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Ian Gear


Ian Gear

Ian joined Crossroads from Ares Management, where he was Director responsible for Portfolio Management in the European Real Estate Group in London.


He joined Ares (formerly AREA Property Partners) in 2006 to help structure and administer all financial aspects of their European real estate investments across Europe. As well as being responsible for coordinating the cash management and financial and portfolio analysis of the European funds ($3.2bn of equity under management), during his time at Ares, Ian also sourced third party acquisition financing for investments by the funds across the UK, Germany, Central Europe and Spain.


Prior to joining Ares, Ian was a Manager at KPMG in their European Real Estate Advisory Group (2002-2006). During his time at KPMG Ian provided structuring advice to a number of medium and large sized pan European real estate funds including on their initial formation and ongoing holding structures.


Ian holds a B.Sc. with Honours from the University of Edinburgh and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Ian speaks English and German.

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