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Co-Head of Global Real Estate Securities
Presentation: Covid 19 has disrupted real estate markets dramatically. Is your portfolio positioned for change?
Covid 19 has accelerated many existing trends which were already impacting real estate markets. E commerce and working from home trends have been accelerated by many years and are eroding the value of retail and office assets. In contrast, sub sectors like logistics and data centres are proving to be the most resilient assets to own. The pandemic, digitization, sustainability and urbanization are all contributing to a fast evolving real estate markets. If real estate portfolios do not adapt to this new world it will be a painful experience for investors.
Tom Walker is Co-Head of Global Real Estate Securities at Schroders, which involves being responsible for the investment strategy of the Schroder Global Cities Real Estate, Schroder ISF Global Property Securities, Schroder Global Real Estate Securities Income and Schroder ISF Asia Pacific Property Securities. The total AUM is approximately £1.1bn GBP. He joined Schroders in 2014 and is based in London.Tom was a Deputy Head of Global Listed Real Estate at AMP Capital from 2005 to 2014, which involved being responsible for investment, team management and client relationships.He was in the Valuation, Funds Management, Advisory departments at Jones Lang LaSalle from 1999 to 2005, located in both London and Sydney.
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