MVision to focus on real estate

Independent private equity placement agent MVision has appointed Mitchell B. Sikora as managing director and Scott P. Arden as director of the firm.

Both Sikora and Arden are experienced in placing real estate private equity securities and will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of MVision’s real estate practice.

Sikora has over 20 years of experience in placement agent, investment banking, investment and real estate professions. Most recently, he was a co-founder of JT Partners, an independent, third party placement firm with a focus on real estate funds. Prior to JT Partners, he led the real estate private equity placement team of UBS and Merrill Lynch before that.

Prior to this appointment, Arden also worked at JT Partners where he worked on the placement of real estate funds, primarily on the distribution side. Before that, he was responsible for risk management and business development at RBC Carlin. He also worked as an equity trader at Carlin Financial and First New York Securities and worked on the Foreign Exchange Institutional Sales desk at Lehman Brothers.

MVision currently employs a team of 50 professionals, operating out of London, New York, and with a strategic consultancy in Hong Kong, covers established and new private equity managers and investors in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.