About us


M&G Real Estate is recognised as one of the world’s leading property investors. We invest across all sectors with a portfolio that spans 29 countries.

We’re part of M&G, an international savings and investment business with the ambition to deliver long term value for our investors, while working together to create a more positive future. M&G Real Estate is the specialist property manager for M&G.

Globally we manage more than £33.7 billion of assets* on behalf of clients, providing a range of funds and bespoke solutions including segregated mandates, joint ventures and co-investment opportunities.

Our approach

Decades of experience in buying, selling and managing properties has shaped our investment approach, which focuses on identifying fundamentally well located assets that are underpinned by favourable structural and demographic trends.

Access to new opportunities and the ability to offer a range of innovative solutions spanning the full risk spectrum, is supported by our scale, experience, depth of knowledge and strong industry relationships in the markets where we operate.

Investing with purpose

As a responsible investor, our goal is to deliver better outcomes for our investors and society. Promoting environmental excellence; health, wellbeing and occupier experience; and a positive contribution to society are the core pillars of focus. Against this backdrop, we aim to create dynamic and sustainable places that are inclusive of everyone.

By driving environmental improvements and increasing the operational efficiency of our buildings, we are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions across our global real estate portfolio by 2050. Over 30% of our global asset portfolio (by value) has a green building certification, and we continue to drive asset certification to provide independent verification of our assets sustainability credentials.

Based on the 2019 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey which assesses the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios and assets in public, private and direct sectors, around 31% of our global asset portfolio (by value) has a Green building certification. All ten of our participating funds in the survey were awarded a Green Star rating.

M&G responsible investing reports, policies & principles


*As of 30 June 2020

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United Kingdom

From London to Edinburgh, view our recent transactions in the United Kingdom totalling £21.52bn.

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Continental Europe

Investments across all major markets in Europe. View our European transactions totalling over £5.0bn.

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Asia-Pacific

Investments in South Korea, Japan and Australia. View our Asia-Pacific transactions totalling $4.8bn.

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Board of Directors

Tony Brown 
Global Head of M&G Real Estate

Tony became Head of M&G Real Estate in April 2018 after four years as Chief Investment Officer. He has 28 years’ real estate investment experience across the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia. Before joining M&G Real Estate in 2014, he was managing director of Lend Lease Investment Management, EMEA, where he oversaw a business managing £4.5bn of real estate and infrastructure funds. Prior to this, Tony spent 14 years at Schroder Investment Management, latterly as fund director, where he managed the Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust, with investment in circa £10bn of assets. Tony started his career with Cushman and Wakefield as a graduate surveyor where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).

Will Nicoll
CIO, Private and Alternative Assets

Will was appointed CIO, Private and Alternative Assets in February 2020 which covers private debt, real estate, private infrastructure equity and teams investing in third party funds. Prior to this he served as Head of Institutional Fixed Income and was previously co-head of Alternative Credit where he was responsible for the development of various products for institutional investors.

Will joined M&G in 2004. Prior to this he was Head of European Credit at Henderson Global Investors and before this, worked at Cazenove & Co in corporate bond research and fund management.

Will graduated from Tinity College, Cambridge University  in Natural Sciences and is a CFA charter-holder and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Martin Towns
Head of UK Commercial and Global Capital Partnerships, M&G Real Estate

Martin is a member of the board of M&G Real Estate and a member of the Investment Committee. Martin leads a team of fund management and investment professionals, managing a variety of pooled and segregated real estate strategies for institutional and retail clients, in the UK and internationally. With more than 18 years experience in real estate fund management, Martin joined the business in 2010 and has held a number of investment and fund management roles. Prior to this, he was Fund Manager and Director of Commercial Property at Close Brothers, responsible for establishing and managing a series of property funds in the UK and Europe. He also held roles at Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management, has a BLE (Hons) in Land Economy from the University of Aberdeen, holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a member of the RICS and the Investment Property Forum.

JD Lai
CIO and interim CEO, Asia, M&G Real Estate

Jing Dong Lai (JD) began his career at M&G in October 2016 as Director, Head of Acquisitions, APAC and Head of Japan prior to taking on his new role as CIO and interim CEO, Asia, in 2021. He has more than 18 years of experience in Asia real estate markets, having worked in a number of the region’s financial hubs including Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Prior to this, he was Director & Head of Investments at Straits Real Estate, where he managed an Asia Pacific investment mandate across multiple asset classes including office, retail and residential. He has also held senior positions at Goldman Sachs’ real estate principal investment area (REPIA) in Japan and Singapore, and Carlyle Asia Real Estate Partners in Hong Kong. He started his career as an analyst in the International Principal Finance Group of Shinsei Bank, focusing on acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios.  JD graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations.

Sanjeev Sharma
Chief Property Portfolio Officer

Sanjeev has responsibility for Portfolio Management (consisting of the management of direct Property related Services Suppliers, Insurance, Financial Risk, Customer Relationship Management and Health & Safety and Major Incident Management); Operational teams (Management Information & Platform Strategy, Business Solutions, Funds Governance, Funds Change Management & Transaction Support, Fund Administration and Luxembourg) and first line Operational Risk. Sanjeev also has board responsibility for Portfolio Fund Finance. Sanjeev has been a board member of M&G Real Estate since 2001.

José Pellicer
Head of Investment Strategy

José Pellicer joined M&G Real Estate as Head of Investment Strategy in August 2019. He is responsible for setting the investment strategy across the fund range as well as overseeing the development of new products. He has over 20 years research and investment strategy experience in the UK and Continental Europe. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Research at Patrizia AG and a partner at Rockspring PIM prior to its acquisition by Patrizia. He has also worked at Goldman Sachs in the Property Derivatives team and at AEW, where he was Head of its London research operation. Jose began his career in 2000 as a general economist at Deutsche Bank and moved into the real estate division in 2002. José holds a Masters of Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School, a Masters in Quantitative Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain and a Bachelors degree from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Marc Reijnen
Head of Investment and Asset Management, Continental Europe, Paris

Marc is a member of the board of M&G Real Estate and a member of the Investment Committee. Marc leads a team of investment and asset management professionals and leads the continental European team across six offices. With more than 30 years’ experience in real estate fund and investment management, Marc joined the business in 2016. Prior to this he was at CBRE Global Investors in Paris, where he held the position of Fund Management Director on two funds and was a member of the European retail board and French country board. Before joining CBRE he was Head of Asset Management for Grosvenor in Europe, and also worked at Richard Ellis International in London and Frankfurt. Marc is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).. Marc holds an MA degree in Property Valuation and Law from City University London and a Civil Law degree from Leiden University. He is fluent in English, Dutch, German and French.