TIAA Henderson Real Estate, Aberdeen Asset Management, Blackstone, Strategic Partners, Capri Capital Partners, CIT
TIAA Henderson Real Estate – Victoria Sharpe has been hired as global head of investor relations. Sharpe, who worked for Pramerica Real Estate Investors for 13 years, joins from Pramerica Asset Management. She will be responsible for the marketing, distribution and client service of TH Real Estate worldwide. She will report to chief executive, James Darkins, and initially be based in TH Real Estate’s London headquarters before moving to New York. Sharpe will also join the firm’s executive leadership team.
Aberdeen Asset Management – Elisabeth Troni, previously executive director at UBS Global Asset Management, has joined Aberdeen as global strategist. She worked for UBS GAM’s global real estate business for six years. Before that she worked for Kuwait sovereign fund St Martin’s Property Corporation.
Blackstone – Mark Burton has been appointed principal in the real estate team of the firm’s secondary investing unit Strategic Partners. Burton joins from commercial real estate credit manager H/2 Capital Partners, with previous experience overseeing domestic commercial real estate investing and lending at Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations Group. Burton will lead deployment of Strategic Partners Fund V RE, Blackstone’s fourth dedicated real estate secondary fund since the firm began investing in the sector in 2000.
Capri Capital Partners – Real estate economist Sam Chandan has joined as a partner, chief strategy officer and global head of strategy and research. Chandan will continue as head of New York-based Chandan Economics and adjunct professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Chandan was previously chief economist at Reis and Real Capital Analytics.
CIT – Biren Amin has been appointed managing director of investments, leading income-producing investments. Amin was previously European head of integrated solutions at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments. Amin, who has also worked for Ernst & Young, AXA REIM and Goldman Sachs, will focus on acquisitions in the UK and Europe.