Daniel Okin joined Gerald Eve in 2020 to launch the Capital Partners business, which focuses on the conception, development and execution of UK CRE investment strategies on behalf of, and in partnership with, third party capital. Okin specialises in building progressive investment strategies and underwriting and implementing strategic portfolio and asset management initiatives. He worked for Deloitte for three years from 2009, working across the Valuation, Central London Office Agency and Business Rates teams, and qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2012 into the investment valuation team specialising in loan security and portfolio valuations.
In 2013, Okin joined Square Metre Asset Management as the first employee to grow a newly established joint venture, as the operating partner to Goldman Sachs. He joined Square Metre as an asset manager, establishing our reporting and asset management functions. Okin’s role developed into a portfolio strategy role and head of acquisitions and disposals. During this time, the group successfully acquired, managed and disposed of over £1bn of UK commercial real estate across all core commercial sectors and geographies of the UK.
Okin works with a broad range of capital partners including private equity funds, banks, multi-family offices, UHNWs, institutions, pension funds and local authorities. He works across the Harmsworth Pooled Property Unit Trust [aka Daily Mail Pension Fund] portfolios overseeing the portfolio and implementing strategic asset management initiatives.