Lendlease announces Austin Mitchell as new Head of Equity Capital Markets, Europe
- 25 Jul 2023
Austin joins Lendlease with a 22-year track record of delivering organic and inorganic strategic growth through transactions and developing, raising, and executing investment strategies and products for institutional investors. At Lendlease, Austin will be responsible for building, developing, and maintaining institutional investor relationships and developing products and strategies to grow Lendlease’s European business. This will build on Austin’s extensive global experience of institutional investment management, operating platforms, and institutional relationships.
Having successfully led large cross-functional teams throughout his career, Austin has executed complex transactions and launched new strategies across the US, Europe, and APAC, including the landmark TIAA-Henderson acquisition in 2014 (now Nuveen Real Estate). His experience makes Austin an ideal candidate to work closely with Lendlease’s European and Global New Business and Capital Markets teams, Investment Management and Development businesses, as Lendlease continues to invest in the capabilities assist in the development of executable third-party capital solutions.
Fabien Toscano, Managing Director, Investment Management for Lendlease Europe, said: “Austin brings a wealth of expertise to our team and a history of delivering astute investment strategies throughout his career. This will be of huge benefit as we deliver our pipeline of major projects around the UK and continental Europe alongside strategies in the U.S and Asia-Pacific.”
Austin Mitchell said: “Lendlease has great credentials as a partner for leading institutional investors, with a fully integrated model including deep development and innovative operational capabilities, alongside its uncompromising sustainability standards and ability to co-invest alongside investors. They also have a great reputation for adding value and an impressive culture, I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the team as it implements its ambitious plans to grow its range of products and solutions for clients.”
Following his completion of a MPhil Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, and as a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Austin held various Global Leadership positions for Nuveen Real Estate across a 17-year career at the firm before leaving at the end of 2022. Austin started his career at King Sturge (now JLL) and Schroders and most recently served as a Senior Advisor to Savills.
Lendlease (www.lendlease.com) is a globally integrated real estate group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. We create places where communities thrive. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Lendlease has approximately 7,800 employees globally. Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Investments, Development and Construction. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage in delivering innovative integrated solutions for our customers.