Alessandro Bronda has left Zurich Insurance where he was head of global real estate investment strategy.

Bronda joined the firm early last year as part of part of Zurich Insurance’s move to increase its exposure to property. He is now working for a number of family offices, seeking core-plus offices in the UK, Germany and major European cities.

A former head of global property investor solutions at Aberdeen Asset Management, Bronda led Zurich’s global real estate investments. His replacement is yet to be announced.

Late last year, Bronda told IPE Real Estate that the insurer was looking to gain exposure to a number of markets for the first time, including Australia, Japan, Canada and certain unnamed euro-zone countries. Other markets being targeted include Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Chile and the US.

Bronda has also previously worked for Eurostat, Security Capital and Catella.