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


TH Real Estate has hired James T Murphy as Managing Director, Client Capital Group, for its North America business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 29, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — 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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About TH Real Estate

TH Real Estate is an established investment management company, specialising in real estate equity and debt investment worldwide. As one of the largest real estate managers in the world, TH Real Estate has the scale, capital resources and knowledge to provide creative and effective real estate investment solutions for clients. With a focus on the retail, office, logistics, debt and residential sectors, TH Real Estate emphasises sustainable practices to protect assets and maximise their value.

The company is owned by TIAA-CREF, a national financial services and Fortune 100 company, with £584bn assets under management*. Launched in April 2014, TH Real Estate has a dedicated global presence with offices across America, Asia and Europe, representing c.£17.4bn* of real estate assets across c.50 funds and mandates. Together with TIAA-CREF’s US real estate assets, the global real estate platform of £55.7bn* represents one of the largest real estate investment management enterprises in the world.

Its products are managed by specialist teams, which apply their own experience to the management and style of their portfolios. Each team is supported by an experienced senior management team and integrated investment platform, including finance, debt and currency management, performance analytics, client service, fund and transaction structuring, development, sustainability and research.

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