Tritax Big Box REIT, CLSA Securities, Lintrup & Norgart, NAS Invest, Investec, Trammell Crow, Deutsche Logistik Holding, CBRE, Gerald Eve, Denham Capital, Allianz Global Investors, DIF Capital Partners, Aquila Capital, Basefarm, CREFC Europe
CBRE – Paul Steadman has joined the global real estate advisor’s UK logistics capital markets team as a director from Gerald Eve where he was an associate in the capital markets team. Steadman started his career at CBRE in 2013 and moved to Gerald Eve in 2017, where he specialised in the acquisition and disposal of industrial and logistics investments across the UK. Charlotte Dawidek has also joined as a senior surveyor from JLL, where she was a senior surveyor in the national investment capital markets team.
DIF Capital Partners – Based in London, Caine Bouwmeester will take over the role as head of renewable energy from Christopher Mansfield; and In Frankfurt, Marcel Beverungen will take over the position as head of Germany from Carl Jobst von Hoersten. The successors both joined DIF in 2020. Bouwmeester is a managing director and joined from Macquarie’s Green Investment Group in London. Beverungen is a managing director and joined from Rothschild in Frankfurt, where he was responsible for energy & power and infrastructure origination and execution in the DACH region. Prior to Rothschild, Beverungen worked for UBS and Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and London. Mansfield and Jobst von Hoersten are both retiring as partners after 13 years in their roles as head of renewable energy and head of Germany, respectively. Mansfield has led DIF’s renewables practice from its start in 2008. Jobst von Hoersten founded the Frankfurt office in 2008 and developed DIF’s presence in the DACH region. They will be taking on certain non-executive roles at DIF.
Trammell Crow Company – The global commercial real estate developer and investor has appointed Marc Daiß business development director for the firm’s Germany and Austria logistics team. He will assist in sourcing new logistics development opportunities, budgeting and underwriting of new projects as well as overseeing projects from acquisition and concept stages, through design development to exit. Daiß formerly served as the senior development manager at Deutsche Logistik Holding in Hamburg and held a variety of roles at GARBE Industrial Real Estate.
Denham Capital – The global infrastructure, energy and resources investment firm has appointed Jorge Camiña as partner and head of credit for its new sustainable infrastructure credit platform. Camiña brings over 20 years of experience in project finance and investment management, having held senior positions at both Allianz Global Investors and Santander Corporate & Investment Banking. He was most recently director of infrastructure debt at Allianz Global Investors.
Aquila Capital – Petter M Tømmeraas, former senior vice president for data centre services of Basefarm, will join as CEO for Aquila Capital’s data centre business AQ Compute. He will be based in Oslo, Norway, and reporting to Rolf Zarnekow, head of investment management real estate. Tømmeraas has more than 20 years of experience in the data centre industry, developing projects and programs that deliver growth and impact. In his most recent position, he was leading the data centre business for Basefarm. Prior to joining Basefarm, he worked as the chief sales officer for the Norwegian data centre company Green Mountain. He started working in the data centre services, telecommunication services and the managed services sector back in 1998 and is one of the founding members as well as current chairman of the board of the Norwegian Data Centre Industry.
CREFC Europe – Chris Bennett of DekaBank, already a member of the CREFC Europe board, has stepped into the chair elect role. Jessica Tomlinson of Barclays Bank took over as chair from Emma Huepfl of CBRE Global Investors, who becomes immediate past chair. Barry Fowler of Aviva Investors has retired from the board after four years, including a term as chair. Also leaving the board are Jean-Maurice Elkouby of ING, Kumaresh Thiru of Morgan Stanley and Madeleine McDougall of Lloyds. The terms of Huepfl as chair and Fowler as immediate past chair had been extended by a year. Members elected two new directors to the board: Manja Stueck of BentallGreenOak and Sharon Quinlan of HSBC Bank, each agreeing to serve three-year terms.
NAS Invest Group – Peter Back has been appointed managing director of the newly launched Nordic property arm NAS Real Nordics. Back joins from Lintrup & Norgart, a Danish real estate consultancy firm, where he most recently led the capital markets team as a co-partner. With the appointment of Back as MD, NAS Real Nordics has commenced its operations and manages a Danish real estate portfolio, primarily consisting of €200m worth of properties located in the Copenhagen region.
Investec – Jane Niles has been appointed as head of real estate offshore, within the firm’s corporate and family office team in the Channel Islands. Niles joined Investec in 2016. Niles was previously head of corporate and family office, Guernsey at Investec Bank (Channel Islands). She joined Investec from an international banking career based in Hong Kong and London.
Urban Land Institute – Francisco Rocha Antunes, chief development officer at +urbano, has been appointed chair of ULI Portugal. He succeeds Eduardo Abreu, partner, Neoturis - Consultoria Em Turismo, and officially began his voluntary two-year term on 1 September. Antunes has been a supporter of ULI Portugal since 2004 and, as a full member, sits on the European living concepts product council.
Tritax Big Box REIT – Wu Gang has been appointed non-executive director. He will also be appointed as a member of the audit and risk and management engagement committees. He set up and led the European investment banking team at CLSA Securities from 2015 to 2019. Prior to CLSA Securities, he was head of M&A and general industrials at ICBC International. He also held senior-level positions at the Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and London. He started his investment banking career at Goldman Sachs.