Ryan is an Assistant Vice President in the Real Estate department based in our London Office. He covers several European real estate investment strategies, with particular focus on direct equity transactions in the residential, logistics and data centre spaces.
Outside of work, he spends as much time as he can outdoors. Usually, you will find him on his bike, but he also enjoys hiking, running, and climbing. He is also a keen musician –piano and saxophone- and loves to cook, both of which are perfect ways to unwind after a busy week at work!
Why did you decide to join GIC?
I first heard of GIC through my degree. Part of the course involved taking a real estate investment paper, and one of GIC’s recent deals in the London office market was a case study for us that year. After this I researched the company and their graduate opportunities a little more, and thought they looked exciting as well as offer opportunities to work abroad – so I applied!
Now I am a few years further down the line, I can honestly say GIC is a more well-respected and active real estate investor in the European market than I could have imagined. That has huge upside for me as a young person starting my career in the industry, because it means I have exposure to a vast range of deal types as well as access to the most senior professionals from all our partners etc.
What does your typical workday look like?
The role is super varied! To break it down, this is a rough representation of how I spend my time – 50% excel, 30% power point and 20% meetings. I focus a lot on the quantitative side of potential investment opportunities, as well as for assets we already own. We then use this analysis to present recommendations to our investment committee internally. Once we have internal conviction, it is then about working with external counter parties to make things happen – both for new investments, and asset management. These include our operating partners, lawyers, banks, and technical advisors.
What do you like most about working here?
The breadth of opportunities I get to see, and depth of knowledge and information I have access to by virtue of the respect GIC have in the market.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
Joining a fast-paced team as a fresh graduate with little corporate or real estate experience was not necessarily easy. The European Real Estate team has a small intake of graduates, with most hiring done at a more experienced level. Nonetheless, I was able to quickly pick things up while working alongside my colleagues given the friendly culture that supports active learning.
What you should know before joining GIC
Think carefully about the role you apply for, and why you think it might be suited to your interests and skillset. Aside from that, be yourself and be a nice person – we are all humans and have a natural tendency to want to hire people we would like to work and spend time with!
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