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Optimum Further Strengthens Senior Team With Managing Director Hire

Optimum Asset Management has appointed Dr Ljiljana Macdonald as Managing Director as the firm continues its growth in key markets.

Ljiljana joins Optimum with over 16 years’ fund management, investment strategy and capital raising experience developed in a range of senior roles at boutique and large real estate investment managers. Having worked with firms such as Alpha Real Capital, Aviva Investors, Cordea Savills, and UBS Global Asset Management, Ljiljana joins Optimum with deep investor and advisory experience in European markets.

At Optimum, Ljiljana will be responsible for supporting the growth of the firm’s operations in key markets through capital raising, client relationship management and collaboration with Optimum’s local asset management teams. The firm is currently fund raising for its Optimum German Real Estate Fund IV (“GREF IV”) focused on delivering strong performance from investments in well-located residential, office and mixed-use real estate assets near major infrastructure and employment centres in high-growth German cities.

Ljiljana is the latest senior appointment at Optimum, which recently announced ex-CBRE Director Nick Hill as Head of Distribution to support the firm’s fund-raising activity in the UK and Europe.

Enrico Imbraguglio, Managing Partner and Chief Commercial Officer at Optimum said: “This announcement reflects Optimum’s commitment to strengthening our growing business, and having recently appointed Nick Hill as Head of Distribution, our ability to identify quality real estate investment professionals to provide tremendous value to our investors. Ljiljana’s appointment enables Optimum to provide an even deeper level of interaction with investors and allows us to benefit from significant fund-raising expertise in key European markets as we continue fund raising for our fourth German Real Estate Fund.

Dr Ljiljana Macdonald, Managing Director at Optimum, added: “With its established investment teams and strong local knowledge of key markets, Optimum has the infrastructure in place to deliver its compelling value-add approach. I look forward to working with the team to further strengthen the link between Optimum’s investment teams, distribution, and investors in this exciting period of growth for the firm.”