Hines, Dolphin Living, Investec, RivingtonHark, LaSalle Investment Management, Lendlease, LaSalle, JLL, Reall, Invel Real Estate, Redevco, Cushman & Wakefield, Investec, AMF Real Estate, Fabege, Sirius Real Estate, Target Healthcare REIT, Drees & Sommer, QuadReal Property, Pom+Deutschland, Garbe, AQ-Acentor, Macquarie, Quest Investment Partners, Alpha Real Capital, KanAm Grund

QuadReal Property - The real estate arm of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, has appointed Zahar Mejanni managing director and global head of strategic partnerships. Mejanni will be based in London and report directly to Dennis Lopez, CEO of QuadReal. Prior to joining QuadReal, Mejanni held a number of leadership roles at Macquarie Capital and Macquarie Asset Management including head of EMEA real estate private capital markets. He joined Macquarie in 2008 and started his career with KPMG corporate finance. Mejanni is an employee of QuadReal UK Services, which acts in an advisory capacity to QuadReal Property.

LaSalle Investment Management – Alex Edds has joined the global real estate investment manager as head of sustainability Europe. Edds joins from JLL, where he served as director of innovation. Edds will sit on LaSalle’s global sustainability committee. Brett Ormrod has joined as net-zero carbon lead, and Adam Dawson has been appointed UK sustainability manager. Ormrod previously worked at Lendlease where he delivered its net-zero and absolute zero carbon agenda across large urban regeneration projects in the UK. Ormrod has also advised several major corporations on integrating sustainability into their office buildings and designs. Dawson was previously interim head of Asia operations for Reall for six years.

Hines – The global real estate firm has appointed Gregory Hare to its UK business as an asset manager and will be based in London. Hare joins Hines UK from The Arch Company, where he worked for two-and-a-half years maximising the value of the firm’s commercial portfolio across the UK. Isabella Hitchcock also joins the asset management team of Hines UK. Prior to joining Hines, Hitchcock spent 18 months working in asset management at RivingtonHark, where she was responsible for the firm’s core assets and value shopping centres. Emanuel Rebelo has joined Hines UK’s acquisitions and investment team as an associate. He was part of the winning team at the 2021 ULI-Hines European team competition and has previously interned at Hines in its European investment management team. Prior to joining Hines, Rebelo was senior project manager at Arup and project director at Adjaye Associates. James Edmunds will work as an accounts assistant in Hines UK’s finance team.

Investec – Jonathan Long has been appointed head of corporate lending in the real estate team. Having joined Investec in 2016, Long has since closed over £600m of real estate loans to a mix of UK and global corporates and institutions in both the development and investment space across all real estate asset classes. Prior to Investec, he spent three years at BLME, having started his career in Ernst & Young’s banking and capital markets team.

AMF Real EstatePer Strömblad has been appointed as general counsel. The property arm of the SEK800bn (€76.3bn) Swedish blue-collar pension provider said he would also become part of its management team. Strömblad replaces Mats Efraimsson, who is moving on to a role at parent company AMF. Strömblad joins the firm from his current role as general counsel at Swedish property developer Fabege, where he has worked for over five years. Prior to this, he also worked for Nordic postal service company PostNord as corporate counsel, for almost six years. AMF Real Estate said Strömblad would take up the new role in April.

Heimstaden - Magnus Nordholm, the deputy CEO of Nordic property firm Heimstaden has decided to resign. Nordholm will stay in his position for the next few months to ensure a smooth handover process, the firm said. Jordan Milewicz has been appointed co-COO, to work alongside existing co-COO Eddo Rats. The pair would report to Deputy CEO Helge Krogsbøl, who was previously COO before becoming deputy CEO a few months ago. Milewicz will start his new job on 1 March. He joins the firm from his current role as head of US at residential property firm Akelius, having worked for the firm since 2008 in various managerial roles including head of Europe and leader of its Canadian business.

Quest Investment Partners – The real estate investment company has appointed. Luis Walther-Kraft managing director. He is assuming the newly created position of CIO at Quest Development and will be in charge of the entire investment division along with acquisitions and sales at the company’s four branches in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. In addition, he will be responsible for the strategic development of the company as well as business development. Walther-Kraft joined Quest as investment manager in June 2018. Most recently, he headed up transactions and partnering.

Invel Real Estate –  The European real estate investment manager has appointed George Kountouris and David Church as senior advisors. Both will join the board of Invel’s flagship asset management company. Kountouris brings more than 38 years of experience in real estate, investment banking, private equity and hedge funds. At present, he is also a member of the board and of the investment committee of Prodea Investments, as well as a senior advisor to Blantyre Capital. His previous roles have included being chairman of the Aerium Investment Committee, CIO and partner of Portland Capital, managing director and European partner of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and managing director and European co-head of Deutsche Bank Real Estate Private Equity. Church joins Invel with 35 years’ experience in the sector. He ran the EMEA real estate gaming and lodging corporate and investment banking business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2006 until 2015, taking the team to a market-leading position in EMEA equity capital markets and M&A, before establishing Leon Partners, an independent real estate advisory company. Most recently Church helped to set up Tetrarch Homes in Ireland, where he is now an investor and non-exec director.

KanAm GrundJacob Pretzell has joined KanAm’s institutional investment fund business. Pretzell was appointed as director of fund management last month. His tasks will include the management of specialised real estate funds for KanAm Grund – particularly those focused on public tenants in Germany and other European countries – in addition to the strategic development of investment fund plans. Pretzell will also be responsible for the operational implementation of measures relating to investment funds. Before joining KanAm Grund, Pretzell was for several years director of fund management at GEG German Estate/DIC Asset. Other previous posts include senior asset manager at Mayfield Property.

Dolphin Living – David Stevenson has joined the UK intermediate affordable housing provider as regeneration and development director. Stevenson will focus on the growth of the organisation and its sustainability credentials. He was recently worked as regeneration director for L&Q and was responsible for leading L&Q’s work on Greenwich Peninsula. Prior to L&Q, Stevenson worked at Genesis Housing Association as head of development delivery – major ventures.

Redevco – The European real estate investment manager has appointed Elsbeth Quispel in the newly created role of head of innovation. Quispel will be driving the company’s proptech strategy and broader innovation journey. Before joining Redevco Quispel worked at Cushman & Wakefield where she acted as head of real estate strategy and innovation for the past 5 years. Prior to that Quispel was head of sustainability/managing director, ESG and real estate at GRESB.

Sirius Real Estate – The branded business and industrial parks owner has appointed Alistair Marks, current CFO, to take up the newly created role of CIO, while Diarmuid Kelly, current group finance director, will join the company’s board of directors as CFO. Marks will continue to be a member of the company’s board. Marks joined Sirius in January 2007. In his new role as CIO, Marks will focus on the group’s investment activity, covering acquisitions, disposals and capex investment programmes, utilising his significant experience in the industrial, office and business parks sector, as well as deep operational experience and expertise to identify and execute on a wide range of opportunities that unlock value for the group. Kelly has been with the group since 2015. Kelly has over 18 years’ experience in financial management within the professional services, investment management and sovereign wealth fund sectors including as head of financial control, hospitality, real estate at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. 

Target Healthcare REIT –  Dr Amanda Thompsell has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the company.  She trained and originally practised as a GP before switching to working in old age hospital medicine, and then retraining in old age psychiatry. Dr Thompsell is the national specialist advisor: older people’s mental health at NHS England, a member of the advisory board to the Journal of Dementia Care and a Medical Member of the First Tier Tribunal at the UK Ministry of Justice. She is also the previous chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Alpha Real Capital – The specialist manager of secure income real assets has appointed Ed Goldsworthy as investment director and Elliot Tegerdine as technical director. Goldsworthy brings extensive investment experience in UK renewables, and joins Alpha having held senior positions at Gresham House and FIM Services. Tegerdine joins to lead Alpha’s project delivery and operations, bringing over 20 years of professional experience delivering large power generation schemes and leading multi-disciplinary teams. 

Pom+Deutschland –  The real assets consultancy firm company has appointed Benedikt Scholler as branch manager in the firm’s new office in Berlin. His expertise includes sustainability, ESG and energy, as well as comprehensive consulting skills. At pom+, he will concentrate on developing services related to the circular economy and climate neutrality. Scholler joins from Drees & Sommer in Berlin, where he worked for over ten years, most recently as branch manager for engineering and integrated design. 

GarbeSven Schoel has been appointed managing director and head of Spain for Garbe Industrial Real Estate and Garbe Institutional Capital. He is expected to establish and expand Garbe’s investment and project development business in the country. Schoel manages the new Garbe office in Madrid, where he will assemble a team of local experts. Over the past eight years, he has built a residential and logistics real estate platform worth approximately €1.6bn for AQ-Acentor.