He brings more than 25 years of investment, development and construction experience to the Company, having most recently been Managing Director of Oxford Properties’ UK business. He previously served as Head of Development in Europe for MGPA, the European and Asian real estate private equity group, recently acquired by Blackrock. His other experience includes working with construction firm Laing O’Rourke and with the investment and development arm of Lend Lease.
Tanja joins Cain Hoy to focus principally on debt investments. She previously spent two years in the Debt Investments and Special Situations team at LaSalle Investment Management, underwriting real estate mezzanine and whole loan transactions. Prior to that, her experience includes a number of real estate asset and investment management and real estate consultancy roles in various European countries. She holds a BA, with distinction, in Real Estate and Facility Management from Kufstein University of Applied Sciences and an MSc, with distinction, in Real Estate Finance from the University of Reading.
Jonathan Goldstein, Cain Hoy’s Chief Executive, said:
“Richard’s impressive experience within the property investment sector and his straightforward approach are an excellent fit for our business, while Tanja’s real estate debt experience and international background will further bolster our capabilities. With total equity and debt investments now surpassing £1.3bn, a joint venture with Galliard, major developments in Islington and Shoreditch, as well as further deals in the pipeline, these are exciting times for Cain Hoy, and Richard and Tanja will be valuable additions as our growth continues.”
Richard Pilkington said:
“Cain Hoy is currently one of the most dynamic players in the UK property industry, having quickly established itself in the market through a number of impressive deals. This is a great time to be joining and I look forward to working with the existing team as the business looks for further opportunities to deploy capital in Europe’s best real estate opportunities.”
Tanja Ennsgraber said:
“Cain Hoy is already well respected in the real estate finance space with its high-calibre debt team, led by John Cole, having completed numerous significant transactions in a relatively short timeframe. The Company’s nimbleness and fresh approach make this an exciting move and I look forward to working with the team to underwrite further innovative debt deals.”