Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management Promotes Margaret Gipe McKnight, Beth-Anne Flynn, Jeremy Ford and John So

Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management announced the promotion of four senior executives, reflecting the continued global growth of the firm’s business. Margaret Gipe McKnight was named co-chief investment officer. Beth-Anne Flynn, Jeremy Ford and John So were named partners of the firm.

McKnight, a managing director who is based in San Francisco, will work closely with president and co-chief investment officer David M. Sherman on investment strategy and portfolio construction with a focus on the United States markets, with Sherman concentrating on international markets, as well as the firm’s global strategy. She joined the firm in 2006 from Cambridge Associates, where she led their real assets specialist consulting practice, advising clients on all aspects of building real assets portfolios. She spent eleven years with J.P. Morgan in its real estate equity investments unit and served on the investment team of the Argo Partnerships.

Flynn, a managing director in the firm’s Boston office,  is responsible for business development and client service. She has played a key role in the growth of the firm’s client relationships, both among institutions and high net worth individuals. She has more than 25 years of consultative sales and relationship management experience in the investment industry.

Ford is the leader of the firm’s operations in Europe. Prior to joining Metropolitan Real Estate in 2005, he was a management consultant with Simon-Kucher & Partners where he specialized in pricing and marketing strategies across a broad range of industries in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

So is responsible for business development and client service, and is also a managing director of its wholly owned subsidiary and sub-advisor, Metropolitan Real Estate Asia, based in Hong Kong. -Business Wire