Aviva Investors has made two senior appointments for its real estate unit.
The firm hired Daniel McHugh (pictured) as head of UK real estate and Melanie Collett as head of real estate asset management.
McHugh has more than 20 years’ experience in property investment, most recently as head of continental European real estate investment at Standard Life Investments.
In his new role, McHugh will be responsible for all direct real estate activity in Aviva Investors' specialist fund management, asset management and transaction teams.
Collett also has over 20 years’ experience in real estate debt and equity, most recently as head of asset management at Round Hill Capital from November 2015 to March 2018.
She will be responsible for the firm’s sector-focused asset management teams, development management and project management capabilities.
Ed Casal, chief executive, Aviva Investors real estate, commented: ‘I am delighted to welcome Daniel and Melanie to Aviva Investors in what are key roles for our real estate business.
'Both Daniel and Melanie have a wealth of experience in the UK and European markets. This, combined with their clear leadership qualities, will be invaluable as we look to strengthen our position in the UK and globally.’