People moves: Former Copenhagen mayor Mikkelsen joins NREP
Nordic Real Estate Partners, TH Real Estate, Federal Capital Partners, DWS, Cording Real Estate Group, Landsec
Nordic Real Estate Partners – Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, the former mayor of Copenhagen, has joined as director of urban development. Mikkelsen is to provide strategic leadership for the company’s urban developments across the Nordic region. Serving as mayor of Copenhagen from 1989 to 2004, he later worked at the Ørestad Development Company and served 11 years as CEO of CPH City & Port Development.
TH Real Estate – Nikita Rao has joined the real estate fund manager as a portfolio manager for its multifamily sector strategies. TH Real Estate which manages $10bn of multifamily housing assets in the US said Rao will be based in Washington DC and will be focusing on the housing sector. She joins from Federal Capital Partners, where she most recently led portfolio management, fundraising and investor relations.
DWS – Clarence Ng has joined as CFO for the asset manager’s alternatives Asia-Pacific business, and as chief operating officer for DWS China. In these newly created positions, Ng will be responsible for managing the implementation of all financial and governance aspects of the alternatives business across the region, in addition to managing all operational aspects of DWS Shanghai. Ng will be based in Shanghai. He recently held the position of a global markets finance director for Deutsche Bank (China) Company, where he was responsible for legal entity financials. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2010, he was head of finance for Bangkok Bank (China) Company, and audit manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Beijing.
Cording Real Estate Group – Paul Waggott has joined the Northern European investor’s UK private rented sector team as fund financial controller. Waggott will work in the UK finance team alongside the commercial and residential investment management teams. A particular focus of Waggott’s role will be to work on Cording’s newly launched £400m UK residential fund. Waggott was a commercial finance manager at UK real estate investment trust Landsec.