Mary L. RicksPresident and CEO of Kennedy Wilson Europe
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Mary Ricks is president and CEO of Kennedy Wilson Europe. She joined Kennedy Wilson in 1990 and previously headed Kennedy Wilson’s Commercial Investment Group. Kennedy Wilson Europe was established in 2011 and now has offices in Dublin, London and Madrid with a team of 50 professionals.
In December 2011, Kennedy Wilson completed the purchase of a $2.2 billion UK-based loan portfolio, the largest European loan portfolio acquisition in the current cycle. Kennedy Wilson currently has approximately $3.5 billion of assets under management in Europe.
This year, Ricks has been nominated by PERE as Industry Figure of the Year, Europe. She was also previously named by the L.A. Business Journal as one of the top women in commercial real estate and was featured on the covers of Forum Magazine and Real Estate California, recognizing women at the top of the field. Ricks received a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA, where she was an All-American athlete and is a founding board member of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA.