Hubbard switches from CBRE to InfraRed

Robin Hubbard, formerly an executive director with fundraising responsibility at real estate giant CBRE, has joined InfraRed Capital’s investor relations team to focus on real estate and infrastructure.

InfraRed Capital Partners (InfraRed), the London-based firm with $5 billion of equity capital in real estate and infrastructure funds, has appointed Robin Hubbard as an investment director in its investor relations team.

A statement from InfraRed said Hubbard has 20 years’ experience in investment banking. He was most recently at CBRE, the global real estate services provider, where he raised debt and equity for listed and unlisted real estate companies and funds. He had previously been head of Europe for placement agent Probitas Partners and an executive director in the private placement team at NM Rothschild.

InfraRed says it has raised more than £1 billion (€1.2 billion; $1.6 billion) since spinning out from HSBC in May last year (the firm was previously known as HSBC Specialist Investments). In October, it closed InfraRed Fund III infrastructure fund on $1.2 billion, beating a $1 billion target. It is also the investment adviser to the London-listed HICL Infrastructure Company, which raised £250 million last month.

InfraRed’s real estate funds include the InfraRed European Active Real Estate Fund, which launched in 2008. It also has five real estate funds targeting the UK and one focused on Asia. As well as London, the firm has offices in Paris, New York and Hong Kong.      

As revealed by PERE earlier this month, the company is back on the fundraising trail with its second Chinese real estate fund, InfraRed NF China Real Estate Fund II. The firm is understood to be targeting approximately $700 million of equity commitments for the vehicle with a view to investing the capital in between eight and 15 assets.