Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, Glenhawk, Edmond de Rothschild, CBRE, Shawbrook Bank, ATP Real Estate, Færch Foundation

Edmond de Rothschild – The asset manager has placed its three specialised real estate subsidiaries under a single management and appointed Pierre Jacquot to lead the business. Jacquot has joined the asset management executive committee. Jacquot will be responsible for strengthening synergies between the €10bn real estate business as well as for convergence with other asset management and private banking activities. Jacquot founded Orox Asset Management in Switzerland in 2007. He later took an active part in the creation of the Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate SICAV fund. He started his career as an engineer at Basil Real in South Africa. 

JLLAndrew Mercer has joined the real estate and investment management firm’s upstream sustainability services team as director. Mercer will head of energy services in the UK. In this newly formed position, Mercer will be responsible for developing and building on existing JLL energy and sustainability programmes. He joins JLL from CBRE, where he was director of energy services.

Glenhawk – The newly launched specialist UK property lender has hired Steve Smith as business development manager. Smith will be responsible for building Glenhawk’s loan book exposure in the south west of England. He will manage the business’ current south-west portfolio while expanding and strengthening Glenhawk’s broker relationships across the region. Smith was previously a relationship manager at Shawbrook Bank. Prior to this, he was business development manager for the south at Roma Finance. He has also held roles at Blue Sky Finance, Close Invoice Finance and Bank of Scotland.

Cushman & WakefieldRichard Evans has been hired to lead the real estate services firm’s UK logistics and industrial team. Evans will also help set the strategy for the EMEA logistics and industrial business. Evans, who will start work at Cushman & Wakefield next spring, joins from JLL where he was lead director of its UK logistics group. He has spent 16 years at JLL.

ATP Real EstateNewly appointed CFO, Martin Vang Hansen, is taking over as CEO from Michael Nielsen. Nielsen has decided to step down after nearly 17 years. Vang Hansen joined ATP in the newly-created CFO role in May this year. He was previously chief executive of the Færch Foundation, a foundation set up by members of Denmark’s wealthy Færch family. Nielsen has agreed to continue to share his knowledge and experience with ATP. His exact role is yet to be defined.