Ian joined AEW in 2015 as Portfolio Manager. Previously Ian was Fund Manager of Schroder's between 2008-2013 where he focused on delivering a sustainable income stream from a blend of traditional and alternative sectors (healthcare, car showrooms, student accommodation). Prior to Schroder's, Ian was at Blackrock where he devised strategies that focused on the needs of occupiers. Ian pioneered the use of indirects in a direct property strategy, together with investment in Alternatives (marinas, doctors' surgeries). He is a past Chairman of AREF (Association of Real Estate Funds) and Chair of the Regulation Committee.