and associated activity, please visit http://www.grosvenor.com/research/
For further information, please contact:
Naomi Curtis, Public Relations Manager/ Sorrel Basher, Senior Public Relations Executive, Grosvenor
+ 44(0)207 312 6479/ 6101
Notes to Editors:
Grosvenor is a privately-owned property group, active in some of the world’s most dynamic cities. Our future success is tied to the sustainable growth of the cities in which we have a presence. We have a vested interest in the future shape of the urban landscape and aim to help create and manage attractive and vibrant cities in which people choose to live and work.
Today we have 17 offices in 11 countries and assets in 16 countries. We have regional investment and development businesses in Britain and Ireland, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Our international fund management business operates across all these markets and also Continental Europe. We also have indirect investments, managed centrally. As at 31 December 2013, the Group had total assets under management of £11.8bn. Unusually for a private company, Grosvenor publishes a detailed reporting suite - Annual Review, Financial Statements, Environment Data and index of sustainability reporting under the GRI initiative - available at: www.grosvenor.com
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland aims to create value through its skills in place-making and design, repositioning locations in ways that change customer perceptions and deliver results for our stakeholders. We own and develop an exceptional range of properties and locations in Britain and Ireland through two business units: our London estate, responsible for assets across 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia, and Grosvenor Developments, responsible for all off-estate activity in Britain and Ireland. Both teams have a common goal: to create great places for people to live, work and visit. As at 31 December 2013, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had assets under management of £5bn.