Madison International Realty, Basis Capital Investment, Cain International, Blackrock, Cushman & Wakefield, Gresham House, Boston Consulting, Dune Real Estate Partners, Goldman Sachs, Keppel REIT Management, AIMS APAC REIT Management, Oxenwood Real Estate, Empiric Student Property, LEXI Finance, Edmond de Rothschild REIM, AMP Capital, Lendlease, Schroders Capital, StepStone
Cain International – The real estate investment firm has appointed Ellen Brunsberg and Kirsty Peacock as chief investment officer and chief people officer, respectively. Brunsberg will serve as Cain’s CIO from its New York office, having worked with the firm in a consulting role over the past year. Prior to joining Cain, Brunsberg was global head of fixed income product strategy at Blackrock, having previously held the position of CEO GE Capital Real Estate Europe. Before joining GE, Brunsberg spent eighteen years at Morgan Stanley where she was a managing director and ultimately the head of the securitised product group EMEA. Peacock will be joining Cain as its chief people officer and will be based out of its London headquarters at Islington Square. In this newly created role, her core objectives will be driving Cain’s values and culture, delivering inclusion and improved career pathways through development plans and policies to underpin all aspects of these. Prior to joining Cain, Peacock worked for a number of international businesses in senior HR positions, including Cushman & Wakefield, Aviva Investors, Dentons and PA consulting.
Trammell Crow Company – The global commercial real estate firm has appointed Lee-Willem Visavachaiwat as a senior business development manager for the firm in Germany. Visavachaiwat will be responsible for overseeing projects from acquisition sourcing and concept stages through to development and exit, and the budgeting and underwriting of new development projects. He joins from CBRE Germany where he was a team leader/associate director in the valuation advisory services - industrial and logistics team based in Frankfurt. Visavachaiwat held various previous roles at CBRE Germany as well as at IFM Immobilien, where he was an investment manager and project developer and at German fund manager Arminius Kapitalgesellschaft, where he worked in asset management.
Schroders Capital – Kieran Farrelly has been appointed head of gobal solutions for real estate. In this newly-created role, Farrelly will become part of the solutions team reporting to global head of real estate, Sophie van Oosterom. Farrelly joins from StepStone where he was a partner within the real estate team. Prior to helping establish the European real estate team at Stepstone, he was a principal at real estate consultant The Townsend Group and was previously a director at CBRE Global Investment Partners.
Edmond de Rothschild REIM – Ben Tijhuis has been promoted to lead the firm’s asset management activities in Benelux. In this newly created position, he will oversee the execution and development of asset management for all of Edmond de Rothschild’s REIM office and industrial mandates in the region. Tijhuis joined the team five years ago. He’s been an associate director over the past three years. Earlier in his career, he worked six years for Bouwfonds Investment Management.
Madison International Realty – Anisa Keith has joined the real estate private equity firm as director of equity capital markets. Based in Los Angeles, Keith will report to Michael Chen, managing director and head of capital markets who oversees ECM/investor relations, and will work to expand the firm’s sales coverage across a variety of asset allocators throughout the US. Prior to joining Madison, Keith was head of investor relations at Basis Capital Investment.
Oxenwood Real Estate – The UK and European real estate investment management firm has hired Guillaume Baixas to support the development of Oxenwood’s investment activity in Europe. Baixas will focus on investing in France. He was a lead investor in the sourcing, execution and management of private equity investments at Maya Capital, at Nomura’s merchant banking division and at Duke Street.
Gresham House – Investment manager Ana Janine has joined the specialist alternative asset manager’s sustainable infrastructure team. Prior to joining Gresham House, Janine was a consultant at Boston Consulting, where she worked on private equity deals across numerous sectors.
Dune Real Estate Partners – The New York-based real estate investment firm has named Elizabeth Burban to the newly created position of chief administrative officer – investments. Burban will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Dune’s sourcing, asset management and project management functions to support the firm’s investment team. Burban joins Dune from Goldman Sachs, where she spent 22 years as part of the senior management and chief administrative officer teams. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1998 as a VP and was named managing director in 2004. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Burban worked as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York beginning in 1990, focused on real estate law.
Keppel REIT Management – Koh Wee Lih will take over the role of CEO Keppel REIT from December. He will succeed Paul Tham, who will step down as CEO next month to pursue other opportunities. In the interim, Shirley Ng, deputy CEO and head of investment, will assume the role of acting CEO. Koh is currently executive director and CEO of AIMS APAC REIT Management. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience in investment, corporate finance and asset management.
AMP Capital – Long-time Lendlease senior executive, Robert Hattersley, is to join AMP Capital in the newly created real estate CIO role. He will be responsible for raising capital for AMP Capital Real Estate’s existing funds and mandates, and working closely with the origination team to raise capital for new products. As group CIO with Lendlease, Hattersley was responsible for all third-party capital relationships. Hattersley was a director of the Lendlease real estate investment trustee board for 17 years and is a member of the executive board of ANREV. He will join AMP Capital early next year.
LEXI Finance – The real estate capital advisory firm has appointed Robert Sadler as its new senior associate. Prior to joining LEXI Finance, Sadler was an associate director at CBRE where he was responsible for working with the debt advisory team. Before that, he was a commercial banking director at Metro Bank.
Empiric Student Property – The owner and operator of UK student accommodation has appointed Martin Ratchford to the board as an independent non-executive director and chair of the audit committee. After over seven years of service to the company, Jim Prower will resign as a director of the company on the same day as part of a planned succession process. Since June 2018, Ratchford has held the post of CFO at Frasers Property UK. He previously held senior finance and leadership roles at The Unite Group, and latterly as finance director of real estate and funds at Thomas Cook.