Charles Foster Taylor, the head of real estate transactions in continental Europe at Swiss bank UBS, has died.
Foster Taylor, who had been suffering from cancer, passed away on Boxing Day.
Staff within UBS’s asset management group were told the news over the Christmas break, while the bank also intends to inform staff on the company’s internal website.
Foster Taylor was responsible for real estate transactions in Europe, excluding the UK.
His official title was head of real estate transactions area, global real estate, continental Europe.
He joined the Swiss bank in 2003 from Australia’s Lend Lease where he was chief executive officer of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Europe.
One person who worked with him at UBS said: “He was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed.”
As well as serving UBS, he was also a member of INREV’s membership committee.
The committee provides input and suggestions regarding the recruitment of new members, according to the group’s website.
UBS did not wish to comment. INREV was not immediately available for comment.