Mitheridge, UBS, Cohen & Steers, Jupiter Asset Management, M&G Real Estate, Savills IM, AXA IM, Navana Property, Deutsche Bank, Cromwell Property, Albert Heijn Real Estate, The Howard de Walden Estate, JLL, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Oxford Properties, Dalmore Capital, CDPQ, Marathon Asset Management, IPSX
Dalmore Capital – Andrew Marsden has joined the infrastructure fund manager as managing director. He will focus on originating, executing, and managing low risk, regulated investments with predictable long-term contracted revenues. Marsden was previously a managing director in Canadian pension fund CDPQ’s infrastructure investment group. Prior to this, he was a managing director at GE Capital where he headed up the European investment activities of their energy and utilities investment group from 2004 to 2017 as well as being head of origination for EMEA and Latin America from 2015 to 2017.
Cromwell Property – The real estate manager has appointed Jeroen de Zinger as head of project management, Benelux. He will be based in Cromwell’s Amsterdam office. De Zinger will oversee the development and technical management of the 32 properties Cromwell manages in the Netherlands. Prior to joining Cromwell, De Zinger was the technical portfolio manager at Albert Heijn Real Estate for nearly five years. He has worked in roles including technical manager for CBRE, technical asset manager at Bouwfonds Investment Management and project manager at DHV Housing & Real Estate, all within the Netherlands. Additionally, he spent three years in the Caribbean, acting as project manager on various construction projects across the region, based out of St. Maarten.
M&G Real Estate – Gabriele Inglese and Robert Göthe will join the real estate investment manager’s Italian and Swedish offices respectively. Göthe will have overall responsibility for sourcing investments in the Nordics for M&G Real Estate’s client base and pro-active asset management and oversight of property managers. He joins the business having served as director of investments at Savills Investment Management in Stockholm. He previously worked as head of capital markets for DTZ in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Inglese joins M&G Real Estate as associate director from AXA Investment Managers where, as a transaction manager, he was responsible for all phases of the underwriting and transaction process. He previously worked at CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield.
Cohen & Steers – David Conway has joined the real assets speciality manager as head of wholesale distribution, EMEA. Conway was formally global sales director at Jupiter Asset Management, responsible for building their global financial institutional business from London. While at Jupiter, he also built their Japan distribution model and established their first Asia sales and marketing office.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments – The investment firm has promoted Joseph Vullo to head of UK real estate and James Rigg to CIO, UK Real Estate. The firm’s UK real estate head John Willcock and director and fund manager Chris Morrogh will be retiring over the next six months. Gerry Frewin, manager of the Threadneedle UK property authorised investment fund will become head of retail, UK real estate. James Coke and Robin Jones will become co-heads of institutional, UK real estate. Coke will replace Morrogh as manager of the Threadneedle Property Unit Trust on 1 January 2021. Jones will assume lead management responsibilities for the Threadneedle Pensions Property Fund. Fund managers Nathan Hargreaves and Sandy Wilson have resigned.
The Howard de Walden Estate – Laura Jockers has been appointed head of sustainability. She will be responsible for developing the business’s sustainability strategy across its business operations and £4.6bn of assets in London’s Marylebone. Jockers joins from JLL where she was global sustainability and research lead. Prior to this, she worked as an associate director in JLL’s upstream sustainability services team.
Navana Property – Former Deutsche Bank global CFO Justin Moore has joined the property services firm as its new CFO. Moore will take on Navana’s core financial management and oversee the business’ investment agenda. He’ll be responsible for deploying group capital across the business’ real estate portfolio as well as identifying and partnering with organisations that align with Navana’s approach and expertise across real estate, technology, retail and commercial property. As well as his role at Deutsche Bank, Moore has held the position of deputy chief financial officer at Visa Europe and prior to that spent many years working in senior roles at international financial institutions such as RBS and ABN AMRO.
Mitheridge Capital Management – David Hirst has joined the alternative investment firm as partner and COO. Hirst will sit on both the executive and investment committees. He joins from UBS Asset Management, where he was most recently fund manager of the UBS long income UK property fund. Prior to that, he was head of UK operations for ten years and ran its real estate and real estate debt fund business.
Oxford Properties – The global real estate manager has promoted both Joanne McNamara and David Matheson to head its European and Asia Pacific business. The role, held by executive vice president Paul Brundage, is being replaced with the two new executive leadership positions to reflect the growing size and importance of the firm’s Asia Pacific and European businesses. Brundage will move to Canadian pension fund OMERS, Oxford’s parent company, to take up the role of deputy chair, investments. McNamara and Matheson were promoted to managing director, head of Europe and head of Asia Pacific respectively in July last year when Oxford reorganised its global leadership team. McNamara joined Oxford from Hammerson in 2010. She has gone on to hold a series of roles within the company, most recently leading the company’s European investment team. Matheson joined Oxford in 2013 from Goldman Sachs to initially lead its European investment team, a remit which grew to include Asia Pacific in 2017. Since 2018, he has led the company’s push into Asia Pacific.
IPSX Group – The property securities exchange has appointed Brian Ivory as chairman. Previously the senior independent director of IPSX, Ivory succeeds founder-chairman Anthony Gahan who is now appointed deputy chair. Formerly the group CEO and subsequent chairman of Highland Distillers, Ivory brings a wealth of experience from the many public and private sector roles he has held within major UK and Continental European financial services groups and consumer products groups. He is currently chairman of Marathon Asset Management and of Arcus European Infrastructure Fund and is also on the board of Insight Investment Management.