PRP, Allsop, Denham Capital, Nuveen Real Estate, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, JLL, Monroe Capital, MUFG, AEW, Principal Global Investors, Tilt Renewables, Amos Renewables, 151 Property Group, ISPT, Sugarwork, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Cortland
Denham Capital – The global sustainable infrastructure, energy and resources focused investment firm has appointed Alberto Garcia as a managing director in its sustainable infrastructure credit platform. Garcia brings over 20 years’ experience working across financial services, having held several management positions within the Santander Group and the emerging Markets group at Capital One Financial Corp.
AEW – The global real estate investment manager has appointed Matt Schilling assistant portfolio manager of the North America region for AEW’s real estate securities team. Prior to joining AEW, Schilling worked at Principal Global Investors for nearly 17 years, where he held several roles in their real estate organisation. Schilling will also be working closely with Gina Szymanski, senior portfolio manager and the North American-focused equity analysts as well as the broader global AEW real estate securities team.
CBRE – The global real estate advisor has made three senior hires in its UK retail team. Martin Supple will join the firm as an executive director, head of out-of-Town Retail. He joins from Cushman & Wakefield where he has spent the last 13 years leading the UK out-of-town retail team, and most recently as joint head of EMEA out-of-town retail. Russell Homer will join CBRE as a senior director to also drive growth in the out-of-town retail sector. He joins from Cushman & Wakefield where he has spent the last eight years, specialising in retail park asset management. Drew Moore has joined as executive director in the UK retail investment team. Moore joins CBRE from JLL where has been since 2020. He is a former equity partner of Wilkinson Williams.
BNP Paribas Real Estate – Andrew Screen has been appointed as head of residential capital markets. Screen joins BNPPRE from Cortland where he headed up investment in Europe for almost four years. Prior to this, he has held senior roles at ReSI Capital Management, CBRE and GVA. Screen will lead the team alongside Simon Williams, head of national markets.
PRP – Tamara Axelrod has been appointed as head of responsible investment at the real estate investment management company. In this role, Axelrod will implement PRP’s responsible investment strategy on owned assets and prospective investments. This new role represents PRP’s continuing commitment to building a more sustainable future through our investment and asset management strategies. Axelrod joined PRP in 2017 and has overseen the asset management division of the firm.
Allsop – The property consultancy has appointed Lesley Connor as its new CFO and COO. Connor succeeds Wayne Taylor, who had been Allsop’s CFO and partnership secretary since 2000 and who will remain with the business as a consultant. Connor joins from KPMG where she was a director leading internal transformation programmes. Having begun her career with KPMG, Connor subsequently moved into deal advisory where she became COO. Connor has also previously worked in corporate business development for the Daily Mail Group within its consumer digital division, and as operations director for its digital recruitment division.
ISPT – Chris Chapple, a former Blackstone executive, has been appointed CEO of the Melbourne-based property fund manager for Australia’s industry super funds. Currently CEO of the 151 Property Group, a company that manages Blackstone’s real estate investments in Australia and New Zealand, Chapple will succeed Daryl Browning, who announced in February his decision to step down from a job he has held for 17 years. He was appointed CEO of 151 Property in 2016. Chapple brings with him 25 years of experience in the property industry, including roles at JLL, Multiplex and Charter Hall.
Goodman – Vanessa Liu has been appointed as independent director to the boards of Goodman Limited and Goodman Funds Management Limited. New York-based Liu is currently co-founder and CEO of the SaaS technology company, Sugarwork, and an independent director of ASX-listed artificial intelligence company, Appen. She started her career at McKinsey in the Telecom, Media & Technology practice. Most recently, she was vice president of SAP.iO North America, SAP’s early-stage venture arm.
Nuveen Real Estate – The real estate manager is accelerating its move into impact investing and has appointed Nadir Settles and Pamela West as global head and senior portfolio manager, respectively, of a new dedicated arm of the business. Settles will report directly to Carly Tripp, global CIO and head of investments at Nuveen Real Estate, and lead an international team across the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Settles will continue to lead investments as head of the New York office. West will continue to oversee the framework’s strategy, portfolio construction, and client relationships. West reports to Shawn Lese, CIO and head of funds management, Americas at Nuveen Real Estate.
Amos Renewables – Nigel Baker has joined Igneo Infrastructure Partners’ renewable energy platform as CEO, a newly-created role, to lead the integration of its recent acquisitions and to drive ongoing growth of the company. Baker most recently held the role of executive general manager, generation and trading, at Tilt Renewables. He has previously held senior operations and executive positions with Paciﬁc Hydro, both in Australia and Chile, where he was general manager of Paciﬁc Hydro’s Chilean business and CEO of a renewable energy joint venture between Paciﬁc Hydro and Statkraft of Norway.
Essensys – Sarah Harvey has joined the flexible workspace technology company’s board of directors as CFO of the group. Harvey joins from Virgin Media O2, where she most recently held the role of operations finance director. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002 with PwC, and latterly was a director in their transaction services, capital markets team. She has spent the last five years in a number of senior roles within Telefonica UK (now Virgin Media O2), including as commercial finance director and two years as CFO of Giffgaff.
Monroe Capital – Gila Cohen has joined the firm as managing director, head of global institutional partnerships based in the firm’s New York office. Cohen will be responsible for new initiatives to expand Monroe’s global footprint, among institutional investors, focusing on the high growth 0pportunistic and real estate private credit areas of the firm. Prior to Monroe, Cohen was chief investment strategy officer of MUFG’s US arm. Prior to MUFG, Cohen was a managing partner at Castle Lanterra, where she was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, and private placement efforts. Prior to Castle Lanterra, Cohen held senior positions at Courtland Partners, Capital Dynamics, and Golub Capital. She also served in investment banking roles while at JP Morgan, UBS, Credit Suisse First Boston.