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Octopus Real Estate strengthens its care home team with new senior hire

12 May 2021 By Octopus Real Estate

Octopus Real Estate has strengthened its care home fund management team with the appointment of Michael Toft as Senior Fund Manager.

Michael will be taking a senior role in the care home team and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the team. Michael has over 20 years of real estate experience and joins from Lothbury Investment Management, where he spent over a decade as an Executive Director and Senior Fund Manager, managing institutional real estate funds, implementing a growth strategy and expanding the flagship fund by more than threefold.

Octopus Real Estate’s market-leading care homes team currently manages a portfolio of 77 modern, purpose-built homes, including 13 properties under construction, with a market value of more than £900 million.

Michael is a member of The Association of Real Estate Funds’ (AREF) ESG and Impact Investing Committee, bringing valuable experience to Octopus’ care home team as they continue to consider their investments through an impact lens.

Benjamin Davis, CEO at Octopus Real Estate, said: “I am pleased to welcome Michael to the team. Having firmly established ourselves as a market leader in healthcare real estate, Michael’s wealth of experience will enable us to continue growing our portfolio of vital high-quality care homes and create opportunities for investors and operators in a market that remains significantly undersupplied.”

Michael Toft, Senior Fund Manager, Octopus Real Estate, commented: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Octopus Real Estate and more specifically the growing Care Home team, which I consider to be a dynamic sector leader. I look forward to working with such talented specialists and helping to expand its portfolio of purpose-built care homes – all while maintaining a strong return record for investors and having a positive, measurable impact on society”.

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