Schroder Real Estate has hired Robin Hubbard to lead its global real estate capital raising and joint venture strategy.

The €17bn manager said it has appointed Hubbard, a former InfraRed Capital Partners director, as part of its plan to grow the firm’s direct real estate relationships with institutional investors in North America, Australasia and Europe.

Hubbard will also lead Schroders’ teams responsible for investor coverage, product development and investor servicing & reporting globally.

At InfraRed Capital Partners, Hubbard spent six years as director of investor relations and business development. Prior to this, he held senior capital raising positions at Rothschild, Probitas Partners and CBRE Capital Advisors.

Duncan Owen, the global head of real estate at Schroders, said: “This is an important strategic hire within the real estate team and we are delighted to welcome Robin.

“With over $20bn of AUM, real estate already has a loyal and international investor base. Robin brings with him significant experience that will be of great benefit to us as we look to grow the real estate business further and reach new investors and markets across the globe.”

In May this year, Schroders extended its real estate business with the acquisition of Algonquin, a hotels investor with €1.8bn assets.