Fidelity International, Invesco, BNP Paribas, Cbus, JANA Investment Advisors, LaSalle Investment Management, Ishin Hotels Group, Barings Real Estate, Invesco Real Estate, Abenex, BMO Real Estate Partners, Cushman & Wakefield, TH Real Estate, Valor Real Estate Partners, Goodman France, JLL, Goldman Sachs, Gramercy Europe, Capview Partners, Spirit Realty Capital
Fidelity International – Invesco Real Estate’s Kim Politzer has been hired as director of research to Fidelity’s European real estate business. Based in London, Politzer will assume responsibility for the strategic direction and management of the research function. Politzer was a senior director at Invesco Real Estate’s European research arm. Prior to that, she was a director of research at BNP Paribas.
Cbus – Rhonda Spagnol joins the Australian superannuation fund as head of property. Spagnol, who was a senior consultant and co-head of property at JANA Investment Advisors, reports to Grant Harrison, portfolio head for private markets. Spagnol’s key responsibilities at Cbus will be strategy development and oversight of the property sector.
LaSalle Investment Management – Keith Fujii has been made CEO and president for Japan, based in Tokyo. He will sit on the board of directors at LaSalle REIT Advisors, which manages LaSalle’s Japanese logistics real estate investment trust. Fujii, who was previously CEO of Ishin Hotels Group, takes over from Yas Nakashima, who will continue to work for LaSalle as a representative director and will support its Japanese logistics platform.
Barings Real Estate – Daniel Köhler has been appointed director of debt capital markets for structured real estate investments in Europe. Based in Munich, Köhler will have responsibility for executing financing solutions for Barings’ European portfolio of equity investment properties and leveraged-loan strategies. Köhler joins from Invesco Real Estate where, since 2011, he was an associate director in structured debt finance.
Guillaume Bieganski also joins as director of asset management and transactions. Bieganski, who will be based in Barings’ Paris office, will support the development of the business in France. Bieganski joins from Abenex (formerly ABN AMRO Capital France) where he was a director overseeing the launch and development of the company’s real estate activity.
BMO Real Estate Partners – Lea Castelli and Nadia Baïleche have joined the continental European team. Castelli is European retail manager and will focus on new acquisitions and leasing strategies in the food and beverage sector. She joins from Cushman & Wakefield where she established the food and beverage department in Paris. Baïleche is European asset manager and will lead leasing and project management activities. She joins from TH Real Estate where she was retail portfolio manager.
Valor Real Estate Partners – Abderhamane Belhadad has been appointed vice president within the asset management team. Belhadad will be responsible for executing value-add investments and development activities across France and Europe. He joins from Goodman France where he worked in the technical development team, overseeing logistics and office projects. Belhadad will split his time between Valor’s London and the new office in Paris.
Rupert Crossland joins as an associate within the asset management team. He will be responsible for tenant relations and leasing activity. Crossland previously worked at JLL as a senior surveyor on the national logistics team. Ben Brunschwig joins as an associate within the investments team. Brunschwig will focus on new investment opportunities. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs on the real estate team, most recently in London. Matthew Hariss joins as an associate within the finance team. He will support on fund accounting and reporting. Hariss previously worked on the finance team at Gramercy Europe.
Capview Partners – The Dallas-based real estate fund manager has appointed Mark Manheimer as managing director and CIO. Manheimer will lead investment and fund management. With 20 years of experience, Manheimer was previously head of asset management at Spirit Realty Capital.