Trilogy Real Estate has announced that it has appointed James Lass as its Chief Investment Officer. Lass joins Trilogy from Schroder Real Estate, where he was Fund Manager for the Schroder UK Real Estate Fund. James has joined the company to bring his investment and fund management experience to furthering the growth of the existing platform of £300 million of directly-managed assets.

Robert Wolstenholme, Founder and CEO of Trilogy Real Estate said:

“My fellow Partners and I are delighted that James has decided to join Trilogy Real Estate. Since founding Trilogy in 2015 we have been building a team with both a broad range of experience across real estate and a deep specialism in value-add investment. James and I have known one another for a number of years and his huge experience in our specialist area and proven investment track record make him a great fit for our agile and entrepreneurial team.

This is an important milestone for Trilogy: we’ve reached a point where our two inaugural projects are very well established. With James joining as a Partner to further enhance our ability to deliver our investment strategies we think our respective performance track records to date and the combined experience of our team presents a compelling offer to investors.”

James Lass said:

“I’m delighted to have joined Trilogy Real Estate at this exciting time in its evolution. Trilogy has quickly built a reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative investors, with a hands-on approach and a focus on the future that made it an attractive place to begin a new phase of my career. I’m excited by the prospect of working with Trilogy’s creative team to develop new strategies that will allow us to unlock the hidden potential of buildings and deliver first class returns for our investors.

Trilogy Real Estate was founded in 2015 by former Resolution Property partner Robert Wolstenholme as an investment and development company specialising in repositioning overlooked assets to create contemporary workplaces and mixed-use destinations. Robert has more than 25 years’ experience in development, investment and asset management.

Republic is a 600,000 sq ft next-gen workplace campus in East India Dock aimed at companies priced out of Central London and Shoreditch. It is comprised of four office buildings with a maximum height of nine storeys that vary in size from 64,513 to 218,306 square feet.

Republic’s location anticipates the eastward migration of the creative and digital sectors and cultural institutions, such as the English National Ballet's move to London City Island and Olympicopolis in Stratford. The site and enjoys a Zone 2 location and transport links which connect in minutes to the established business districts of Canary Wharf, the City and West End, as well as the cultural neighbourhoods of Stratford and Shoreditch.  As the primary home of the London Internet Exchange and one of the main conduits for internet traffic from the US to Europe, the Docklands offers a digital hub alongside its strong cultural heritage - the grassroots Trinity Buoy Wharf has been host to local artist studios and cultural bodies since 1996. Republic is developed by a partnership between Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment management.

The Great Northern Warehouse and Square offer one of the most significant regeneration opportunities in Manchester city centre. This 6.5 acre site, which includes the Grade II* Listed Great Northern Warehouse, Deansgate Terraces and Great Northern Square is being transformed in a 10-year, £300 million redevelopment. Phase one of the project achieved planning consent in March 2018 and work on the £15 million first phase begins on site next year. The Great Northern Warehouse is being developed in Partnership with Peterson Group.