GLOBAL – Lone Star, Nexstep, bfinance, DTZ, CBRE Global Investors, Crown Estate
Lone Star – André Collin has been promoted to president at the private equity firm. Collin joined the firm in 2007 and was previous president of the group's Americas president. In his 25 years of real estate experience, Collin was vice president for real estate at PSP Investments and was COO and president of Cadim's real estate business. He is now responsible for the firm’s global operations.
Nexstep – Harm Meijer has left JP Morgan, where he was head of European real estate equity research, to join Nexstep as a managing director. Nexstep is a start-up fund management firm established by former Unibail-Rodamco CEO Guillaume Poitrinal.
bfinance – Derek Williams has joined the investment consultancy as managing director of private markets. He will be responsible for advising clients on investments in global real estate and infrastructure. Williams joins from Russell Investments where he managed two REITs and other segregated mandates. He is a member of the IPD Global Pooled Property Funds Index Committee and chair of the APC panels for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
DTZ – Jingjing Ma has joined the firm in its international capital markets team for EMEA. Based in London, Ma will be responsible for advising Asian, and specifically Chinese, investors looking to invest in real estate in the UK and mainland Europe. He was previously responsible for attracting inward investment from Chinese companies and real estate investors for Paris Development, the French capital’s economic development agency.
CBRE Global Investors – Anja Ijlstra has been promoted to general counsel for EMEA at the investment management company. Ijlstra moves up from deputy general counsel, a role she was given in 2012, after a year as the firm’s Dutch general counsel. Previously, she has worked as an attorney for the law firms Trenite Van Doorne and Loyens & Loeff.
The Crown Estate – Peter Madden has been appointed as a board counsellor to the UK government’s property manager. Madden is current chief executive of Future Cities Catapult, a service and innovation provider to developing cities. Previously, Madden ran the Forum of the Future, a non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development. As a counsellor, Madden will supplement the knowledge of the main Board and inform decision-making, in a non-voting capacity. He is also an advisory board member for Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, and a member of the UK Government Smart Cities Forum.