Round Hill appoints US operations head

Rob Reiskin has joined the London-based firm after five years at Heitman.

Round Hill Capital has hired Rob Reiskin to lead its US operations, the firm said Tuesday.

The London-based real estate investment firm tapped Reiskin to focus on both strategic support in Europe and on growing the firm’s US business. PERE understands that Round Hill plans to begin by focusing largely on US investors rather than on investments in the country.

The firm has had a US presence since its founding in 2002, with one office in Wilmington, Delaware.

Reiskin joins Round Hill in a new position as senior managing director and sits on its executive and investment committees.

Reiskin left Heitman’s London office in April after five years. As the co-head of Europe, he was a member of various Heitman committees, including global investment strategy, European investment and European management. A spokeswoman for Heitman declined to comment.

Prior to his time at Heitman, Reiskin was the head of investments for over a decade at Curzon Global Partners, a joint venture between London and Paris-based real estate investment manager AEW Europe and property services firm DTZ, now part of peer Cushman & Wakefield.

“I have known Rob for 15 years and appreciate the depth of his experience, the strength of his investment judgment and his ability to deliver, all of which will prove invaluable,” Michael Bickford, Round Hill’s founder, said in Tuesday’s statement. “He is extremely well placed not only to provide additional leadership for our European business, but also to grow our business in the US.”

Earlier this month, PERE reported that Round Hill had expanded into the Nordics region with the acquisition of a portfolio of logistics and industrial assets for approximately $200 million in partnership with StepStone Group Real Estate, the New York-based investment advisor.

Round Hill has invested more than €6 billion of capital in European real estate since its founding in 2002.