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Executive Chairman, Principal Real Estate Europe, United Kingdom
Jos Short, together with Andrew Thornton, founded INTERNOS Global Investors (now Principal Real Estate Europe) in 2008. In 2009 they jointly led the acquisition from GPT, and subsequent integration into INTERNOS, of the Halverton real estate investment management business. From 2000 to 2007, Jos was CEO of Pramerica’s real estate private equity business, where he founded four funds, the last of which raised $700 million of equity. These funds were involved in many noteworthy real estate transactions across Europe and included important pioneering and performing investments in counter-cyclical assets such as self storage and senior housing.
From 1998 to 2000 Jos was with Lazard Bros initially as head of the 18 man property division running three funds. Disposing of this business for Lazards, he went on to run their M&A unit in European real estate. From 1991 to 1998 with Barings, he became head of the team responsible for securitisations, banking and corporate finance for European real estate clients.
From 1986 to 1991 with SG Warburg, he was first responsible for for capital markets, bond issues, commercial paper and MTN programs for Japanese subsidiaries in Europe and in his last three years, in the real estate team, for devising structured banking and bond issues for the UK property sector. He joined Warburg’s from American National Bank and Trust Co of Chicago.
He has a degree (1983) in banking and finance from Loughborough University of Technology and is a member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers.