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Internos adds partner

The London-based start-up, Internos Real Investors, has hired Richard Peskin, the recently-retired chairman of quoted property company Great Portland Estate. He joins the firm as a capital partner.

Internos Real Investors, the London-based private equity real estate firm that is raising its debut fund, has appointed Richard Peskin as a capital partner.

Peskin is a financial backer of Internos and is joining the firm having retired as chairman of quoted UK property company Great Portland Estates earlier this month.

He joins Internos as the firm completes fundraising on its debut property fund, according to sources.

The firm was established last year by Jos Short and Andrew Thornton to invest in all sectors across Europe.

Short spent seven years at the European real estate arm of US firm Pramerica before leaving to set up on his own. Thornton is a former chief operating officer of Invesco Real Estate Europe. Internos is named after the Latin for “between us”, and the philosophy of “the decisive eye”.

Peskin, who entertained guests at his retirement party at London's Claridges hotel last week with a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, said in a statement: “I intend to spend a good deal of time at Internos in-between singing lessons.”