TIAA Henderson appoints Pramerica’s RE expert Victoria Sharpe


handshake dealTIAA Henderson Real Estate has appointed Pramerica real estate veteran Victoria Sharpe as global head of investor relations.

Sharpe will be responsible for the marketing, distribution and client service of TIAA’s Real Estate worldwide.

The new investor relations head will report to chief executive James Darkins. She will initially be based in TH Real Estate’s London office before moving to a permanent location in New York.

Sharpe joins TH Real Estate from Pramerica Asset Management, the asset management unit of Prudential Financial, of the US.

The new recruit was also with Pramerica Real Estate Investors for 13 years, where she led the strategy to restructure and grow the firm’s real estate business in Asia Pacific.

Before that, she worked at real estate investment management firm Capri Capital Limited Partnership.

Darkins said, “I’m delighted to welcome Victoria on board and to have access to her extensive global experience, and to her commitment to deliver superior service to our clients worldwide.

“Her diverse experience across the globe will help us enhance our own proposition for clients as we aim to improve our ability to respond to a growing range of investor requirements.”

TIAA says the appointment will help to bridge the firm’s global alliance real estate offering with its assets in the US which total around $73bn.

US life and health insurer TIAA-CREF teamed up with investment manager Henderson Global Investors in June last year to launch TIAA Henderson Global Real Estate.

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