People Moves: Fiera Real Estate appoints Charles Allen as UK CEO from Ernst & Young's Real Estate Corporate Finance Team
Press Release - Fiera Real Estate UK Limited ("FRE UK") is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Allen to the role of Head of FRE UK, effective 1st July 2022. He will be responsible for the management of FRE UK and the successful execution of its business strategy.
Charles will take over from Alex Price who will be remaining at FRE UK and moving into a Vice-Chairman role to support the growth of the global business, and more particularly, the firm's expansion into continental Europe.
Charles has been at FRE UK since 2013 and is currently the Head of Transactions, responsible for overseeing the firm's acquisitions, disposals and new business development, working closely with the operating partner network.
Prior to joining FRE UK, Charles worked in the Corporate Finance team at Ernst & Young where he focussed on capital raising, M&A and restructuring. Charles qualified as a Chartered surveyor whilst working at BNP Paribas Real Estate.
Charles Allen, Head of Transactions, FRE UK commented:
"I am excited to be given the opportunity to shape FRE UK's journey and I look forward to leading the organisation into its next chapter, delivering continued growth, and building on the success that the UK business has experienced over the past years."
Alex Price, CEO, FRE UK commented:
"I am delighted to be handing the role to Charles. He has the skillset required to further advance the successful integration of FRE UK into Fiera Capital and I believe he can lead the UK team through its next stage with a fresh perspective and new ideas."
John Valentini, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Private Markets commented:
"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Charles on his promotion and I look forward to working with him in his new role, to continue the successful growth of the UK business. I would also like to sincerely thank Alex for leading the evolution of the UK business to this point and am excited to see his role expand to help support the global business."