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Five new appointments strengthen KPMG’s real estate practice

New appointments strengthen KPMG’s real estate practice

KPMG has today announced five new appointments to its real estate corporate finance advisory practice. The team focuses on M&A, Capital Advisory and Strategic Advice to public and private sector land owners.


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These appointments will enable KPMG to expand its real estate offer to clients, and deepen its professional expertise and insight into the UK and international real estate markets. 

The new team members are Fabian Watts, Michel Andrew Heller, Tariq Hayat, Michael Gallagher and Edward Martin. They each bring significant complimentary skills and experience to the team. 

  • Fabian joins from Savills and has previously worked at Aviva Investors and DTZ. He is a qualified chartered surveyor and has over 15 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate.
  • Michel, also a qualified chartered surveyor, previously worked at CBRE in the real estate corporate finance team, then latterly at corporate finance boutique, the Till Group. 
  • Tariq is a chartered accountant who has previously worked within the corporate finance adviser at Lazard and BDO. He has also had experience within government at the Shareholder Executive. 
  • Michael joins from McBains Cooper, is a qualified quantity surveyor and was previously an equity analyst for Aviva Investors, covering the European construction and REIT sectors.
  • Edward joins from Network Rail, where he structured and managed a number of high profile development projects. He was previously at GVA property consultants. 

Fabian and Tariq have already started at KPMG, Michel joins in May and both Michael and Edward will join the firm in June.

Stephen Barter, Chair of KPMG’s Real Estate Advisory practice, commented: “The appointment of these five highly experienced professionals shows both KPMG’s commitment to growing our real estate practice and the strength we already have in the market, which has enabled us to attract such high calibre expertise.   

“We are clear that our business plan is to deliver a comprehensive range of services to UK and international clients, to enhance our access to capital, as well as our transaction and strategic advisory capabilities. As a result, our clients can participate in the real estate market with insight and confidence. I look forward to the team working together to deliver this result.”

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