Bridge Investment Group, Edmond de Rothschild REIM, Clarion Partners, M7 Real Estate, Essensys, Zebra Technologies, Garbe, Princeton Digital Group, JLL, Greystar Real Estate Partners, Goodstone Living, Goodwin, Morrison & Co, Tilt Renewables, Hines, Europa Capital, JLL, Allsop, Atrato, Ninety One, Actis
Bridge Investment Group – The real estate investment manager has appointed Johannes Brennecke director of the firm’s client solutions group in Europe. Brennecke will be responsible for developing and managing Bridge’s Western European client relationships. Brennecke will report to Claudius Weissbarth, the head of EMEA client solutions group. Prior to joining Bridge, Brennecke was SVP in the capital raising group at Clarion Partners, where he was responsible for leading capital raising for the DACH region.
Edmond de Rothschild REIM – Niels Bruijninckx has joined Edmond de Rothschild REIM Benelux as director of investments. Bruijninckx is focussing on the further growth of assets under management with new acquisitions in the industrial and office sector. Bruijninckx started his career in 2006 at OVG Project Development as commercial manager. After a short period at Regus in the Amsterdam area he made a career switch to asset management. In his last role he was a senior asset and transaction manager at M7 Real Estate, responsible for offices and last-mile logistics.
Europa Capital – The pan-European real estate investment manager has appointed Jean-Baptiste Puppi as origination and acquisitions director. He will be responsible for providing transaction management support with a specific focus on value add investments, including in the office, logistics and residential sectors across Europe. Puppi, who will be based in Europa Capital’s Paris office, joins from Hines where he spent the past five years as a senior associate, responsible for managing pan-European separate accounts. Prior to joining Hines, Puppi was a senior analyst at Société Foncière Lyonnaise. He also spent two years at BNP Paribas Real Estate as an Analyst.
Essensys – The global provider of software and technology to the flexible workspace industry has appointed Kally Kang-Kersey to the newly created role of chief people officer. Kang-Kersey joins from Zebra Technologies where she was most recently VP global talent, having worked at the company for over 15 years. Prior to that she worked at Xerox as HR director.
Garbe Industrial Real Estate – The real estate manager has appointed Jan Philipp Daun as managing director. In his new role as CIO, he will join Jan Dietrich Hempel and Christopher Garbe at the company’s top-level, and head the investment management, portfolio management in Germany, and financing divisions. Daun has been with Garber for more than ten years, most recently as head of investment management and member of the management board. Daun previously spent six years with EY in transaction consultancy.
JLL– Chris Street has been appointed to the newly-created role of managing director of data centres, Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, Street will be responsible for business development and client management across all JLL data centre products and services in Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining JLL, Street was responsible for strategic sales, marketing and ESG activities at Princeton Digital Group. Previously, for ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, he led the company’s Singapore launch and helped drive its worldwide expansion in the UK, China, India and Thailand. Street serves on a voluntary capacity as co-chair of the Data Centre Committee at SGtech, the industry association that collaborates with various Singapore government agencies to address issues relevant to the wider Singapore technology industry.
Goodstone Living – Macquarie Asset Management’s UK BTR platform has appointed Lee Hawkins as construction director, while Lizzie Pennant will become Goodstone Living’s general counsel. Formerly a project management director at Greystar Real Estate Partners, Hawkins will lead the design, procurement and delivery activities of Goodstone Living’s development pipeline. Hawkins has worked in real estate for over 25 years, holding senior roles at Westfield Group, Mace Group, Sir Robert McAlpine and Greystar Real Estate Partners. Pennant, who has over a decade of legal experience, will be responsible for strategic advice and delivering risk management procedures at Goodstone Living. She will advise the board on all governance, compliance and reputational issues. She joins Goodstone Living after half a decade at Greystar Real Estate Partners, where she was senior legal director.
Atrato Group – The investment adviser to Supermarket Income REIT has appointed Christoph Scaife as head of sustainability. Scaife will be responsible for transitioning Atrato’s ESG policy into a sustainable investment strategy for the group as it continues to expand. Scaife joins Atrato from Ninety One, where he spent the past six years as the ESG specialist. Prior to this he worked for Phatisa and Databank Fund Managers in South Africa.
Morrison & Co – Deion Campbell, former CEO of Tilt Renewables, has joined Morrison & Co as operating partner to support the firm’s expanding investment portfolio in the renewable energy sector. Campbell brings more than 25 years of operational experience in developing, building and operating renewable energy assets. Most recently, he held senior executive roles at Trustpower and ran Tilt Renewables until it was delisted in 2018.
Allsop – The UK property consultant appointment Archie Stead as an associate. Stead is a specialist in the retail in- and out-of-town sector, having started his career with JLL in the retail capital markets team.
Actis – Dalmar Sheikh has joined the global infrastructure investor as director of global head of data centre operations. Sheikh joins from Amazon Web Services, where he was APAC director and regional leader and was responsible for the development of the company’s platforms in the Asia and Pacific region.
Goodwin – The global law firm has appointed Eric Lim to the firm’s real estate industry practice as a partner in the London office. Lim advises clients on a wide range of corporate and investment fund transactions in the real estate sector, including sales/acquisitions of real estate assets and operating businesses, joint ventures, consortium arrangements, private fund formations and investments, and fund secondaries. His client base encompasses both users and providers of capital in the real estate arena, including corporates, financial sponsors and institutional investors. Lim also has notable experience working with Asian clients, where he was previously based for a number of years.
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