Immobel Capital Partners, Swiss Life Asset Managers, Knight Frank, Christie & Co, Adapteo Group, GI Partners, TRS of Texas, Orchard Street, Royal London, CBRE, Harworth, EDHECinfra, Gerald Eve, JLL, Ferguson Partners, Stonepeak, Church Commissioners for England, British Land

GI Partners – Former Teacher Retirement System of Texas director Joyce Chow has joined GI Partners as a principal in its real estate strategy. Chow will be responsible for origination and portfolio management for GI Partners real estate’s platform activities. Chow was a director in the real estate group at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, where she managed a global portfolio of direct and fund investments.

CBRE – The global real estate advisor has appointed Giordano Nicoletti as head of operator selection for EMEA, within its hotels team. Nicoletti has developed deep expertise in this long-standing service line at CBRE over the past 15 years, having started his career with the firm as an intern in 2007. He has since worked in wide-ranging roles across the European business from the Rome, Milan and London offices. In his new role, Nicoletti will lead the service line that oversees operator selection across Europe.

Immobel Capital Partners – The London-based investment management business of Immobel Group has appointed Maureen Mahr von Staszewski as head of pan-European Office, with day to day responsibility for driving the growth and performance of its green office strategy. Von Staszewski joins with over twenty year’s years experience gained in European real estate, banking and finance. Most recently she was responsible for setting up and managing Swiss Life Asset Managers’ European Thematic Income and Growth Fund. Prior to this, she was a senior fund manager at Cromwell Property. She has also built her experience through undertaking various fund manager and transaction roles at AXA IM – Real Assets and at Cataylst Capital, where she was head of acquisitions, based in Germany. 

Royal London Asset Management – The asset manager has appointed Paul Nicholson as senior asset manager to its property team. Nicholson will be responsible for managing the retail warehouse and leisure properties within the firm’s property portfolios, alongside helping the business to achieve its responsible property investment strategies. Nicholson has significant experience in the real estate industry and a career spanning over fourteen years. He joins from Orchard Street Investment Management, where he was an asset manager working on a £1.2bn retail portfolio. Prior to this, Nicholson was an associate director in the UK retail team at Savills and a leasing director at British Land. 

EDHECinfraAndré Laboul, former special financial advisor to the OECD G20 Sherpa is joining the market indices and benchmarks provider as a senior advisor to the CEO. Among other roles, Laboul has been head of the OECD financial affairs division; deputy to the G20 and G7 finance deputy; OECD coordinator for infrastructure; secretary general of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors; senior counsellor to the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs; and chairman of the International Network on Financial Education.

Knight Frank –  The global property adviser appointed Ryan Lynn to its UK hotels team. Lynn joins as partner in the hotel agency team, having 15 years brokerage experience, the last 9 years at Christie & Co’s corporate hotel team covering the UK markets, specifically the North of England and Scotland and more recently was a business development lender at a finance company in Yorkshire. Lynn will be based out of Knight Frank’s Manchester office.

Adapteo Group – The adaptable space provider has appointed Johanna Persson to take over the role of president and CEO On 27 June. Until recently, Persson has been the COO of the Nordic organisation at the circular textile service company Elis. Before becoming COO for Elis’ Nordic organisation including the Netherlands and Belgium, she was CEO for Berendsen Sweden. Before that, she held several leadership positions in both Sweden and globally, at companies such as Nord-Lock and Duni.

Gerald EveMatt Neave has joined the real estate advisory firm as partner in its London building consultancy and lease exit team. Neave joins from JLL, where he was a director in the building consultancy team for six years. He has more than 20 years of experience in the sector and has previously worked for Macegreen Consulting and Deloitte Real Estate, having started his career in 2000 at Drivers Jonas. In his new role at Gerald Eve, Neave will be responsible for developing Gerald Eve’s expertise in refurbishment and fit-out projects within London and the South East, whilst also providing strategic advice on asset enhancement for both occupier and investor clients.

Stonepeak – Daniel Wong, former global infrastructure and energy head at Macquarie, has joined real assets investment firm Stonepeak to lead its European business. Wong has joined the company as senior managing director and head of Europe to oversee the firm’s continued expansion. Wong will also join Stonepeak’s executive committee. Wong joins Stonepeak following more than 22 years at Macquarie where most recently served as global co-head of Macquarie and also as global head of infrastructure and energy. At Macquarie, Wond led the acquisition and served as chairman of the firm’s Green Investment Group.

Church Commissioners for England – Paul Jaffe has joined the Church Commissioners for England as real assets sustainability head. Jaffe will oversee ESG-related activities for the Church Commissioners’ property, land and infrastructure investments, working closely with the responsible investment team. Jaffe joins from British Land where he worked as a senior asset manager and sustainability lead for over six years. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at LaSalle Investment Management in the UK working in different roles including as national and fund management director. 

Ferguson Partners – The talent management and strategic advisory firm for the global real assets industries has appointed Gemma Burgess CEO, effective 1 June. Co-founder and CEO William J Ferguson will continue to be chairman and remain actively focused on leading client engagements. Burgess joined Ferguson Partners in 2007 and has developed a global acumen, originally based in Ferguson Partners’ London office, and then transitioning to oversee its New York City office before taking on responsibility for the US search business and then, most recently, the global search business. In her current role as president, Burgess has been instrumental in positioning Ferguson Partners as the go-to firm for executive talent and management solutions.

Harworth –  The regenerator of land and property has appointed Peter Henry to the newly created role of director of sustainability. Henry will report to CEO Lynda Shillaw and will be a member of Harworth’s investment committee. He joined Harworth in 2012 and held a number of key roles in the delivery of commercial, residential and energy developments, before being appointed regional director for the Yorkshire & Central region in 2019. In his new role, Henry will lead the development and implementation of Harworth’s ESG programme.