Europa Capital, Tristan Capital Partners, CBRE, Jungheinrich, Manulife Investment Management, Blackstone, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Savills, Christie & Co, Strutt & Parker, 1stein Capital, Nuveen, Stonepeak, Zurich Insurance, QIC, Whitehelm Capital, UBS AM REPM, DIF Capital Partners. M&G

Stonepeak – The real assets investment firm has appointed Ben Harper as head of ESG. Harper joins from Zurich Insurance where most recently he oversaw the global insurer’s sustainability priorities. At Stonepeak, Harper will similarly aim to enhance Stonepeak’s leadership on sustainable investing and ESG as he oversees the firm’s continued efforts to scale its already significant ESG program. In his role, Harper will help establish additional goals for the program including expanding and refining the firm’s approach to measurement, policies and reporting in line with best practice and the continued evolution of the ESG landscape. In Harper’s more than 20 years with Zurich, he also served in head of environmental and climate product officer roles for the company. Earlier in his career, Harper was director of assessments and compliance at Clayton Group Services. Harper currently sits on the advisory board for the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board Committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Adaptation.

BNP Paribas Real Estate – The real estate manager has appointed Jonathan Parrish senior director of UK hotels, James Laskowski as associate director of UK hotels, and Mattia Cavenati as associate at pan-European hotels. Parrish and Laskowski previously worked for Christie & Co and Savills respectively. Parrish will work alongside Richard Talbot-Williams and be responsible for UK hotel investment, going concern brokerage and development advice, while also helping to further build the BNP Paribas Real Estate hotels proposition within the UK. Laskowski will also focus on UK hotel investment brokerage, but with a specific emphasis on the London market. Cavenatiwho previously worked at HVS, is supporting Artyom Perevedentsev with pan-European hotel outreach, which also includes the UK. Mattia’s role sees him reporting directly to Artyom, Associate Director for Pan-European Hotels Advisory. Caroline McDade has joined Strutt & Parker, the firm’s consultancy arm, as head of planning. McDade, who joins from Deloitte, takes on the leadership of the planning team and will be responsible for growing the team as well as advising on every aspect of real estate development in London and the UK. 

Europa Capital – The pan-European real estate investment manager has appointed Jeremy Bullock as asset and portfolio management managing director. Based in London, Bullock will oversee asset management initiatives predominantly in the UK but also across Europe, including lettings, refurbishment, change of use and development. He joins after seven years at Tristan Capital Partners where he was a director, portfolio and asset management. Prior to joining Tristan Capital Partners, Bullock was a director at AEW, having previously spent nine years at CIT Group.

UBS AM REPM – The manager has appointed Kurt Edwards as head of US real estate research and strategy. As part of the UBS REPM research and strategy team from 2012 until 2019, Edwards supported portfolio management strategy, had oversight of portfolio attribution, and led the development of the firm’s first machine learning model. In this expanded role, Edwards will continue to direct initiatives related to investment analytics and build his team. Edwards was a member of the NCREIF PREA reporting standards council from 2015 to 2018 and is an active member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

Manulife Investment Management – The manager has appointed Jeff Yamashiroya managing director, US asset management, west region. Based in Manulife’s Los Angeles office, Yamashiroya will oversee Manulife Investment Management’s US real estate platform within the Western regions. In addition to managing the regional asset management team, he will oversee the development and execution of asset-level strategies and direct the performance of the region’s real estate asset portfolio. Prior to joining the company, Yamashiroya was principal of real estate private equity at Blackstone. He also worked at Harbinger Capital Partners in Hong Kong as a consultant.

CBRE – The global real estate advisor has appointed Mike Young as a sales director within its UK client solutions team, responsible for the logistics sector. Young recently held the position of business development manager at Jungheinrich where he has been since 2013. He has held various business development roles prior to his most recent position. In his new role, Young will focus on creating opportunities and further expanding CBRE’s network with logistics companies as well as providing logistics expertise, specifically with retailer and e-commerce clients.

QIC – The Queensland state government-owned investment company has appointed Nicholas Stockdale as head of infrastructure debt, Europe. Stockdale joins from Whitehelm Capital, where he was deputy head of infrastructure debt investments. He will be responsible for managing QIC’s London team as the business grows. Stockdale who is to start with QIC on 1 November, will report to QIC head of infrastructure debt, Evan Nahnsen, in QIC’s New York office.

DIF Capital PartnersKanan Joshi is joining the newly opened New York office as a senior director and as DIF’s first US hire. She joins the firm to spearhead its investments and strategy in the US digital infrastructure sector. She was most recently the head of telecom infrastructure at Upper Bay. Before that, she worked at Digital Bridge and Deutsche Bank in New York. Luuk Veenstra has joined DIF’s global investor relations and business development team as a senior director to cover a part of Europe and the Middle East. Veenstra has joined the DIF Schiphol office from M&G in New York, where he established the institutional business development and distribution business for North America. Before M&G, Veenstra worked for PGGM’s infrastructure investment team, and for RBC and NIBC in various positions and locations globally, including 10 years in London.

1stein CapitalMichael Klauke-Werner, who has been managing director of institutional advisory service at Nuveen Asset Management Europe, has left the firm to become managing partner of 1stein Capital, a company he co-founded. 1stein Capital facilitates fundraising for institutional investment products on behalf of real estate companies in the residential, logistics, office and retail asset classes in the DACH region. Klauke-Werner also previoully worked for research and marketing firm Aberdeen Group and Commerz Grundbesitz Spezialfondsgesellschaft.