Palmer Capital appoints ex-Townsend exec Nick Cooper

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business-tie-602266-mUK real estate fund manger Palmer Capital has appointed former Townsend principal and real estate expert Nick Cooper as director and deputy chairman.

Cooper is responsible for overseeing the growth of the business by supporting nine Palmer-backed UK properties and further developing its investment relations team.

He will be supporting Palmer’s offices in continental Europe and Asia.

Cooper previously held the role of a principal of the Townsend Group based both the UK and USA. Before that, he was CEO of ING Real Estate.

The exec is also the former chairman of the Association of Real Estate Funds in the UK, a leading property industry group open to fund managers and others involved in the property industry.

Palmer Capital chief executive Alex Price said, “Nick was the first investor into our first fund, over 10 years ago. We know him well, and respect his ability to help shape and grow our business.

“He will provide more senior leadership to match the recent expansion of our overall business.”

In June this year CBRE partnered up with UK firm Palmer Capital in a four-year project to develop and manage UK real estate sites, as well as acquiring sites with change of use potential.

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