HB Reavis has appointed George Leslie as its new Head of Investment Management. In this new role, Leslie will lead and grow HB Reavis’ Investment Management business and support the company’s international expansion plans.
George Leslie has eighteen years of experience in Europe, with a focus on CE, working on behalf of financial institutions in a broad range of undertakings. He was formerly Head of CEE at GLL, where he managed more than €1 billion of transactions in core, JV-development and value-add investments in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.
In 2009, George established his own company, Resolution Capital Management, to provide cross-border capital recovery services to financial institutions. In recent years he has successfully performed wide ranging projects including real estate fund restructurings, crisis-management take-overs, complex situation workouts and value-add investments involving firms such as Europa Capital, Helaba, PBB, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other top-tier financial institutions.
George has extensive valuation, restructuring and capital recovery experience in the formative years of CEE transition countries as well as Asia following its financial and banking crisis. He has served as head of CEE Restructuring for KPMG and as a non-executive director appointee in the EBRD-ND program.
George has an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading, a diploma in Urban Land Economics and Finance from the University of British Columbia and a BA in Economics and Urban Geography from the University of Victoria.