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    Marc Socker

    Managing Director of Invesco Real Estate’s (IRE’s) Hotel Fund Management Team

    Marc Socker is the Managing Director of Invesco Real Estate’s (IRE’s) Hotel Fund Management team, a dedicated specialist team who manage IRE’s investments in the hotel real estate sector. He joined the IRE hotel team in October 2007, which today consists of six professionals with extensive experience from both a hotel operator and fund management perspective.

    Marc has wide-ranging experience in hotel transactions, financings, management contract negotiations and asset management, which he has gained from over 11 years of working within the global hotel and real estate industries at companies such as DTZ Corporate Finance’s hotel advisory services and the Hilton Group Plc’s real estate department.

    Marc has a BCom (Hons) in Economics and Business from the University of Edinburgh.

    IRE manages a diverse, multi-branded pan-European portfolio of hotels and has invested c.US$2bn into the sector over the past decade. IRE’s hotel investments cover a wide range of risk appetites and strategies.

    About Invesco

    Invesco is an independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. www.invesco.com

    About Invesco Real Estate (IRE)

    IRE is a global real estate firm which has been providing real estate investment and property asset management services since 1983, first in the US and then expanding into Europe and Asia. It is the property arm of Invesco Ltd. Globally, IRE has US$68bn of assets under management and over 441 staff in 21 offices. In Europe, we have eight offices in London, Munich, Milan, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Luxembourg and Warsaw, and around 140 employees. We manage 130 assets across 13 European countries and have US$7.9bn of AUM. 


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