S2 Capital, CBRE, Longpoint, CanTex Capital, Westcore, Cortland, DTRE, JLL, Avenue One, Beacon Capital, Heimstaden, Northmarq, Insight Investment, Valor Equity Partners, Tiger Infrastructure, AEW UK REIT, Rueckerconsult, ArcLight Capital Partners
CBRE – James Millon has been appointed president of US debt and structured finance. Millon will steer CBRE’s debt and structured finance business in the US. Millon most recently served as vice chair and co-head of US large loans. Since joining CBRE in 2016, he and his partner Tom Traynor have arranged more than $45bn of large transactions. Millon will assume his new responsibilities on 1 November. He will transition his deal activities to Traynor and their team, enabling him to focus full-time on elevating and growing the US debt and structured finance business, helping CBRE debt and structured finance professionals generate exceptional outcomes for clients. Prior to CBRE, Millon held senior positions in commercial real estate capital markets at Deutsche Bank, and earlier at Société Générale on its large loan origination and structuring team. Farhan Kabani has joined the firm’s debt and structured finance team as an executive vice president focused on financing solutions for middle market and private clients nationwide. Based in Dallas, Kabani will procure debt and equity for commercial real estate middle market assets, including single-tenant and multi-tenant commercial properties. Kabani has worked in various leadership and production roles, most recently at Northmarq, a Minneapolis-based capital markets firm, following its acquisition of Four Pillars Capital Markets, a national middle market commercial real estate finance intermediary he co-founded in 2021 in partnership with Stan Johnson Company. He previously spend 15 years at Mark One Capital, a subsidiary of Marcus & Millichap. Lesley Holloway has been appointed head of corporate ESG the firm’s UK and Ireland advisory business. Holloway joins CBRE from NatWest Group, where she led and implemented the bank’s strategy across its global business, achieving net zero carbon for its own operations in 2020, climate positive in 2022 and development of long term strategy for net zero 2050. Prior to this, Holloway served as head of services sustainable development at ABN AMRO.
Heimstaden – The European residential real estate manager has appointed Christian Fladeland deputy CEO, a role he’ll hold alongside his current CIO role. Fladeland joined Heimstaden in January 2019. Prior to joining Heimstaden, Fladeland held partner positions at Colliers International and Sadolin & Albæk.
Longpoint – Roger Waggoner has joined the Boston-based real estate investment company as director of acquisitions. In this role, he will be responsible for expanding Longpoint’s portfolio of industrial assets across Texas. Micah Faulkner has joined as construction manager. Both Waggoner and Faulkner will be based in Dallas. Most recently, Waggoner served as director of acquisitions at CanTex Capital in Dallas. Prior to CanTex, Waggoner dedicated 11 years to the real estate transaction advisory services group at Deloitte. Faulkner comes to Longpoint from Westcore, where he served as a construction project engineer. His prior experience includes roles in facility and construction management at both Tusimple and Prologis.
S2 Capital – The residential investment manager has appointed Trey Lopez as vice president of operations for the firm’s property management subsidiary, S2 Residential, which owns and manages S2’s multifamily portfolio across the US Sunbelt. With over eighteen years of experience in multifamily management, Lopez will be responsible for supporting the S2 Residential operations team, which manages multifamily properties in high-growth Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina markets. Prior to joining S2, Lopez held director of operations and managing director roles at multifamily real estate firm Cortland. Lopez previously gained property management experience at Lane Company, Gables Residential, Bell Partners and Pegasus Residential.
Tiger Infrastructure Partners – Jeanette Gorgas and Sean Dolan have the joined the company as operating partners. Gorgas was previously chief strategy officer at Grant Thornton, and during her career, she has held a variety of other senior management positions, including chief human capital officer for Valor Equity Partners; senior director of Strategic leadership for Weil, Gotshal & Manges; and senior associate dean at Yale School of Management. Gorgas spent most of her career in financial services with Deutsche Bank, where she was managing director, global markets. Dolan currently serves as the CEO of Tiger portfolio company NorthLink Aviation. Prior to becoming NorthLink CEO, he worked as a consultant to Tiger Infrastructure Partners on investments in the air cargo sector. Previously, Dolan was a partner at Alinda Capital Partners where he served as head of midstream energy infrastructure and as head of utility-related infrastructure. He began his career at Citigroup Global Markets, primarily advising midstream energy.
DTRE – Robert Kos and Paul Riley have joined the commercial property adviser as associate partner and finance partner respectively. Riley’s other previous roles include time at JLL, McArthurGlen and L&G. Kos joins from JLL where he was director within the industrial and logistics team in Manchester.
ArcLight Capital Partners – The middle market infrastructure investment firm has appointed Curt Morgan, former CEO of Vistra Corp, as a senior advisor. Morgan was most recently CEO of Vistra for more than five years. Prior to Vistra, Morgan was president and CEO of EquiPower Resources and FirstLight Power. He also held leadership positions at NRG Energy, Mirant Corporation, Reliant Energy, and BP Amoco.
Avenue One – Brent Elkins and Jeremy King have joined the residential rental service platform. Elkins joins as head of real estate capital partnerships, responsible for forming and maintaining relationships with traditional real estate investors within investment management firms and institutional plan sponsors. He will work closely with King, who joins as head of alternative capital partnerships and will focus on structured finance investors such as insurance companies, corporates, and other institutional investors. Elkins was recently managing director and head of fundraising at Beacon Capital Partners. He previously served as a managing director and global head of real estate distribution at BlackRock. Earlier in his career, Elkins was SVP at Colony Capital (now DigitalBridge) and an executive director at Morgan Stanley. King previously led business development at Insight Investment, a fixed income investor unit of BNY Mellon. Prior to Insight, he held senior investment structuring, origination, and sales roles at Guggenheim, Unigestion, and Man Group.
AEW UK REIT – Robin Archibald and Liz Peace have been appointed independent non-executive directors. As part of an orderly succession planning, Archibald will be appointed as chairman of the board upon Mark Burton’s retirement at the 2024 AGM. Archibald was formerly head of corporate finance and broking at Winterflood Investment Trusts until April 2014 when he retired from his executive roles. He previously worked as a corporate financier with Samuel Montagu, SG Warburg Securities, NatWest Wood Mackenzie and as partner in corporate finance with a Scottish accounting firm and its successor corporate finance boutique. Archibald is currently audit chairman and senior independent director of Capital Gearing Trust, Shires Income Trust and Henderson European Focus Trust. Peace has worked in both the public and private sectors. She spent her early career in government in the Ministry of Defence, eventually becoming a key player in the creation of QinetiQ in 2001. She then moved into the private sector, becoming CEO of the British Property Federation. Peace now has a non-executive portfolio career primarily focused on real estate including NED roles at Howard de Walden Estates, Greencore Homes and the Connected Places Catapult. She is chair of the GLA’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation and of the University of Cambridge Property Board. She is also chair of the Churches Conservation Trust. Peace was previously a director of RPS Group, RDI REIT, Morgan Sindall Group and Redrow.
Rueckerconsult – Susanne Edelmann and Daniel Sohler have been appointed to join the firm’s senior management in January next year. Edelmann has been with the company for around two years and Sohler served the firm for nearly a decade. Prior to joining Rueckerconsult, Edelmann headed the corporate communications unit of the HIH Group and the Intreal third-party AIFM for eight years, having previously served as a communication consultant at Dr ZitelmannPB (now PB3C) and in the real estate team of Edelman.ergo for seven years. Sohler worked as a real estate analyst for the Scope rating agency and for Dr ZitelmannPB for several years before transferring to Rueckerconsult in 2014.