Henderson Park hires from Aermont and Situs

The London-based real estate investment manager has added two senior executives to its growing investment team. The firm has now made fives hires since it was launched in September by founding partner Nick Weber. 

Henderson Park, the London-based real estate investment manager, has appointed Mrinal Jalan, formerly of London-based private equity real estate firm Aermont, as principal and Dennis Schiloff, formerly of Houston-based loan servicing firm Situs Europe, as director.

Jalan, who has over 13 years of experience investing across a variety of real estate asset classes was a principal at Aermont. Prior to that, Jalan was a senior associate with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing working on the UK acquisitions team.

Schiloff, who has 10 years of experience working in real estate and infrastructure markets, was a vice-president in the real estate advisory group at Situs Europe, supporting the execution of European real estate joint ventures and investments for a select group of clients. Prior to that, he spent five years in VTB Capital's real estate and infrastructure private equity group and two years at Hadron Investments.

Based in Henderson Park’s office in London Victoria, the firm said both new recruits will build on its strategy of executing value-add and opportunistic real estate deals across the main markets of Western Europe.

Founder Nick Weber said he believed the two appointments were evidence of the business delivering on its ambition to rapidly establish itself as a leading player in the European real estate market. “Both Mrinal and Dennis bring with them a great deal of highly relevant private equity real estate experience and impressive professional track records which make them ideal for our growing business,” said Weber.

“The breadth of opportunities that we’re seeing in the market is very encouraging and we look forward to leveraging our growing team’s skillset to ensure we continue to gain access to the best deals and to manage our expanding portfolio in the most effective manner possible,” Weber added.

Weber launched Henderson Park in September after receiving $500 million of backing from Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm Stone Point Capital, sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority, and New York and Kuwait-based investment manager, Wafra Investment Advisory Group.

In November, the firm made its first acquisition – Le Méridien Etoile hotel, the largest hotel in Paris, for a figure thought to be in the region of €365 million. During the same month, the firm hired Michael Jenkinson, from Goldman Sachs, and Adel Oucherif, from CQS, as principals, while a month later it appointed Christophe Kuhbier, from TwentyTwo Real Estate, as managing director.