Richard Pilkington

Richard joined Cain International in 2015 and is responsible for leading the firm’s investment and asset management activities across Europe. Since 2015 Richard has built an experienced multi-disciplined team, overseen the development of the UK portfolio and expanded the firm into Continental Europe.

Prior to joining Cain International, Richard was managing director at Oxford Properties the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), the C$97 billion (December 2018) Canadian Pension Plan. Richard was a founding member of the Oxford Properties European team and between 2010 and 2015 was responsible for Investment and asset management activities, including three development partnerships with British Land, Brookfield and The Crown Estate and the acquisition of five central London office and retail investments and a large South Eastern England office park.

Before Oxford, Richard was European development director at MGPA, where he had responsibility for the funds development and asset management activities across Europe including France, Poland and the UK. In addition, Richard has held senior positions with Lend Lease, the Australian property group, where he worked in the UK, Germany, Spain and Poland and also with Laing O’Rourke, the international construction group.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in quantity surveying from Liverpool John Moores University and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) in 1992. He has undertaken leadership programmes at Harvard and Ivey Business Schools and holds a diploma from the Institute of Directors (IOD – UK) in company direction.

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