People moves: CBRE GI promotes Jeremy Plummer to global CIO [updated]

Aviva Investors, CBRE Global Investors, Kennedy Wilson, Round Hill Capital, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, SUSI Partners, Armstrong Asset Management, Knight Frank Investment Management, Brunswick Real Estate, Helaba

CBRE Global Investors –  Sophie van Oosterom is taking over the leadership of the investment manager’s European business from Jeremy Plummer who has been promoted to global CIO. Plummer led the European investment business since 2016. He joined CBRE Global Investors in June 2006 when CBRE Global Investors acquired Oxford Property Consultants, which he co-founded and was renamed CBRE Global Investment Partners. In addition to her new role as CEO EMEA, Van Oosterom will also continue in her role of as CIO for EMEA. She joined the company in 2013 as head of EMEA special programmes. 

Aviva Investors – Mark Meiklejon has joined the asset manager’s new real assets business as head of investment specialists. Meiklejon will lead a newly-formed real assets investment specialist team. He most recently led the private market global investment specialist teams at Standard Life Investments.

Kennedy Wilson – Mary Ricks has been named president of the global real estate investment company. She previously served as president and CEO of Kennedy Wilson Europe, a business she helped establish in 2011. In this newly created role, Ricks will have continued oversight of the company’s European operations as well as responsibility to help grow the investment portfolio. Peter Collins has assumed the role of president of Kennedy Wilson Europe. Collins joined Kennedy Wilson when the company acquired the Bank of Ireland Real Estate Investment Management, where he was director of private banking and then director of asset management. 

Round Hill Capital – The real estate asset manager has appointed John Vaudin as managing director in Ireland. He will lead the expansion of the business in Ireland. He joins Round Hill after over 12 years with WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, Dublin, where he was a director and shareholder, responsible for investment, development and asset management advisory services to international and domestic investors, government agencies and educational and religious institutions.

SUSI Partners – Wymen Chan has been appointed to head the Swiss asset manager’s Asian investment team in Singapore. As managing director, Chan will be leading SUSI’s efforts to launch an investment strategy dedicated to the Asia energy transition. He joins SUSI from Armstrong Asset Management and has previously held positions with investment firms in Singapore and New York.

Knight Frank Investment Management – David Love has been appointed CFO. Love joins from CBRE Global Investors where he spent seven years as CFO/COO for the UK.

Brunswick Real EstatePontus Sundin will be joining the firm’s debt team in September. Sundin joins from German financial institution Helaba. He previously also worked for Nordea, GE Real Estate and Hypo Real Estate.

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