Our development capability

As well as buying and selling properties and real estate securities, we are experienced commercial real estate developers. We have a dedicated team in the UK and a specialist based in our Paris office. All our real estate fund managers can take advantage of this expertise in running their portfolios.

Our development projects include the purchase of land and the construction of new buildings, as well as the refurbishment and redevelopment of existing buildings. We are flexible in our approach, undertaking direct developments, appointing our own consultants and contractors where appropriate. We also undertake joint ventures, where the risks are shared. This allows us to spread, source and invest in a more diverse range of opportunities.

Daniel McHugh

Mark Watt

Head of Continental European Real Estate

Daniel joined the real estate industry in 1994 and is widely experienced in European and UK real estate investment and development. He joined Standard Life Investments in 2000 and has worked in investment, development, asset management and portfolio management. Daniel is currently responsible for all our Continental European business and is based in our Paris office.