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Simon brings a 25+ year track record of international real estate investment management to Tristan. He has worked with Founder and Executive Chairman/Chief Investment Officer Ric Lewis for over to 20 years and helped found Curzon Global Partners in London in 1999. Simon set up the firm’s strategy function and led the research team as it grew globally (as part of AEW). He continues to focus on developing Tristan’s research-led investment approach. He works closely with the firm’s investment and asset management teams, and actively participates in the portfolio management process. He has served on the Investment Committee and has worked on every deal the firm has executed since inception. Simon also works closely on a day-to-day basis with the client development team to ensure that clients are kept fully apprised of developments in the market and the implications for strategy.
Prior to joining Curzon Global Partners he headed DTZ's Fund Management and Investment Strategy Group and worked for CB Hillier Parker's investment research team. Simon has also held a series of academic posts working as a researcher at Cambridge University (Property Research Unit) and at Kingston University (Real Estate Faculty) in London. Simon was latterly the CBRE Professor of Real Estate Finance at the Henley Business School and still lectures occasionally at a number of universities, including at Cass Business School and Saïd Business School.