Management Team

Marcus Phayre-Mudge – Fund Manager – Marcus has been managing TR Property Investment Trust since 2011 and is a partner at Thames River Capital (now part of BMO Global Asset Management). Previously he was a fund manager at Henderson Global Investors from 1997 to 2004. Along with managing the TR Property Investment Trust, he is a co-manager of the BMO Property Growth & Income Fund (which he launched in 2005) and BMO Global Real Estate Securities Fund. Prior to joining Henderson, Marcus was an Associate Partner at Knight Frank. He is a Chartered Surveyor and holds a BSc (Hons) in Land Management from Reading University.

Alban Lhonneur – Deputy Fund Manager – Alban joined Thames River Capital (now part of BMO Global Asset Management) in July 2008. He is deputy fund manager of the TR Property Investment Trust, lead fund manager of BMO Real Estate Equity Market Neutral Fund and BMO European Real Estate Securities Fund and co-manager of the BMO Global Real Estate Securities Fund and BMO Property Growth & Income Fund. He was previously at Citigroup Global Markets as an equity research analyst focusing on continental European real estate. Prior to that he was at Société Générale Securities, where he focused on transport equity research. He completed a BSc Business and Management programme at ESC Toulouse, including one year at the Brunel University, School of Business Management in London. He also attended CERAM Nice High Business School. In 2005 he obtained a post-graduate Specialised Master in Finance in 2005 from ESCP-EAP.

Jo Elliott – CFO – Jo has been Finance Manager since 1995, first at Henderson Global Investors then, since January 2005, at Thames River Capital (now part of BMO Global Asset Management), when she joined as CFO for the property team. She joined Henderson Investors in 1995, where she most recently held the position of Director of Property, Finance & Operations, Europe. Previously she was Corporate Finance Manager with London and Edinburgh Trust plc and prior to that was an investment/treasury analyst with Heron Corporation plc. Jo has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Nottingham and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1989.

George Gay – Direct Property Fund Manager – George has been the direct property fund manager since 2008. He joined Thames River Capital (now part of BMO Global Asset Management) in September 2005 and is responsible for the physical real estate assets managed by the team. This involves sourcing new properties to purchase, asset managing the standing portfolio and managing the sale of mature assets. He was previously at a niche City investment agency, Morgan Pepper, where as an investment graduate he gained considerable industry experience. He has an MA in Property Valuation and Law from City University and a BA (Hons) from Newcastle University. George is a member of the RICS also holds the IMC.