Lendlease has appointed former Qatari Diar Americas CEO Fabien Toscano to lead its investment business in Europe.

The international real estate and investment group has appointed Toscano managing director to oversee Lendlease’s European investment management platform.

Lendlease said, Toscano, who brings nearly 20 years of experience in investment to the role, worked in a variety of positions including a long tenure at Qatari Diar.

At the Qatar Investment Authority’s real estate investment arm, Toscano held a number of roles in the US, the UK and Qatar. He was most recently chief executive for the Americas.

Neil Martin, Lendlease Europe chief executive, said: “Fabien brings a wealth of knowledge to the role and has a track record of delivering outstanding results.

“Our group has targeted having funds under management of A$70bn (€48bn) by FY26 and hiring Fabien is very much part of that plan. I look forward to him becoming an integral part of our business.”

Toscano said: “The opportunity to work for a leading international real estate and investment group, with a comprehensive business platform is a rare opportunity. I’m excited to be joining the LendLease team and contributing to their pursuit of prosperous growth and excellence.”

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