M&G Real Estate makes three high-level appointments

M&G Real Estate Asia, the real estate fund management arm of M&G Investments, has made three new appointments to its management team. Tenshin Ito joins as head of Japan whilst Richard van den Berg and Robert Walker join as fund manager and non-executive director of M&G’s core Asia property strategy, respectively.

Based in Tokyo and reporting to Chiang Ling Ng, chief executive and chief investment officer of M&G Real Estate Asia, Ito san will manage M&G Real Estate’s Japanese acquisitions and asset management teams. With over 25 years of real estate experience in Japan across all real estate sectors, he has held senior positions at IDERA Capital Management and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities in Tokyo. He joined M&G on July 3 from Tosei Asset Advisors where he sourced large-scale transactions and established their J-REIT business.

Joining M&G Real Estate’s Singapore team in mid-August is Richard van den Berg, who will manage M&G’s core Asia property strategy, replacing Scott Girard who is relocating to Australia. Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the Asian real estate markets with CBRE Global Investors, ING Real Estate Investment Management and Rodamco Asia.

Subject to regulatory approval, Robert Walker will join as an independent board director for M&G’s core Asia property strategy in November. He has nearly three decades in the property industry with senior Asia-based roles at Jones Lang LaSalle, Hines and Macquarie. He joins from ADIA (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority) where he was head of Asia-Pacific Real Estate from 2012 – 2017.