New Real Estate leader for PwC announced
PwC UK has announced a new leader for its Real Estate practice. Rob Walker, will head up the sector team from 1st April, following the retirement of Angus Johnston. Rob takes the helm while systemic shifts continue to shake the sector as it grapples with headwinds from the green transition, net zero, energy costs,supply chains as well as people movement issues.
Rob’s previous role was as a Tax partner within PwC, with a specialism in Real Estate, having joined the UK firm in 1998. He has undertaken a number of overseas secondments and became a partner in 2015.
Rob’s appointment comes as PwC and the ULI published their joint annual global report investigating the key trends that will impact the sector over the next 12 months. The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report showed that Real Estate investors are cautiously optimistic despite current economic headwinds, with hopes pinned to the so-called “U-shaped” economic recovery.
Rob Walker, UK Sector Leader of Real Estate at PwC UK, said:
“I’m delighted to be taking on this role as Sector Leader of our Real Estate practice. Fresh from this year’s Mipim conference, it’s clear that the sector is keeping a keen eye on ongoing economic conditions, fluctuating interest rates, and shifting geopolitical landscapes.
“However, the energy and enthusiasm around decarbonisation is hopeful and lends weight to the cautious optimism as noted in our report.
“I look forward to working with the Real Estate and the wider Financial Services teams to help our clients navigate what will be another challenging but potentially exciting 12 months.”
Rob has held a number of leadership roles within PwC including leading the Engineering and Construction practice and the UK Real Estate tax practice. Rob advises a broad range of UK and global Real Estate clients and a number of institutional investors from Asia.
Isabelle Jenkins, Leader of Financial Services at PwC UK, said
“I look forward to working closely with Rob as those who work and invest in the Real Estate sector face the exciting opportunities to come. Rob comes with a solid understanding of the market having worked in our Real Estate tax practice and will no doubt take this critical experience to help our clients face upcoming challenges.”
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