M&G Real Estate welcomes Olivier Vellay as Head of Continental Investment

Olivier Vellay

M&G Real Estate, the real estate fund management arm of M&G Investments, has appointed Olivier Vellay as Head of Investment, Continental Europe. He reports to Tony Brown, Chief Investment Officer, and will be based at M&G Real Estate’s Paris office.

Olivier joins from Quarters Capital, where as founder he advised top tier private equity funds on investments in France. Prior to this he was managing director, Europe Acquisitions, at MGPA’s real estate private equity arm, where after having establishing MGPA’s French business, he recruited and led its pan-Europe acquisitions team. Previous experience also includes time at Morgan Stanley and General Electric Real Estate.

At M&G Real Estate Olivier will identify assets for investment, develop new fund and separate account opportunities and support the growth ambitions for M&G Real Estate’s Continental European business as it continues to invest on behalf of and alongside pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies.

Tony Brown comments: “With the increase in domestic and cross border demand for real estate in Continental Europe we are attracting significant new capital to our European product range. The recruitment of Olivier will provide us with the senior level of on the ground experience we need to invest these capital flows wisely and reflects our commitment to grow our operational platform in response to clients’ needs.”

Oliver Vellay adds: “I am thrilled to join a leading real estate fund management company with a solid track record and an experienced, talented team. I look forward to supporting M&G Real Estate’s expansion in a region which currently offers a highly diversified pool of investment opportunities.”