Aviva Investors has hired former Institutional Real Estate Letter managing director Steve Felix as head of marketing for its North America multi-manager funds.
Felix will work with Aviva’s global multi-manager real estate team, including its fund of funds group, in building investor relations and promoting funds. Aviva’s real estate operations have more than $12.8 billion under management, according to a statement.
Felix is a real estate writing veteran and was particularly well-known for his “On the Road” column. Latterly, he has also written for PERE.
Aviva Investors chief investment officer, multi-manager real estate, Ed Casal, said the appointment was timely as the current credit crisis would create “significant opportunities” in North America over the coming months.
The multi-manager real estate group has reviewed more than 800 funds covering core, value-added, opportunistic and secondary real estate strategies, the statement added. The group has 13 investment professionals in New York, London and Singapore.