Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, Howard Kennedy, Europa, RBC Capital Markets, CBRE IM, GLIL Infrastructure, Gerald Eve, Deloitte, Grosvenor Property, Crow Holdings, Lincoln Property, Canyon Partners
Europa – The pan-European real estate investment manager has appointed Mantas Storpirstis as a director. Based in London, Mantas will report to the head of value-add asset management, Jeremy Bullock, and have responsibility for reviewing and enhancing all the processes within the asset management team. Storpirstis joins from RBC Capital Markets where he spent the last three and a half years executing real estate transactions, originating senior and mezzanine debt as well as whole loans across the UK and Europe. Prior to that, he spent four years at Revetas Capital Advisors, where he specialised in real estate investment in the CEE region.
Crow Holdings – Laurence Pelosi, senior MD, and Tim Marvich, who recently joined the company as MD will co-lead the newly launched renewables business. Pelosi has been with Crow Holdings since 2019. Marvich has a 17-year track record in renewable energy development and previously held leadership positions at Apex Clean Energy, where he created the company’s distributed energy business, and NextEra Energy Resources, where he led the distributed energy early-stage development team. Pelosi and Marvich are joined by Riean Norman, who joins as a VP focused on pre-development activities in California and the Northeast. Norman has spent 11 years in the energy industry, most recently at Dimension Renewable Energy, where he had a particular concentration on deploying solar on industrial rooftops.
GLIL Infrastructure – Simon Merriweather has been appointed senior adviser within the infrastructure investment fund’s asset management function. Merriweather was most recently global head of asset management at Partners Group in Switzerland. Previous roles include managing director of EDF Energy’s generation assets and Centrica’s power generation business. He has also held non-executive director roles on 20 different infrastructure investments across a range of sectors.
Lincoln Property – The global real estate firm has appointed Maria Stamolis CIO and head of investment management. She is also responsible for broadening Lincoln’s relationships and offerings with institutional investors. She joins the company after 16 years at Canyon Partners, where she most recently served as partner and co-head of real estate. Prior to Canyon Partners, Stamolis held senior roles at real estate firms Karney Management Company and R+B Realty Group/Oakwood Worldwide. She began her career as a project manager for the developer center for Housing Partnerships in New York City, going on to serve as a portfolio manager at both GE Capital and MBL Life Assurance Corporation.
CBRE Investment Management – The fund manager’s German arm has promoted Sebastian Ehrhardt, head of transactions DACH, to managing director. He joins the German management team with country head Germany Marius Schöner, managing director of client solutions Chris Wood and CFO Juan Miguel Hidalgo Rodriguez. Ehrhardt has been working in the property industry for close to 19 years, with the last seven at CBRE IM. His main responsibilities have included acquisitions as well as the project and asset management of complex, mixed-use value-add assets and developments, and is now head of transactions for the entire German-speaking region.
Deloitte – Michelle Kite and Hari Sothinathan have joined as partners with specific focus on providing strategic advice on large-scale development and regeneration projects to the public and private sectors. Jane Lees joins as a director with a focus on the alternatives market, while Andrew Stanford joins as a director with a focus on residential capital markets. Kite joins as a partner with a focus on the structuring, funding and financing of development projects and land transactions. Previously, Kite worked at Grosvenor Property where she advised on the sale of their build-to-rent development site in Bermondsey and set up its partnership for a significant office and retail development in Mayfair. Sothinathan joins as a partner to expand the development advisory and transactions team nationally. Sothinathan previously worked at Gerald Eve. Lees joins as a director with a particular focus on trade-related and alternative assets including hotels, healthcare and self-storage. Previously, Lees was an executive director at CBRE within its European hotels business. Stanford joins as a director to lead the residential capital markets team. He has over 30 years’ residential experience, including two years as head of the government’s private-rented-sector taskforce responsible for kickstarting the UK build-to-rent sector.
CBRE – David Armitage has joined CBRE capital markets as SVP to focus on the affordable housing sector across the US. Armitage will expand the advisory capabilities of CBRE’s affordable housing team by supporting M&A portfolio sales and capital solutions. Armitage joins CBRE from Heartland, a Seattle-based real estate advisory and investment firm, where he served as director of asset management since 2019. Prior to that, he held senior leadership and advisory roles in corporate development, strategy, investment, asset management and development for firms ranging from international REITs to institutional private equity investors and family enterprises.
Cushman & Wakefield – Mika Kania has been appointed director, sustainability and ESG, Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Kania will support both occupier and investor clients on their net-zero goals. She helped expand the presence of LEED within Asia-Pacific while working with the US Green Building Council in the US. Kania also spent time implementing sustainability initiatives for WeWork in Shanghai. She joins Cushman & Wakefield from JLL, and will report to Matt Clifford, head of sustainability and ESG, Asia-Pacific.
Howard Kennedy – Jonathan Pawlowski has joined the law firm’s construction team as a partner. Pawlowski specialises in contentious issues relating to, or arising from, construction, engineering and infrastructure industries. He joins the firm from Collyer Bristow, where he led the construction practice for over 12 years. Prior to that, Pawlowski was a partner at Davies Arnold Cooper for over 10 years.