DTZ Investors bolsters team hiring Ritesh Ramchandani as new Head of Debt Strategies & Capital Markets

Chris Cooper (left) and Ritesh Ramchandani (right).

DTZ Investors (DTZI) have announced the appointment of Ritesh Ramchandani as Head of Debt Strategies & Capital Markets. This senior hire builds on DTZI’s continued drive to broaden its growth strategy in UK and Europe.

Ramchandani specialises in capital raising for real estate strategies across the risk spectrum and played an instrumental role in DTZI’s recent acquisition of Tesco Distribution Centre, Ireland. He brings a wealth of experience from prior investment roles at GE Capital, Landmark Partners and Standard Chartered. Ramchandani has transacted over €8 billion of real estate investments across the capital structure and asset classes in UK, Europe & Asia-Pacific.

Chris Cooper, CEO of DTZ Investors commented: “As we expand our thematic funds, separate accounts and leveraged strategies, accessing broader capital markets will play an increasingly important role and with Ritesh coming on board our investors will see immediate benefits of this strategic appointment.”

2019 was an active year for DTZI with successes including the investment of c. €425 million across Europe on behalf of Asian investors in three separate deals. The firm also saw success with third party funds, achieving the first pre-let of its French Logistics Fund as well as partnering with The Collective to launch COLIV, the first unlisted collective investment vehicle investing in large scale, purpose-built co-living buildings in London, UK.

Ritesh Ramchandani, Head of Debt Strategies & Capital Markets at DTZ Investors said: “Joining the DTZI team at this juncture is an excellent opportunity to deliver on its growth objectives alongside a widely respected team of professional and institutional investors. Today, capital markets are highly diverse in terms of products and sources, my role will be focussed on capital raising to enhance investor returns across our leveraged strategies.”