M&G Real Estate announces the appointment of Jan Low as head of acquisitions, Asia, and Jody Neale as associate director of Acquisitions, Japan. Low will be based in Singapore and will report to Jing Dong Lai, CIO and interim CEO, Asia, while Japan-based Neale will report to Ikeda Seiko, director of acquisitions, Japan.
Low will be responsible for leading the firm’s real estate acquisition activities, including sourcing and execution of core and value-add transactions across the Asia-Pacific region. He brings with him more than 16 years of real estate investment management experience in Asia, having built and led principal investment businesses and managed real estate investing efforts in various multinational organisations. Low was most recently the head of principal finance, Asia, at Macquarie Bank, where he headed the principal investment business in the region. Prior to that, Low ran his own real estate investment management company and held senior positions at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing.
Neale’s new role will focus primarily on investment opportunities and activities in Japan, including leading the sourcing and execution of both on- and off-market transactions. He joins M&G with a wealth of experience gained from a career spanning various global investment management firms and a year’s tenure as a partner at Conray, an independent advisory firm that provides investment and asset management services for alternative asset classes.