Queensgate Investments has today announced two new hires with the appointment of Gary Jones to Chief Operating Officer and Daniel Peart to General Counsel, who will be joining Queensgate’s senior leadership team from Aprirose and Blackstone respectively.
Gary Jones, who joins Queensgate Investments as Chief Operating Officer from Aprirose, will bring 27 years of experience in commercial, financial, and international tax structuring expertise to Queensgate Investments, while former General Counsel at Blackstone’s real estate credit division in Europe, and Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Daniel Peart will take on the role of General Counsel at the London-based investment firm.
Chief Operating Officer at Queensgate, Gary Jones commented: “I am delighted to take on the role of COO at Queensgate, and look forward to helping facilitate the firm’s global ambitions for the real estate and hospitality sectors. I am excited to work with Jason Kow and the team to build on the firm’s successful track record.”
Daniel Peart, General Counsel at Queensgate added: “I’m thrilled to be working with the team at Queensgate, and joining the company at an exciting time as we progress into post-pandemic economic recovery.”
Managing and advising on approximately GBP 3 billion worth of assets, Queensgate Investments last month completed the debt restructure for Generator Group, a leading lifestyle hospitality platform which owns, operates, and develops lodging assets across Europe and North America. In addition to Generator Group, Queensgate also acquired the Grange St Paul’s, Grange Tower Bridge, Grange City, and Grange Holborn for circa GBP 1B in 2019 (now operated by the Leonardo Hotel brand), and own the 906-room Kensington Forum Hotel in London.
Jason Kow, Founder and CEO of Queensgate Investments said: “Gary Jones and Daniel Peart both bring a wealth of experience and we are proud to welcome them to Queensgate Investments. They are two very important additions which will further strengthen our team and their appointments signal a very exciting time for the company.”