Biography

Melville Rodrigues


Melville has 25 years plus of experience as a London law firm partner. His practice has focused on the launch and operation of funds in the UK and elsewhere as well as

advising on UK real estate investment, development and financing transactions.

His clients have included UK and international pension funds and other institutional investors, real estate developers, borrowers and lenders, as well as fund administrators and other service providers to the real estate sector.


He has maintained an active role in UK and European real estate industry organisations, representing them on legal, regulatory and tax matters. Current projects include

(i) Melville being the chief architect and lead advocate of the PIF and

(ii) projects to attract pension fund and other institutional capital for UK social impact real estate investments. 


Melville throughout his career has been - and continues to be -  an enthusiastic supporter of  industry thought-leadership as well as environmental, social and governance initiatives. He combines his consultancy services with honorary roles for several non-for-profit and other organisations.  


Qualifications

IPF Diploma

MA (Cantab)

MBA (Open University)


Honorary Roles

  • Association of Real Estate Funds, Public Policy Committee
  • Centre for European Reform, Special Advisor
  • Fund Boards Council, Advisory Council
  • Impact Investing Institute, Real Estate Research Working Party
  • IPE Real Estate Global Awards, Judge
  • Practical Law UK, Fund Management Columnist
  • Real Estate Investors’ Forum, Co-ordinator
  • Social Market Foundation, Trustee