Protego Real Estate Investors has appointed Calum Barclay from Australian financial services company Mariner for its Nordic retail fund.
Barclay has become an associate, the firm said in a statement, and is based in the London office. He will report to Nordic retail fund manager, Ed Fenn-Smith.
Prior to joining Protego, he was investment manager for Mariner responsible for investment strategy and real estate acquisitions in Europe. He has also worked at property services firm DTZ as a surveyor.
Protego’s Nordic fund launched in 2007 and has around €1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) of assets in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark currently under management.
Towards the end of last year, the firm managed to refinance €266 million of loans taken out to acquire Swedish assets. Swedish banks SEB and DnB Nord provided the senior five-year facility. It also said €60 million of senior debt had been secured against the Nordic fund’s two Finnish regional shopping centres.