UBS Asset Management has appointed John Mowat head of real estate for the Asia Pacific region.
Currently, he runs the firm's Australian real estate business.
Mowat joined UBS AM in 2010 and has worked in both the EMEA and APAC regions during his 18-year career.
The real estate specialist has been a member of the firm's Australia Management Forum for the past seven years and stepped in to head the AM Australia and NZ business on an interim basis last year.
"John brings extensive investment and client management experience to the role," UBS said.
"John will play a key role in contributing to UBS AM's momentum in the APAC region, further expanding the firm's client franchise and managing money for top tier global institutional clients."
Earlier in his career, Mowat spent five years with AXA Investment Managers based in Europe.