City Moves for 14 May 2018 - who's switching jobs at Reed Smith, Neptune Investment Management and Tunstall Real Estate Asset Management?

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Today's City Moves cover legal eagles, investment management and property. Take a look at these movers and shakers:

Reed Smith

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the appointment of Nick Harris as a partner in its London real estate practice. Nick joins from Mishcon de Reya, where he has been a legal director in the firm’s real estate department since 2015. Nick’s area of focus is commercial real estate, with a particular emphasis on complex development work and high-value investment sales and acquisitions. He is also a keen supporter of innovation within the industry and recently served as a mentor to Orbital Witness, a proptech start-up company. Prior to joining Mishcon de Reya, Nick worked for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), where he was responsible for the property, utilities and other operational contracts relating to LOCOG’s occupation and running of the Olympic Park and Athletes’ Village. Today he represents a broad range of clients, from private investors and entrepreneurs to developers, property companies and occupiers, across the office, residential, retail and leisure sectors. Clients Nick has acted for include Almacantar, Berkeley Homes, Commercial Estates Group, Napier Capital Management, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and TK Maxx.

Neptune Investment Management

Neptune Investment Management has appointed Theodora Zemek to the newly-created role of head of fixed income strategy. Theodora will lead Neptune’s fixed income strategy and research globally, reporting to CEO Robin Geffen and working closely with James Dowey, chief economist and CIO. Her experience includes some of the most senior positions in fund management over a 30-year career. She was previously global head of fixed income at Axa Investment Managers, head of fixed income at New Star Investment Management, and CIO and global head of fixed income at M&G Investment Management. She is a non-executive director of BlackRock Global Investors UK.


Tunstall Real Estate Asset Management, the pan-European alternative investment management firm, announces that it has further expanded its senior team with the appointment of Noel Manns as a senior adviser, joining Steve Smith and Gerald Parkes on Tunstall’s advisory board. With over 35 years of pan European property industry experience, Noel has held multiple senior positions including building a successful investment management business before the successful introduction of Mitsubishi Estate as a new majority shareholder. Noel’s current roles include chairing a property firm in the west of England and sitting on several property advisory boards including that for the proposed New University in Hereford.

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