QIC hires two real estate investment specialists
QIC announced the expansion of its global clients & marketing team with the appointment of two real estate investment specialists.
Leonie Wilkinson has been appointed to the role of director, investment specialist to service QIC’s global real estate clients, based in Sydney, and Reza Basharzad will assume the same role based in Los Angeles. These appointments will be effective immediately.
Wilkinson and Basharzad will work alongside the organization’s business development directors and investment specialists, initially with a focus on leading product development and fundraising initiatives for QIC’s U.S. real estate platform.
Wilkinson brings 19 years of market expertise and product knowledge in investment management and property funds. Most recently, she was head of client capital group, Australia and New Zealand for LaSalle Investment Management. She previously served in senior positions at Macquarie Capital, Barclays Capital and Stockland Property Group.
Basharzad joins QIC with 18 years of experience in senior real asset–focused roles, with particular expertise in fundraising and investor relations, at U.S. asset management, investment banking and private equity firms. Most recently, he served as senior vice president at Paladin Realty Partners for seven years. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Triton Pacific Capital, Countrywide Securities (a division of BofA), and SunAmerica AIG.