AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets (“AXA IM – Real Assets”), a global leader in real asset investments and the leading(1) real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe, announces that it has strengthened its global management team with a senior appointment having hired John O’Driscoll as European Head of Transactions.
As European Head of Transactions, John O’Driscoll, will report directly to AXA IM – Real Assets’ CEO, Isabelle Scemama, and will oversee the sourcing, selection and execution of the acquisitions that AXA IM – Real Assets undertakes each year on behalf of clients. Based in London and working closely alongside the local asset and fund management teams, John will manage AXA IM – Real Assets’ c.30-strong market leading European transactions team which has completed around €15 billion of transactions over the past three years. As part of his role, John will contribute to the investment strategies for both AXA IM – Real Assets and its clients and will be a member of its Investment Committee.
John has over 15-years’ experience in international real estate investment banking and investment advisory and joins from global real estate advisory services firm JLL, where he has been CEO of Corporate Finance and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for the EMEA region since 2014. Prior to JLL, John spent eight years at Deutsche Bank where, having joined as an Associate in 2006, he was promoted through to EMEA Head of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging M&A. John joined Deutsche after four years in the EMEA Real Estate Investment Banking team at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
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