Bridge Investment Group, James Campbell Company, Madison International Realty, Lazard, Terreno Realty, WP Carey, KKR. Cain International, Arjun Infrastructure Partners, Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors, Allianz Capital Partners, Seyfarth Shaw, Ancala, Goldman Sachs, LaSalle Investment Management, INREV, Puma Property Finance, Savills IM, Signature Aviation, BGO

Arjun Infrastructure PartnersOleg Shamovsky has been appointed managing partner. In his new role, Shamovsky will collaborate with managing partner Surinder Toor to further strengthen the firm’s leadership. He will also play a role in Arjun’s fundraising efforts, driving the company’s next phase of growth. Shamovsky brings a wealth of experience from global asset management firms, including KKR, Partners Group and Global Infrastructure Partners. During his decade-long tenure at KKR, Shamovsky helped build KKR’s infrastructure investment business and headed the firm’s core infrastructure in Europe.

Savills Investment ManagementAndrew Dreaneen has been appointed global head of natural capital, working with Savills UK’s existing rural advisory practice. Dreaneen joins from Schroders, where he spent 23 years, most recently as head of alternatives, focusing on natural capital. His role covered primarily fund investments in forestry, farmland and conservation-based strategies, as well as direct investments in natural climate solutions and carbon markets. Prior to this, he spent two years in the forestry and farmland investment arm of New Zealand rural insurance company FMG. Dreaneen will take on overall business responsibility for the natural capital investment division, leading on investment strategy, product design and capital raising. The global head of natural capital role has been created to elevate the group’s ambition to offer a global platform of natural capital strategies focusing on commercial forestry, rural land management and nature-based solutions.

BGOCandida Hoeberichts has joined the firm’s investments division as managing director of capital raising. Hoeberichts will report to Brian Burke, managing director, head of North American capital raising at BGO where she will spearhead the firm’s messaging, investor engagement and capital raising strategy in the western region of the US. Hoeberichts brings more than 25 years of institutional advisory and investment experience in the US and globally to BGO, specialising in business development, investor relations, product development, portfolio management and capital markets. She previously served at AEW Capital Management as a director of investor relations from 2013 to 2024 and held positions at Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management, RREEF/Deutsche Bank Asset Management, KPMG, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Cushman & Wakefield. Hoeberichts serves as a member and former chair of ULI and as an affinity group member of PREA. She also serves as an advisory board member of Women in Real Estate in San Francisco.

AncalaSebastian Schwengber has been appointed director in the asset management team. Schwengber joins Ancala from Allianz Capital Partners where he spent almost three years as a director in its direct infrastructure team. Prior to this role, Schwengber was an associate director at 3i Infrastructure where he worked with companies in the utilities, energy transition and transport sectors. Schwengber has also held roles at National Grid and in the energy and utilities team at strategy consulting firm Roland Berger.

LaSalle Investment ManagementBrad Gries has been named head of the Americas. Gries, who previously served as co-head of the Americas, will retain his position as chair of the LaSalle Americas investment committee, resume his role as co-CIO for LaSalle Americas and maintain his role as part of the global management committee. Kristy Heuberger, who was formerly co-head of the Americas, will be leaving LaSalle this summer to pursue new opportunities. Gries joined LaSalle  in 2017 to lead the US transactions team. In 2019, he also took on the role of co-CIO for the Americas to help direct investment strategy and was appointed co-head of the Americas in 2021. Prior to joining LaSalle, Gries held multiple leadership positions over 16 years at the real estate investment arm of DWS, most recently as managing director, real estate transactions.

CPP Investments — Ricardo Caupers has been appointed head of the firm’s sustainable energies business in Europe, Edwina Kelly appointed to head of sustainable energies in the US to lead the team in New York and power investment activities across North America.  Dave Chambers has been appointed head of sustainable energies in Canada to lead the team and investment activities in Canada and responsible for the firm’s energy investments across North America.

Bouwinvest Real Estate InvestorsPaul van Stiphout has been appointed fund manager of Dutch residential investments, after he filled this position on an interim basis. In his new position, van Stiphout is responsible for the investment strategy and fund management of the Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Residential Fund. He was previously the fund manager of the European Residential Fund III at Catella. Prior to joining Catella, he worked as global portfolio manager and deputy fund manager at CBRE Investment Management as part of the indirect private real estate team. Van Stiphout also gained experience at APG Asset Management, Doctors Pension Funds Services and Sweco.  

Bridge Investment Group – Alison Brown will be joining the company as president of Bridge Property Management and deputy CIO for Bridge’s workforce and affordable housing strategy. Brown joins Bridge from LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, where she served as senior vice-president of operations and led the Good Owner programme, setting national expectations for LivCor operating partners to embrace residents and local communities with integrity and service.

Arini – The specialised alternative asset manager has appointed Nabil Aquedim as head of real estate and asset-backed strategies. Aquedim will also serve on Arini’s management and investment committees. Prior to joining Arini, Aquedim spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as managing director.

INREVMinna Merilainen of CNP Assurances and Jessica Hardman of DWS have joined the European real estate investor association’s management board. Merilainen is responsible for real estate and infrastructure debt investments at CNP Assurances. She has also held various senior positions within other large European insurance companies, international asset managers and advisory firms. Hardman is CEO for DWS UK and head of European portfolio management at DWS. She is also a board member for DWS alternatives global, a member of the DWS global leadership team and global investment leadership team, and a voting member of the European investment real estate committee. Hardman will also become president of the British Property Federation this year. Catriona Allen of LaSalle Global Partner Solutions, and James Raynor of Grosvenor, are both stepping down from the INREV management board, each having served the maximum of two three-year terms.

Cain InternationalOliver Cummings has been appointed managing director, head of purpose-built student accomodation in Europe. Cummings most recently served as an investment officer and head of European student housing asset management at WP Carey on behalf of two managed funds. Prior to this, he specialised in student housing  at Dartmoor Capital Management.

Signature Aviation – The private aviation terminal operator has appointed Al Lettera as its new chief digital and information officer. Lettera will be responsible for facilitating seamless operations for more than 200 bases globally through technology and creating a digital strategy that will continue to differentiate Signature. He most recently served as SVP, information technology at Tractor Supply Company. Prior to Tractor Supply Company, he worked at Office Depot as VP of applications development.

James Campbell Company – Beatrice Hsu has been appointed to serve on its board of directors. Hsu brings to the board 25 years of experience in large-scale, high complexity commercial real estate development, strategic planning, government affairs and executive management. She is currently the principal of BCH Group. She was previously executive vice president of Brookfield Properties, with oversight of urban residential and mixed-use development throughout California and Hawaii. She was also previously senior vice president, development and forward planning for Related Companies. Hsu has extensive board experience, including service on the planning programme advisory board of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and as vice chair of the City of Los Angeles Industrial Development Authority. She was recently the interim CEO and president of the board of the Los Angeles World Airports.

Madison International Realty – The real estate private equity firm has appointed Evan Abrams as head of US equity capital markets. Abrams, who will be based in Madison’s New York office, will lead strategic investor solutions to market and sell Madison real estate products to institutional and private investors. He will also identify and initiate new sales opportunities with existing and prospective US-based clients and the broader investor community. Abrams most recently served as a director at Lazard, where he co-led the US real estate and real assets advisory business within the firm’s private capital advisory group. Abrams has held key fundraising positions at Hunt Companies, Hodes Weill & Associates and Credit Suisse.

Terreno Realty —  Constance von Muehlen has joined the firm as an independent director. Von Muehlen has served as executive vice-president and COO of Alaska Airlines since April 2021. She previously served on the FAA’s women in aviation advisory board and the San Jose Public Library Foundation board.

Puma Property FinanceTony Throp has been appointed as the business’s first head of healthcare. In the newly created role, Throp will be charged with expanding Puma’s current healthcare lending franchise. Throp has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, with previous roles at RBS and in the debt advisory and corporate finance teams at PwC.

Seyfarth ShawJohn Domby has joined firm as partner in its real estate department in Charlotte, North Carolina. Domby joins Seyfarth from Katten Muchin Rosenman where he was a partner in its real estate finance and lending practice. Domby advises banks and funds on structured commercial real estate financings, with an emphasis on closing new originations of floating-rate bridge loans and securitised loans. Domby also represents Wall Street lenders in connection with a variety of commercial real estate financing transactions.