Richard Dean

Head of UK Real Estate Execution

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Richard Dean is Head of UK Real Estate Execution within CBRE Investment Management. In this role, he leads the UK real estate operator/execution capabilities, overseeing transactions, asset management and (re)development activities across all UK direct real estate mandates. He collaborates closely with other regional operator heads and sector leaders to ensure that a consistent approach is being implemented across EMEA and globally.

Previously, Richard was Head of UK Transactions, a Senior Fund Manager for the CBRE UK Long Income Fund and responsible for managing two pension schemes, together with two insurance mandates, totalling around £1 billion in AUM. In addition, Richard was the Senior Fund Manager of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme, prior to its merger with the CBRE UK Property Fund.

Richard joined the firm’s graduate training scheme in 2001, having previously worked at EC Harris. Within CBRE Investment Management, Richard has been involved in the property fund management of a number of the firm’s segregated account pension fund and insurance company clients, gaining a wide breadth of experience. Between 2007 and 2010, Richard played a key part in the restructuring of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme. This involved devising and implementing asset management initiatives to improve performance, strategic sales and identifying new opportunities to invest capital. More recently, Richard played a central part in the merger of ESPS with CBRE UKPF and had overall responsibility for approximately £200 million of property sales. Since 2010, Richard has been centrally involved in winning three new start-up separate account mandates, with a combined objective of investing approximately £800 million. As a result, Richard has a strong market focus and has transacted approximately 120 properties over this period.

Richard is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is also FCA-approved under section 59 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to undertake regulated activities, having obtained the Investment Management Certificate in 2004. Richard graduated from the University of Manchester in June 2000 with a BA (Hons) degree in Geography and also holds a diploma in Estate Management from London South Bank University.