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Stewart Bennett

Global Head of Alternatives, BMO Global Asset Management

Stewart Bennett joined the business in May 2019 as Global Head of Alternatives. Stewart oversees BMO Global Asset Management’s newly formed Global Alternatives offering, incorporating its existing private equity, real estate and real estate securities businesses, which will provide investors with a broader range of innovative real asset investment solutions.

Stewart is responsible for developing and executing BMO Global Asset Management’s alternative investments global growth strategy, building on the track record of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns by effectively leveraging synergies across the three businesses and significantly expanding its reach globally.

Stewart joined BMO Global Asset Management with 25 years of experience in investment banking and private equity, including 10 years as a partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at Ondra Partners, the London based independent investment banking firm. His previous experience includes Dresdner Kleinwort, where he was Managing Director and Head of FIG, Strategic Advisory, and the private equity firm Botts & Company.

Iris Schoberl

Managing Director, BMO Real Estate Partners Germany

Iris Schöberl is Managing Director of BMO Real Estate Partners Germany and a member of the executive committee. Iris founded the REIT Asset Management GmbH Deutschland in January 2000, which was merged with F&C in 2008 and since 2015 is a part of Bank of Montreal. Today BMO Real Estate Partners Germany is an acknowledged fund initiator and asset manager with more than €2.7 billion assets under management and a successful track record of closed deals a above €4.3 billion.

Iris has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate sector. Prior to founding REIT Asset Management GmbH Germany, she held the position of Director at Hypovereinsbank’s Real Estate Financing Division. In addition Iris Schöberl is a member of the Supervisory Board of the real estate developer ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG (since 2012), chairwoman of ZIA´s committee for “Handel” (trade, since 2013) and a founding member of the association Women in the Real Estate Industry (“Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft “, www.immo-frauen.de).

Richard Kirby

Director, Property Funds

Richard Kirby is Director of Property Funds at BMO Real Estate Partners having joined in 1990. He became a member of the executive committee in August 2010.

Richard is lead manager of the flagship F&C Commercial Property Trust, an investment trust domiciled in Guernsey with assets of approximately £1.2bn.

He has been a fund manager since 1995 initially with responsibility for Friends Provident unitised funds and then for the retail assets across client portfolios.

Responsibilities include advising on and implementing on portfolio strategy, sales, acquisitions, asset enhancement and management. Prior to joining BMO Real Estate Partners, Richard gained experience in professional practice and an investment agency. Richard is a chartered surveyor.

Ian Kelley

Managing Director, Head of France, Benelux & Southern Europe

Ian is Managing Director, Head of France, Benelux & Southern Europe within BMO Real Estate Partners and became a member of the executive committee in March 2017.

Ian is responsible for developing our business in France and across Europe, to complement the current platform. He supports BMO REP’s strategy in Europe, which includes developing new cross-border, pan-European “core / core+” funds for institutional clients as well as “Value-Add” club-deals for private wealth clients.

Ian has over 18 years of experience in the European real estate market, of which over 10 years were with CBRE Global Investors where he co-launched several pan-European funds with a market value totalling over €2.5 billion.

Ian is French-American and studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, followed by post-graduate studies at Columbia University and Harvard Business School.

Angus Henderson

Head of Business Development

Angus is Head of Business Development within BMO Real Estate Partners and became a member of the executive committee in March 2017.

Angus joined the company in July 2009 and leads the business development team responsible for targeting new business opportunities, working with new partners and the launch of new structures. He works across the platform focusing on the growth of the existing product range as well as new products and joint ventures and with a diverse investor base.

Angus joined from AXA REIM, one of the largest real estate managers globally, where he worked as a Business Development Manager responsible for launching new products in Europe and Asia across the risk spectrum and all sectors. He worked across the group on a number of successful product launches.

Angus holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in Economics from The University of Edinburgh.

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