The leading global investment firm, KKR, announced the hiring of Simon Marrison as a Senior Advisor. Simon Marrison will begin on Sept 7th, 2020 advising KKR on real estate investments across Europe and help grow KKRs business in the region.
Marrison is set to retire from the position of Chairman at LaSalle Investment Managements European business in July. Marrison spent 19 years at the company serving as a CEO between 2007 and 2019, Head of Continental Europe from 2001 to 2007, and most recently as Chairman. Marrison is highly qualified, he is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Global Investment Risk Management Forum. He has a Bsc. in Urban Land Administration from Portsmouth Polytechnic.
“Simon has built an impressive track record in the real estate industry across sectors and cycles. We are pleased that KKR will benefit from his vast expertise and network as we continue to grow our real estate activities across Europe. Simon’s experience will be particularly useful as we continue to expand our product offerings over time,” stated Ralph Rosenberg, a Partner and Global Head of KKR Real Estate.
Simon Marrison said: I am very proud and excited to be supporting KKR’s Real Estate team as a Senior Advisor. They have an exceptionally strong reputation and network of relationships, with big ambitions to grow the firm’s real estate business across the world and in Europe in particular. I look forward to working with KKR to build on the firm’s strong track record of investment and value creation.”