DRC Savills IM hires Steve Willingham to drive growth in Asia
DRC Savills Investment Management, the European investment fund manager and Savills Investment Management’s dedicated real estate debt business, has hired Steve Willingham as head of Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong.
The appointment underlines Savills IM’s commitment to strengthening its platform in Asia and continuing to provide investors in the region access to global real estate investment opportunities. In his new role, Willingham will work closely with local investment teams, assisting them with origination, transaction management and asset management. The firm’s first debt initiative in the region will focus on the Australian market and will be launched imminently.
With over 30 years’ experience in real estate, Willingham joins DRC Savills IM from HSBC, where he was most recently global head of real estate finance, based in Hong Kong. Prior to this, he held various senior roles in infrastructure and real estate finance in London for HSBC.