Native Land has appointed Chris Fossick as a Non-executive Director. A leading name in Asia real estate, Fossick recently stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of JLL Southeast Asia.
The appointment further strengthens Native Land’s position as a development and investment partner of choice for international investors in the UK’s prime mixed-use, commercial and residential real estate markets.
Fossick oversaw the growth of JLL’s Southeast Asia business over 17 years. During his career, he has helped clients acquire and sell more than $30 billion worth of commercial real estate in Singapore, Japan, Southeast Asia and Europe. In addition, he has advised investors and occupiers on over 80 million sq ft of commercial leasing transactions in the office, retail, industrial and logistics sectors.
Native Land has a portfolio of premium quality mixed-use, workspace and residential developments in unrivalled central London and wider UK locations. These include Bankside Yards, the £2.5 billion prime riverside mixed-use estate between the Tate Modern art gallery and the Southbank Centre, Europe’s largest centre for the arts, and the recently approved redevelopment around South Kensington station, at the heart of London’s world-class museums quarter.
Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land, said:
“As one of the Asia market’s leading advisors, Chris will bring a significant global real estate perspective to Native Land’s board. His experience and expertise will provide a valuable bridge between the Asia and UK markets, at a time when our business with major Asian partners and brands continues to grow.”
Co-investors in Native Land developments include Temasek and Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) of Singapore, and Malaysia’s Amcorp Properties Berhad. Native Land has also recently secured leading global hospitality brand Mandarin Oriental Group for a luxury hotel and branded residences within its 5.5-acre Bankside Yards development.
Alongside partnering with sovereign wealth funds and investment groups from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America, Native Land’s domestic joint-venture partners include Grosvenor, Derwent London, The Portman Estate and TfL.
Chris Fossick said:
“Native Land is one of the most recognised and respected developers in the UK with a strong Asian connection through capital partners and investors. I am absolutely delighted to be joining them as a non-executive director and I look forward very much to supporting them in Asia and helping them build on their already strong relationships and brand in this region. There has been and continues to be strong interest from Asia based investors in the London and UK commercial, residential and hospitality real estate sectors and Native Land is in a great position to offer investors the opportunity to partner with a highly trusted and leading developer of outstanding spaces in one of the most attractive and dynamic real estate markets in the World.”