TIAA, ULI, CBRE IM, Boston Consulting Group, Hermes Infrastructure, Vistra, Yardi Global Services, GARBE Industrial Real Estate, Redevco, Alecta Real Estate, Atrium Ljungberg, Dunas Capital, Fiera Capital, Fabrix, TCC
Fiera Real Estate UK – The investment firm has hired Richard Howe and David Renshaw from Cheyne Capital to set up and run a pan-European real estate debt strategy. The new investment platform has secured £250m in seed commitments and is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2023. Howe and Renshaw worked together in the real estate debt team at Cheyne Capital for five years. Prior to this, Howe held positions at Chenavari Investment Managers, Lloyds and Anglo Irish Bank whilst Renshaw worked at Grainger, Kintyre Investments and Lloyds Banking.
CBRE Investment Management – The global real assets investment management firm has appointed Gioia Torresi and Pav Lamba directors in its European direct private infrastructure team. Reporting to the head of the European infrastructure investment practice, Lamba will be responsible for making European direct investments whilst Torresi will focus on the asset management of the European direct infrastructure portfolio and on sustainability and governance. With 10 years of experience within the investment and advisory industries across London and Toronto, Lamba will source, execute and asset manage infrastructure investments as part of the team in London. He joins from Boston Consulting Group, where he was project leader advising on large-cap private equity deals and corporate turnarounds across Europe. He is re-joining the infrastructure investment team, having previously worked with CBRE IM as a senior associate in Toronto. Torresi has eight years of experience within the investment industry across London and Milan. She joins from Hermes Infrastructure where she was VP on the asset management team. Torresi previously worked at Whitehelm Capital as an analyst in London and her experience also includes working at Mandarin Advisory and Lazard in Milan, Italy.
Urban Land Institute – Ron Pressman has been appointed global CEO. Pressman comes to ULI with more than 35 years of wide-ranging global leadership experience in the financial services, real estate, and energy industries. He will succeed W Ed Walter, who led ULI for the past four years. Pressman most recently served as CEO of TIAA institutional financial services. Prior to TIAA, Pressman served in various leadership roles across GE’s financial services and industrial business, including roles as CEO of GE Capital Real Estate and GE Energy in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia, based in London.
Alecta Real Estate – Chris Helin has been given the job of head of property development and customer relations at the real estate arm of Sweden’s biggest pension fund. He joins the firm from his most recent role at Atrium Ljungberg in Stockholm, where he worked in various roles for almost 11 years, most recently as regional manager with responsibility for the firm’s leasing department and half of its property portfolio. The property arm of the pension fund said Helin would start work in the new role at the beginning of next year.
Trammell Crow Company – Christian Tretiak has been appointed director of business development, Claudia Matz as senior planning manager, and Maximillan Moser as senior development manager. Both Moser and Tretiak will report to Mario Sander, head of German and Austrian logistics. Matz will report to Robert Dischereit, construction director at TCC Germany and Austria. Tretiak will be responsible for sourcing new logistics development opportunities, budgeting, and underwriting new projects as well as overseeing projects from acquisition and concept stages, through design development to exit. Matz joins TCC from P3 Logistics Parks, where he began as development manager in 2016 and progressed to head of development and lettings in Germany. Prior to this, Tretiak was a senior consultant at BNP Paribas Real Estate, and asset and leasing manager at Pamera Asset Management. Tretiak is also an architect and worked in architecture and construction consulting from 2005 to 2010. In her new role as senior planning manager for TCC in Germany and Austria, Matz will be strengthening our construction and project management team and will be responsible for the planning and design process. Prior to TCC, Matz was leader of project development and expansion at Konsum Leipzig EG. She has also worked on several real estate investment projects from medical healthcare centres, residential, mixed-use, commercial, and marinas. Moser will be responsible for sourcing new logistics development opportunities, leasing transactions and supporting the capital market team in his new role as senior development manager at TCC Germany and Austria. Moser joins TCC from BEOS AG where he had been project manager since November 2020. Prior to this, he was an asset manager at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.
Hines – Tom Cazalet joins Hines as a development director, a role which will see him work on Hines’ 18 Blackfriars Road development in London. Cazalet has spent the previous eight years at Battersea Power Station, the last four of which saw him working as development director. Chris Bunn has spent the past eight years at property and construction consultants McBains, most recently as an associate director, and joins Hines as development manager focused on mixed-use projects within Hines’ London portfolio. Bunn is an experienced project manager across a variety of commercial real estate sectors, and his expertise in stakeholder engagement, construction management and value engineering will prove invaluable at Hines as he oversees the delivery of projects within Hines’ UK-wide development pipeline. Catherine Turnbull joins Hines UK as an associate within the development management team. She arrives from Gardiner & Theobald’s project management team where she has spent the past four years overseeing all aspects of commercial development projects across sectors and regions. In her new role, Turnbull will be focused on some of Hines’ mixed-use developments in London, working closely with project teams and local stakeholders to continue Hines’ track record of developing high-specification, sustainable schemes which benefit local communities. Andrew Flynn joins Hines as a project manager focused on the delivery of Hines’ fit-out of the Grainhouse, a premier new office property on Drury Lane in the heart of Covent Garden which will serve as Hines’ new European and UK headquarters. Flynn brings extensive project management experience to Hines, having overseen high-quality and complex fit-out projects for companies including Morgan Stanley, UBS, Barclays, and Clifford Chance.
M7 Real Estate – Zaid Al Rawi has been appointed managing director for Middle East & North Africa, to head up the newly opened Dubai office. By extending its reach through a permanent office in the region, M7’s immediate focus will be on growing its capital raising function and expanding existing investor relationships across the MENA region. Including the UAE, M7 now has offices in 15 countries and territories and this latest market entry is in line with its ambitions to continue expanding globally following its acquisition by Oxford Properties last year.
Fabrix – The London-based real estate investment firm has appointed Nicholas Schiloff from Blackstone as chief investment officer and partner to lead the firm’s investment and asset management activities. Schiloff will help oversee investment and asset management activities, as well as raising and structuring equity and debt for the firm’s ongoing business initiatives. Schiloff was a principal at Blackstone and had worked with the company for the last seven years. His previous experience includes working at Mount Kellett and Hines.
Garbe Industrial Real Estate – Barbara Hrubesch has been appointed to head the company’s newly open branch in Vienna as the German logistics firm expands in Europe. Hrubesch has been named Garbe Industrial Real Estate Austria managing director. In her most recent position, Hrubesch was responsible for acquisitions and property developments at SIGNA REM Transaction. She previously worked for BAI Bauträger Austria Immobilien, PROJECT PI Real Estate CEE and Lidl Österreich. Bringing around twelve years of professional experience to the job, she will continue expanding the company’s investment and project development business. Garbe now operates 16 branch offices across Europe, including in the Netherlands, France, Italy, the UK, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, and its home market of Germany.
Redevco – The European real estate manager has promoted Chris Fleetwood as head of global asset and development management. Fleetwood, who joined Redevco at the beginning of this year, will be reporting directly to CEO Andrew Vaughan and is tasked to further streamline the value-creation activities of Redevco with its impact agenda. Fleetwood will take over from Thierry Cahierre, who combined the function of head of global asset and development management with his roles of co-head client and fund management and fund director for the portfolios of one of Redevco’s key clients. Cahierre will now be able to fully dedicate his time to the execution of the transformation and diversification strategy of the proprietary portfolio and further developing the strategic scope for the client and fund management team. As part of his international head of global asset and development management role, Fleetwood continues to be responsible for the UK asset and development management activities and team in his role as portfolio director Redevco UK.
Vistra – Marlyn Ramirez has been appointed director of real estate fund operations in US. Ramirez will lead the US real estate funds business and all related operations. She will provide technical expertise to both existing and prospective real estate fund managers and ensure that excellent service is delivered consistently – all underpinned by Vistra’s core real estate technology application, Yardi Investment Management. Ramirez joins Vistra with 20 years of experience in real estate fund accounting, investor reporting, fund returns and investment management accounting systems implementation. Prior to joining Vistra, she served as a senior consultant for Yardi Global Services’ PSG Investment Management team where she was responsible for the full-service Yardi Investment Management implementation for North American real estate fund managers.
Dunas Capital – The asset manager has appointed Miguel López Puche as head of real estate. Among the responsibilities in his new position will be to define and implement growth strategies in the different real estate segments, activate the investment platforms with the incorporation of new investors and financing partners, as well as to promote their growth. López Puche was managing director and advisor in Spain of the real estate developer Aq Acentor. Previously, he worked as managing director of real estate in Spain for Aquila Capital. He has also occupied several management positions in companies such as Indra, 3C Capital Centro Comercia and Riofisa.