Newman Leech is the chief executive officer of RE Capital and a member of the RE Capital investment committee. He has been instrumental in the growth of the real estate business and increased the assets under management by more than €500m between 2016 and 2019.
After a successful decade concentrating largely on Swiss real estate projects, he co-founded GMG Real Estate in 2015 to focus on development and value add opportunities in the UK and Europe.
Some of the notable assets that were developed, managed and successfully disposed of include the headquarters of Barclays Private Bank in Geneva, the industrial headquarters of Zimmerman Biomet in Zürich a 19,000 SQM factory and office, and a 30,000 SQM retail outlet tenanted by Hornbach DIY in Biel. A strategic thinker, Newman leads with an inquiry as well as advocacy, and with engagement as well as command. He spends most of his time visiting RE Capital’s teams and projects in Lisbon and London.