Stuart Grant has decided to leave Stanhope to set up his own real estate investment and asset management firm called CoreLife Investors.
Grant has been Stanhope’s managing director and a board member since 2018.
Prior to the role at Stanhope, Grant spent 18 years at Blackstone where he was senior managing director helping the Asia-Pacific business.
CoreLife Investors will have a particular focus on life-science innovation clusters and core-plus opportunities. It will target investment opportunities in London, Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge.
Graham Stanley has been appointed as chairmand and strategic advisor at CoreLife Investors.
Stanley and Grant will assemble a team of around five specialists to idenitfy and line up investments.
“I am proud of what we have achieved together at Stanhope,” said Grant. “I feel privileged to have spent time at Stanhope and to have worked alongside such talented and professional people.”
David Camp, chief executive, added: “Stuart has broadened our client reach, has won new mandates for the business and has enhanced our systems and processes. He recently helped lead the purchase of Chiswick Park Building 7, which will form the basis of our new investment management business. I have appreciated Stuart’s friendship and contribution to the business and we wish him every success in the future. I am committed to leading the business for the foreseeable future.”