Landmark adds to London real estate team

Kilian Toms is the second person to join Landmark's London office this year.

Kilian Toms

Landmark Partners, the private equity and real estate secondaries firm, has added a senior associate to its real estate team in London.

Kilian Toms joined Landmark’s London office on Monday to focus on underwriting real estate investments, according to a spokeswoman at the firm. Toms, who previously worked at Landmark between 2011 and 2013 in the US and left to attend Harvard Business School, has seven years of real estate investment experience and will work on both European and global real estate deals, the spokeswoman said.

Toms worked at JPMorgan in New York for over two years as an investment banking senior analyst covering real estate, gaming and lodging clients, before first joining Landmark in 2011, according to a paper Toms authored in the 2015 Harvard Journal of Real Estate. His summer internships include Goldman Sachs and CBO Capital Partners, a West African growth private equity fund where he focused on real estate services deals.

Toms is Landmark’s second hire this year in its London office after Nastassja Minaev joined as an analyst on the private equity team in July. The firm has hired at least 13 people this year across its private equity, real estate, and investor relations and business development operations, mainly in the US.

Landmark also appears to be expanding into mining and metals exploration investments. In September, the firm closed a deal worth around C$11.8 million ($9 million; €8 million) with Canadian investment firm Aberdeen International to buy a portfolio of stakes in resource-focused companies.