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Joe Persechino

Joe Persechino
Joe is the Sector Specialist for Residential and Student Accommodation at AXA IM Alts – Real Assets. He is responsible for defining the broader residential sector strategy, assisting with deal origination, advising the Funds Management and Acquisitions teams on investments, working alongside the in-country Asset Management teams on portfolio performance, sharing best practice and introducing sector innovation whilst leveraging on his professional network. 
 
Joe joined AXA IM Alts – Real Assets in 2018. Prior to this, he held senior roles at Global Student Accommodation, (GSA – the largest global investor, developer and operator of student accommodation). From 2011-2014, Joe was with the Unite Group plc, the leading manager and developer of student accommodation in the UK with over 50,000 beds in its portfolio at the time. 
 
Joe has over 20 years’ experience in real estate, of which, the last 12 years have been in the residential sector covering social, affordable, intermediary and purpose built student accommodation; his career also extends to having worked in both Australia and France.
 
Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in European Business Studies from the University of West London.