Schroder Real Estate Fund joins 'European Tech Cities'
We are delighted that Makoto Fukui, Head of Central London at Schroder Real Estate Fund (SREF) will join our discussions on 'Cambridge and European Tech Cities' on 3 December. SREF has just made its first Cambridge investment in One Cambridge Square (the anchor office building for the Cambridge North development), and Makoto took a leading role in the transaction. Makoto is responsible for the fund's London assets, including Jubilee House, West India Quay, and Kensington Village.
Makoto joined Schroders in 2016 as Director of Strategic Partnerships, which saw him focus on developing key relationships with major global investors, arranging joint ventures and executing bespoke investment and asset management initiatives.
Prior to joining Schroders, Makoto spent 19 years at the Japanese property company Mitsui Fudosan where he led the business' London investment and joint venture transactions such as 5 Hanover Square in Mayfair, One Angel Court in the City of London, Television Centre in White City, and a strategic corporate investment in property developer Stanhope PLC.
The Schroder Real Estate Fund was launched in 1971 and is Schroders' largest real estate fund. It provides investors with diversified exposure to £2.3 billion of UK commercial real estate, and is managed by a highly experienced team.
SREF attracts investment from a growing range of international markets and anticipates increased interest from sovereign wealth funds and the investment community in Japan, South Korea and the Middle East in particular. The portfolio includes increased exposure to London sub-markets, particularly emerging business and social hubs as well as industrial properties and carefully selected destination retail and alternative property classes within winning towns and cities across the UK.
'Cambridge and European Technology Cities' follows Future Cities Forums 'Science Cities' debates at Cambridge University in November 2019 and online in October 2020.