Angus Dodd has joined Lone Star Management Europe as managing director.

He joins from JER Partners where he worked for five years as managing director responsible for acquisitions in the UK and Germany.

At Lone Star he will work in the UK looking at real estate investment opportunities for the fund.

Along with France and Germany, where the Lone Star funds have significant existing business, the UK is one of the funds’ key European target markets.

Lone Star has historically focused on distressed markets and have not previously made any significant investments in the UK.

Dodd qualified as a chartered surveyor at Jones Lang Wootton in the early 1990s before moving to BZW and then Parkes & Company, which was acquired by INVESCO in 2001.

He has a degree from Cambridge University.