Invesco Real Estate (IRE) has appointed Mike Bessell as senior director of European Research Strategist to head up the firm’s research team across Europe and to add further depth of experience to the firm’s in-house global research team, spearheaded by Tim Bellman.
Bessell will also play a key role in IRE Europe’s investment strategy group by providing greater standardisation on the analysis of investment mandates.
With over 12 years’ research experience across the UK and Europe Bessell joins IRE from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was head of European real estate equity research.
Andy Rofe, managing director of Europe, Invesco Real Estate commented: “Bessell’s appointment is key to our business, both globally and in Europe. Based in London, Paris and Munich, he will strengthen and grow our research capabilities at a time when our clients increasingly seek strategic direction for achieving their investment objectives, whether it be global or multi-asset diversification, income-creation or higher-returning opportunities.”