Charlie Haase will replace Jeremy Stewardson as the CEO of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV) next week.

Stephen Tross, ANREV chair and CIO of international investments at Bouwinvest, wrote to members today announcing Haase’s appointment after a “thorough and extensive global search”.

Haase was most recently managing director in charge of client relationship management at Aetos Japan, an affiliate of US investment manager Aetos.

From 2003 to 2012, he was a real estate investment officer at California State Teachers’ Retirement System, closely involved in the pension fund’s investments in Asia-Pacific, before moving to Japan to join the Tokyu Fudosan group.

Haase will relocate to Hong Kong to take up his position at the ANREV head office, but he will also spend time at the ANREV’s new office being established in Singapore. 

Tross said Haase had flagged his keenness to work on growing the Association’s coverage in Asia-Pacific. 

The new CEO will be working closely with Stewardson during a handover period.

Tross credited Stewardson for leading ANREV through its development phase starting back in 2009 and latterly during the challenging times of the pandemic when “adaptability and perseverance” had proven to be key.