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Deloitte continues to build its real assets advisory business with new hires

Deloitte has added four senior hires to its real assets advisory team to further strengthen its development advisory and valuation offerings. This includes two new partners and two new directors.

Michelle Kite and Hari Sothinathan join as partners with specific focus on providing strategic advice on large scale development and regeneration projects to both the public and private sectors. Jane Lees joins as a director with a focus on the alternatives market, whilst Andrew Stanford joins as a director with a focus on residential capital markets.

Nigel Shilton, managing partner for real assets advisory at Deloitte, said: “Real assets advisory is at the heart of Deloitte’s real estate and infrastructure offering. Following another very successful year, we continue to grow and develop our services to address the increasingly complex needs of our clients. I am delighted to welcome Michelle, Hari, Jane and Andrew to our team.”

Michelle Kite joins as a partner with a focus on the structuring, funding, and financing of complex development projects and land transactions. Previously, Michelle worked at Grosvenor Property where she advised on the sale of their landmark build to rent development site in Bermondsey and set up its partnership for a significant office and retail development in Mayfair.

Michelle Kite, partner in real assets advisory said: “I bring a unique perspective to this role with directly relevant industry experience from my time as the Commercial Director at Grosvenor. I am enthusiastic to bring my industry knowledge and experience to the wider collective team we have, as Deloitte’s real assets advisory continues to develop.”

Hari Sothinathan joins as a partner to further grow the development advisory and transactions team nationally. Having previously been at Gerald Eve, Hari is one of the UK’s leading advisors on complex development and regeneration projects.

Jane Lees joins as a director with a particular focus on trade-related and alternative assets including hotels, healthcare and self-storage. Previously, Jane was an executive director at CBRE within their European Hotels business.

Andrew Stanford joins as a director to lead the residential capital markets team. He has over 30 years residential experience, including two years as head of the government’s private rented sector (PRS) taskforce responsible for kickstarting the UK Build to Rent sector.