Thor Equities, a global leader in urban real estate development, leasing and management, has announced the appointment of James Smith as Executive Director, Asset Management.
An MRICS qualified investment expert focused on pan-European real estate, Mr. Smith has sourced, executed and run billions of euros worth of transactions in Western, Central and Eastern Europe over the past two decades.
Previously, he was Senior Transaction Manager at Atrium European Real Estate, where he led the centralized Amsterdam M&A team throughout the CEE markets. Before that, Mr. Smith was in investment management at Balmain Asset Management, European transaction management at Goodman, and acquisitions and development at Europa Capital.
“We are pleased to welcome James to our London office, where he will lead the European asset management team as we continue to locate and acquire properties in key global gateway cities including London, Paris, Madrid and Milan,” said Melissa Gliatta, COO of Thor Equities.
Thor Equities is a leader in the development, leasing and management of commercial, residential, retail, hotel and mixed-use assets in premier urban locations worldwide. The company’s European assets include the newly acquired 5 Puerta del Sol, 11 Puerta del Sol, and 16 Calle Fuencarral in Madrid; 26 Via della Spiga in Milan; 102 Ave. des Champs-Elysees, 51-53 Blvd. Haussmann, and 32 Rue des Archives in Paris; and 65 Blvd. de la Croisette in Cannes.
Thor also owns a number of properties in London including 1 Dover St., 145 Oxford St., 105-109 Oxford St., and Bond Street House at 14 Clifford St. as well as Burlington Arcade, a historical and architectural masterpiece.