Head of UK: Robert Allen-Mersh is taking over the management of our UK business


London is one of our core markets where we want to grow significantly in the future and gradually expand our footprint. Following our office opening in November, Robert is now taking over the management of our UK business. A warm welcome, Robert!

Effective 10 January, Robert will be our new Head of UK. In his newly created position, he will be responsible for implementing our investment strategy and growing our real estate portfolio in the UK, initially with a focus on value-add commercial properties in London.

Robert has extensive experience in the UK real estate investment business. Prior to joining Coros, he worked at investment advisor Eastdil Secured across various European real estate markets, most recently with a focus on structured finance and debt placement in the UK. Thereafter he worked as Vice President at Yoo Capital Management on numerous opportunistic real estate transactions in the commercial and alternative investment sectors.

“We are delighted that we have found the right person in Rob to drive our UK strategy forward. He knows the market as well as the current trends, brings the right network and has already proven his expertise in identifying and unlocking value in urban real estate opportunities,” said Leonhard.

“We see ourselves as a new generation of real estate entrepreneurs who try novel and innovative approaches. Our goal is to significantly improve urban landscapes and we want to turn every property in our portfolio to added value for our investors, tenants and urban communities. Rob brings exactly this entrepreneurial spirit, willingness for an open discourse and creative out-of-the-box thinking, which characterise our working philosophy. With him, we can continue to evolve our business.”

“Coros is a collective of dynamic real estate entrepreneurs who use creative approaches to realise sustainable solutions for urban spaces and their users and communities. I am very excited to be joining the business and look forward to my new task, continuing to build upon the great success Coros has achieved in Germany here in the UK as we identify and unlock opportunities,” added Robert.

“London is one of the most important, liquid and diverse real estate markets globally and has repeatedly proven its resilience to macro-economic and geo-political impacts. The city offers fantastic investment opportunities in the context of the ongoing transformation of the real estate industry towards more digital, sustainable, and service-oriented properties. We are ideally positioned to capitalise on these opportunities, with the necessary vision, expertise and experience.”