Peter Beckett has been appointed a Partner within KPMG UK’s real estate team. In his new role, Beckett is charged with expanding the firm’s real estate tax capability, as well as further building its client base within the UK REITs market.
Peter Becket has been working for KPMG since 2011, when he re-joined the firm from EY. At EY he led the real estate tax team in the London Real Estate practice. Beckett started his career in 1996 at KPMG, working at the firm until he moved to EY in 2004. His work at the professional services firms saw him build up more than 20 years’ experience in tax, of which 14 were spent exclusively with real estate businesses. Beckett is a member of the British Property Federation Tax Committee and a Steering Committee Member of the Property Finance Forum.
Beckett’s promotion to partner will see him focus on expanding the KPMG’s real estate tax capability, as well as develop relationships with investors, including global pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and private equity. His recognised knowledge within the UK REITs (real estate investment trusts) market will be leveraged by the firm as it seeks to further improve its position within the market. “Peter has a great deal of experience working with real estate tax clients, and his promotion to partner is a real boon for our practice,” comments Andy Pyle, UK Head of Real Estate at KPMG. “He is a well-known, highly respected figure within the industry and I am confident he will be instrumental in enabling us to enhance and develop our service to our clients. It is with real pleasure that I welcome Peter to the KPMG partnership.”
Commenting on this promotion, Beckett says: “I am delighted to be joining the partnership and look forward to working with clients, both existing and new, within my new role. This is an exciting time for the UK real estate market and I am confident that our real estate practice can offer best in class service to the industry.”