Allen was appointed Fiera’s head of European real estate in 2022. He has responsibility for managing the European real estate team and the successful execution of its business strategy. As part of this remit, Allen’s team manages both real estate equity strategies across core, value-add and opportunistic, as well as debt strategies, including senior and mezzanine. He is a global board member at Fiera Real Estate and also chairs Fiera Real Estate’s European investment committee. In addition, he sits on the board for nine UK property development companies, providing strategic expertise and executive management to the growing businesses. Allen joined Fiera in 2013. Prior to this, he worked in the corporate finance team at Ernst & Young, covering M&A, restructuring and capital raising. He also has experience at BNP Paribas Real Estate. Allen holds an MA from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc from Oxford Brookes. He is a qualified chartered surveyor.