Greystar Real Estate Partners – The residential real estate investor has hired Akira Kosugi as managing director to oversee investment activities in Japan. Greystar said it plans to open an office in Tokyo to capitalise on the significant multifamily opportunities in key cities throughout Japan. Prior to joining Greystar, Kosugi served as managing director and led the Tokyo office of Westbrook Japan. He previously held senior leadership roles at Blackstone, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Grove International Partners.
Cushman & Wakefield – Philip Macauley has joined the global real estate services firm as a partner within its UK valuation and advisory team, based in London, with a focus on self-storage facilities. Macauley joins from Colliers International where he oversaw the valuation of licensed and leisure property assets. Macauley has close to 20 years’ experience in the valuation of commercial property assets having begun his career at Montagu Evans in 2001. In 2007 he joined Duff & Phelps as European head of tangible asset valuation where he valued pan-European commercial properties. Between 2011 and 2014, Macauley led KPMG’s UK property valuation team. He later joined Deloitte where, for close to three years, he valued mixed portfolios, including self-storage assets.
PGIM Real Estate – Ibtissem Sfaxi and Nidhya Ramasubbu have joined the investment firm’s EMEA business development team. Sfaxi has joined as an executive director in the EMEA business development team. She joins from Hodes Weill & Associates, where she was a principal, responsible for institutional private placement in French-speaking Europe and the Middle East. Prior to this, she was a senior business development manager and a product specialist at Aberdeen Asset Management, having previously held roles at Pradera Real Estate, JER, and Capital & Marketing Group. Ramasubbu has joined as vice president. She joins from DWS, where she was a product specialist in the global client group. Prior to this, she held business development and client servicing roles at Duff & Phelps, Real Capital Analytics and the Grameen Creative Lab. Both Sfaxi and Ramasubbu are based in London.
Architrave – Martin Rothenberger has joined the Berlin-based proptech firm as CTO to replace Benjamin Staude who is returning to academia. Rothenberger most recently worked Europe-wide as an IT coach for Accenture. As CTO, he has taken over the management of the development team currently with 42 employees.
Deutsche Finance International – The London based pan-European private equity real estate investor has hired Oliver Gardiner as development director. Gardiner will lead on the development aspects within the firm’s current pan-European portfolio and assist in sourcing and executing new investment and development opportunities. Gardiner has over 18 years of development experience and joins DFI after two and a half years at Mace Developments where he was development director. Prior to Mace, Gardiner spent 14 years at Land Securities, including two years as head of development for its London portfolio. A key area of focus for Gardiner in his new position will be assisting with the transformation of London’s 133-year old Olympia Exhibition Centre and the surrounding 14 acres, prime central London site.
ANREV – After five years as CEO, Alan Dalgleish is stepping down from his role with the Asian association for investors in non-listed real estate vehicles to pursue other opportunities. Jeremy Stewardson, past chief executive and current representative for ANREV in Europe, will assume the role of chief executive. He will be based in Hong Kong from the new year until a replacement for Dalgleish is appointed. Dalgleish has been credited with growth in ANREV regional membership numbers and expansion across Asia in the adoption of INREV guidelines for best practice.
Arrow Capital Partners – The real estate company has appointed Marie Ferguson as financial controller. Ferguson is responsible for all accounting, finance and financial reporting across the Arrow platform, including both the Asian, Australian and European businesses. Prior to joining Arrow, Ferguson was financial controller at Vengrove and head of fund accounting at Valad for over 5 years.
KanAm Grund Group – Daniel Landgraf will join the company in April next year as director and head of business development. Over the last 6 years, he has worked for GEG German Estate Group and DIC Asset. At DIC Asset he was consultant to the then CEO. Landgraf will also the management of KanAM’s alternative investments arm StepWise Capital.