NEPC, American Realty Advisors, Alpha Real Capital, Global Student Accommodation, Heimstaden, finnCap, First Property, TIME Investments, Ecofin US Renewables Infrastructure Trust, Middleburg Communities, Sunac China, CTP, JLL, CBRE, Schroders

Global Student Accommodation – Michael Neely joins GSA to lead asset management and value-add activity in the US. Neeley has joined the company as asset management director and will be responsible for driving rehabilitation, reconfiguration, and redevelopment activity across the US portfolio, and work closely with colleagues, joint venture partners, and with GSA’s global operating partner Yugo. Neeley joins from global real estate development and investment management firm CA Ventures where he was director of investments and asset management. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles with Mapletree Investments and Cardinal Group Investments.

Heimstaden – Helge Krogsbøl, Heimstaden’s COO, is to take over from Patrik Hall as CEO from 1 Jan 2023. Hall has after more than 20 years decided to leave his position and continue as senior advisor and member of the group investment committee. Krogsbøl is currently deputy CEO and COO. He has long experience from executive positions before joining Heimstaden in 2018, such as senior vice president in Pandox AB and CEO at First Hotels.

Alpha Real Capital – Cyril Gatinot joins the specialist real assets investment manager as investment director with a remit to deliver its greenfield acquisition strategy, particularly in flexible generation such as energy storage. Gatinot has over 15 years’ experience in renewables infrastructure investment, more recently leading SSE’s programme to develop a market-leading position in energy storage and solar in the UK and Ireland. Raza Ali joins as investment director, with over 12 years’ UK renewables infrastructure investment experience in secure income strategies across a range of asset types. Prior to joining Alpha Real Capital, he held an investment director role where he delivered more than £300m in transactions on behalf of investors. Anis Abdullah joins as senior investment manager to develop pipeline origination and lead deal execution. Abdullah has over 10 years’ investment and finance experience. She has worked on an array of UK renewables infrastructure projects most recently at leading infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty Investments.

CBREPatrick Bone has joined the global real estate advisor as a senior director in the equity placement team, part of CBRE’s capital advisors offering. Bone has joined from investment manager Schroders where he was the lead fund manager in the capital real estate solutions business. Bone had been with Schroders for 15 years and was formerly head of UK real estate research. He is a member of the Investment Property Forum and sits on the IPF Indirect Property Group. 

TIME InvestmentsRaymond Greaves has been appointed head of equity funds at TIME. Greaves joins from finnCap, where he was head of research for over eight years. He has 26 years of investment and research experience at Rothschild, Merrill Lynch, Collins Stewart and finnCap. At TIME, he will initially manage the estate planning solution, TIME:AIM. Andrew Gill joins as fund manager for TIME:UK Infrastructure Income and the unique hybrid structured TIME:Property Long Income & Growth. Gill joins from Jefferies where he was an equity research analyst based in London as part of the pan-European real estate team for over seven years, covering UK and European REITs. Prior to that he was an auditor in financial services audit & assurance at PwC in Guernsey and London.

Ecofin US Renewables Infrastructure Trust – The company’s investment manager, Ecofin Advisors, has appointed Eileen Fargis as the Ecofin group lead and portfolio manager for the trust. In her role as managing director - private equity sustainable infrastructure, Fargis will work closely with the team at Ecofin, including Ed Russell, senior MD and Jason Benson, director of private renewable energy. Fargis has over 20 years’ industry experience, most recently as head of investments for InterEnergy Holdings UK. She is the former co-head of IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund. Fargis started her career in energy and infrastructure with Skadden Arps and spent nine years at GE Capital Markets, GE Energy Financial Services and GE Structured Finance. She has previously served on the boards of InterEnergy Holdings, CityExpress Hotels and SURA Asset Management.

Kingstone Real EstateMichael Sacher joins the real estate investment manager as managing partner and co-shareholder of Kingstone Real Estate Opportunity (KREO), a newly created opportunistic investment division. He will work from the company’s new office in London. Philipp Schomberg, co-founder and executive partner of Kingstone, and Sacher form the management duo behind KREO. KREO will geographically focus on Germany, as well as on selected metropolitan regions in western and central Europe. Sacher joins Kingstone Real Estate from Aermont Capital. Prior to this, he had begun his professional career in the investment banking division of Swiss banking group, UBS.

JLLJonathan Ogg has been appointed head of capital markets for New Zealand. Part of his briefs in his new role ws to attract more offshore opportunities to the New Zealand real estate market. Prior to his appointment, Ogg was a senior director for 12 years with CBRE. He has also been the national director of office leasing growing the agency business line to the best performing. His career also includes a stint with t Knight Frank in Auckland.

NEPC – Shelley Santulli has joined the investment consulting firm as principal and senior investment director, real assets. Santulli will be responsible for providing clients with market viewpoints, sourcing investing ideas, conducting manager due diligence, creating educational materials for various real estate and real asset strategies, and advising clients on the implementation of investment strategies. Prior to joining NEPC, Santulli was executive vice president, portfolio management at American Realty Advisors, where she helped lead the portfolio management and strategy of a diversified, open-end value fund. Throughout her career, she has held several other senior positions in notable investment management firms like Berkshire Group, AEW Capital Management, and Fidelity Investments.

First Property – The property fund manager and investor with operations in the UK and Central Europe has appointed Arnold Musisi as head of UK development. Musisi is tasked with leading the group’s development strategy across the UK. Musisi has been involved in the real estate market for 12 years.

Life Storage – The owner and operator of self-storage properties in the US is promoting Alexander Gress, the company’s vice president of finance, corporate planning and investor relations to CFO upon the retirement of current CFO, Andrew Gregoire, on 2 January 2023. Post-retirement, Gregoire will continue to assist in order to provide for a smooth transition, through 30 June 2023. Gress started his career at PWC in New York City. Following that, he held senior and team leadership roles in capital markets with JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers in London and in venture capital in Toronto. Prior to joining Life Storage, Gress most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of the Hamister.

Middleburg Communities – Tim Zhang has joined the company as principal and vice president of indirect investments. Zhang, who reports to CIO Kory Geans and works out of the firm’s headquarters in Vienna, Virginia, is responsible for building out Middleburg’s multifamily preferred equity financing platform. Zhang joins Middleburg from Sunac China Holdings, where he was responsible for real estate, equity and credit investments.  Prior to this, Zhang was an investment professional at Beijing-based Taikang Asset Management and Hong Kong-based China Merchants Capital. Prior to his career in Asia, Zhang was a structured finance associate at Merrill Lynch in New York City, where he was responsible for securitisation and valuation of CMBS, CRE CDO, and CLO. He started his career as a CMBS analyst at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta.

CTP – The continental Europe industrial and logistics real estate manager has appointed Matthias Bitzan as country head of CTP Austria. He joins CTP from Austria’s Erste Group Bank where he was head of commercial real estate clients and responsible for growing the bank’s loan portfolio in Austria and CEE markets over the last decade. CTP has initiated a €150m investment programme in the Austrian market where its first developments at CTPark Vienna East and CTPark Vienna North are under construction and five additional projects are to start in 2023.