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Stanhope Capital Group appoints James Lawlor as Head of Real Estate

Eric Vu Anh appointed as Investment Manager, to work alongside James Lawlor

London, 07 September 2022 – Stanhope Capital Group (“Stanhope” or “the group”), one of the world’s leading independent wealth management and advisory groups, has announced the appointment of James Lawlor as Partner and Head of Real Estate for the group. Eric Vu Anh has also been appointed as Investment Manager, Senior Associate, and will work alongside James in the Real Estate team, managing the group’s real estate access vehicles and direct funds.

James Lawlor is joining Stanhope from Aviva Investors, where he served as Investment Director, and was responsible for reshaping the firm’s real estate portfolio and for delivering specialist transactional expertise to its real estate funds. During his time at Aviva, James played a key role on £500m worth of acquisitions and £1.5bn of sales. Prior to this, James worked as Associate Director at Cushman & Wakefield, during which time he developed a strong network of high-net-worth private investors, institutional investors and domestic and overseas property companies. In total, James brings more than 16 years’ experience in investment, strategic advisory and transactional expertise across Europe to his new role at Stanhope.

Eric Vu Anh joins Stanhope from Cortland, where he was responsible for investment analysis, transactions, and treasury management of the firm’s European platform. Prior to this, Eric held roles at BCCAP Capital, Urban Exposure and BNP Paribas, giving him well-rounded experience across all real estate sub-sectors in origination, fund commitments and debt and equity transactions. Eric is French and started his career in Paris, before moving to London.

Daniel Pinto, Founder and CEO of Stanhope Capital Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome James and Eric to Stanhope. The development of our Private Investment activities – including Real Estate – is a key element in our strategy to serve entrepreneurs across their needs.  James, Eric and the wider real estate team will work alongside our wealth management professionals to provide our clients with access to high quality real estate investment opportunities into funds and direct transactions.”

James Lawlor said: “Stanhope has developed a leading offering in real estate, having cultivated access to interesting investment opportunities across its international network. I look forward to applying my experience and working with the team.”


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About Stanhope Capital Group

Stanhope Capital Group is a global investment firm providing asset management and advisory services to private clients, institutions, corporations and charities around the world. After its merger with FWM Holdings completed in February 2021, the Group oversees over USD 27 billion in client assets and employs 140 people from 7 offices (London, Geneva, Paris, New York, Philadelphia, Palm Beach and Boston). Founded in 2004 by Daniel Pinto, Stanhope Capital offers a full range of services – wealth management, consulting, private investments and merchant banking – in an environment where the interests of partners and employees are aligned with clients. The firm’s mission is to combine state-of-the-art investment expertise with the objectivity, transparency and high service standards of an independent investment house.