Europa Capital has appointed Vanessa Muscarà to lead a newly created head of research and strategy role.

The pan-European real estate investment manager said Muscarà will be responsible for identifying new business prospects and providing guidance to support Europa’s tactical and strategic business support needs.

Muscarà brings over 15 years’ of research experience from global investment houses including M&G Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management, the manager said. She is also an active member of Urban Land Institute’s urban regeneration product council and was previously the chair of the society of property researchers.

Europa Capital has also appointed Alexia Beattie as head of people and talent ”responsible for championing positive culture and nurturing talent within Europa Capital, as well as overseeing new hires”. Beattie joins from investment bank Robert W Baird, where she was most recently the European HR director.

Rob Sim, managing partner at Europa Capital, said: “These two new appointments will provide additional strength and depth to our senior team and help us to remain at the forefront of providing the best service and environment for our clients and colleagues.

“Muscarà’s newly created position will enhance our strategic offering, while Beattie will continue to develop the positive culture that we have at Europa. They have already hit the ground running and I’m looking forward to working with them both.”

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