Alvarez & Marsal Taxand recruits Kersten Muller to lead UK Real Estate team
Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLP (A&M Taxand), an affiliate of leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), has strengthened its Financial Investors Group with the appointment of Kersten Muller, who joins as a Managing Director from Grant Thornton. Mr. Muller will lead A&M Taxand’s Real Estate team in the U.K., bolstering the business’ expertise at a time of significant change for the sector.
Mr. Muller, who will be based in London, is a recognised industry leader and brings more than 20 years of experience, specialising in tax-efficient structuring for U.K., European, and global real estate transactions on both the buy and sell-side, in addition to real estate funds and investment vehicles. Prior to joining A&M Taxand, Mr. Muller was a Partner at Grant Thornton in London where he was Head of Real Estate, and grew the team considerably over an eight-year period. Previously, he spent 13 years with Deloitte in their Real Estate team.
Ernesto Perez, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader for A&M Taxand, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Kersten to the A&M Taxand team as we continue to expand our global practice. He is an important hire as we look to strengthen our real estate and investment fund capabilities both in the UK and the US.”
Marvin Rust, Managing Director and Head of A&M Taxand U.K., said: “With his deep sector expertise, Kersten is a significant hire for A&M Taxand. His knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen the proposition we offer to clients within the financial investors community. The pandemic has already brought about seismic changes to how people use and finance property – and will continue to do so into the future. Now more than ever there is a need for sound and strategic support for investors at all stages of a transaction – something our team is well-placed to provide.”
Commenting on his decision to join A&M Taxand, Mr. Muller said: “From an increase in M&A activity, to changes to taxation and government policy, there are an increasing number of challenges and opportunities ahead for investors. A&M Taxand’s holistic approach which brings together different specialisms from all areas of real estate for the benefit of investors is truly distinctive, setting it apart from the wider market. I am looking forward to working with the team and further growing this established practice, free from the audit conflicts that hamper other firms.”