Cromwell appoints Matthew Bird as Head of UK

Cromwell Property Group has today announced the appointment of Matthew Bird as its Head of UK.

Mr Bird has more than 20 years’ commercial real estate experience, most recently as Director and Head of Commercial at Octane Capital. Prior to this, he held senior roles at Legal & General Real Assets and Frogmore, the UK private equity real estate manager.

Cromwell’s Managing Director, Europe, Mark McLaughlin, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Matthew on board. He has extensive experience and a strong track record of unlocking off-market situations and generating value through his network of contacts across agency, investors and debt providers in all sectors including Central London, alternatives and multi-sector portfolios”

“His proven real estate experience includes managing teams and operating-partner relationships, devising strategy, as well as engaging with joint venture partners and investors across the world.”

“Matthew will spearhead Cromwell’s UK activities as we continue to implement our ‘invest to manage’ strategy and build scale across our European platform,” Mr McLaughlin concluded.

Cromwell manages more than €7.3 billion of assets globally of which €3.7 billion are located in Europe.

Mr Bird stated, “This is a great moment to join the team as they look to leverage Cromwell’s established European platform of 20 office in 12 countries to increase assets under management across Europe and the UK.”

Actively involved within the industry, Mr Bird is a Board Member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF), and Chair of the IPF Next Generation Group, which has 600 members from more than 100 organisations with a focus on innovation, thematics, research and networking.

Mr Bird graduated with a First Class honours degree and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying from the University of Reading.