EdR REIM hires Simon Ball as Head of Finance and Administration in UK

21st August 2023

Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate Investment Management (REIM) has appointed Simon Ball to lead the finance and administrative functions for its UK business.

As Managing Director, Head of Finance and Administration at Edmond de Rothschild REIM (UK), Simon will join the firm’s UK management committee, supporting its major affordable housing and build-to-rent investment management and operating business.  

Simon has extensive experience across established and start-up private equity and real estate companies from a finance perspective as well as managing teams, external service providers and operational platforms. He was previously finance director at Castleforge Partners, where he was involved in the growth of the real estate investment business from a small team with £150 million of assets under management, to an organisation of more than 40 professionals managing more than £900 million of assets.

In addition to his role as finance director, he was responsible for setting up multiple operating businesses, employing 150 staff with a combined annual turnover of £25 million. This included the operation of more than 20 residential blocks under the Ocasa brand, where he played an important role in the acquisition process and the scale-up of that business.

Simon has also worked in fund controller roles at Europa and Palamon Capital Partners and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Pierre Jacquot, Co-CEO of Edmond de Rothschild REIM, said, “Simon brings 18 years’ finance experience and expertise to EdR REIM. He will play a key role in supporting the UK team in its growing accommodation strategy”.

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