Dexus, Mitheridge Capital Management, Apo Group, Pluto Finance, Brightmark, Goldman Sachs, Arqiva, Vicinity Centres, DWS, CBRE IM, QIC Real Estate, AMP Capital, Cadre, Real Exchange, Lendmarq, Downing, Aware Super, New Forests, CBRE

CBRE Investment Management – Vida Tandean has joined the firm as head of Asia investments for indirect private real estate strategies. Based in Singapore, Tandean, is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing all aspects of the investment and asset management process for the Indirect team in Asia. Prior to joining CBRE, she was a director within the UBS multi-managers real estate business. Before joining UBS, she spent more than 10 years at Aberdeen on the firm’s indirect real estate team.

Aware SuperDamien Webb, the Australian super fund’s real assets head has been appointed head of international. The fund is establishing an office in Europe to deepen its investment in the private market, including infrastructure and property. Webb’s position had been created to enable the expansion programme. Webb joined Aware Super in January 2014 as head of income and real assets, and in September 2021 was promoted to deputy CIO/head of real assets. He will continue in his current role as deputy CIO during his transition.

QIC Real Estate – James Doneley has joined the company in the newly-created position as director of real estate capital markets. Doneley is responsible for the origination and connection of capital to real estate acquisitions across QIC Real Estate’s funds and mandates. He also leads QIC Real Estate’s capital transactions and investor relationships functions. Doneley was previously head of capital transactions at Lendlease, and prior to that, he was with AMP Capital holding a similar role. Doneley will be part of the QIC Real Estate executive team.

Mitheridge Capital Management – The London-based alternative investment firm specialising in real estate has appointed Vinny Bhanderi as partner. Bhanderi joins from build-to-rent operator Apo Group, where he was managing director. Prior to Apo, Bhanderi was managing director at Be Living. He has also held the position of commercial director at Willmott Dixon, following a period at Goldman Sachs in New York.

Caerus Debt Investments – Matthias Thomas is taking charge of the business development and client relationships division of the firm. In this newly created position, his primary responsibility is fundraising for the real estate debt funds and individual mandates initiated by Caerus. Additionally, he will also focus on business development and client relationship management. Before joining Caerus, Thomas was senior director of institutional sales at Real Exchange. From 2010 to 2017, he was CEO of INREV in Amsterdam. From 2007 to 2010, he held the endowed chair of real estate management at the EBS University of Economics and Law in Wiesbaden. Thomas is past-president and an honorary member of Gesellschaft für immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung.

New ForestsJeff Briggs has been appointed managing director to lead the firm’s North American business. Briggs was most recently COO at WasteFuel. He previously held the role of COO at Green Plains Renewable Energy. Briggs was a founding partner of investment firm Frigate Capital.

Pluto Finance – The USS-backed specialist property lender has appointed ex-NatWest head of real estate lending Phil Hooper to lead its lending activities. Hooper will become head of lending at Pluto, working alongside founder and CEO Justin Faiz. Hooper was head of real estate finance at NatWest for five years. He also spent the previous 15 years as head of housing delivery and residential development with clients across FTSE 350 companies, institutions, corporate, SME and HNWIs in residential and commercial real estate.

Brightmark – The global waste solutions company has appointed Justin Goldstein as its new senior VP and CFO. Goldstein will oversee Brightmark’s financial growth, market expansion, and critical investment strategy as the company continues to ambitiously scale its renewable natural gas and advanced recycling operations and partnerships. Goldstein joins Brightmark after a career in sustainable finance at Goldman Sachs, where he recently served as VP of the public sector and infrastructure banking group of its investment banking division. He was at Goldman Sachs for 21 years.

ArqivaMike Parton has retired as chairman and director. Mike Darcey, a director of the company, has replaced Parton as chairman. Max Fieguth has been appointed director to replace Christian Seymour who is also retiring. Fieguth previously served as alternate for Christian Seymour on the board. Matthew Postgate and Arnaud Jaguin have been appointed directors of the company. Sally Davis has resigned as a director of the company. Scott Longhurst has been appointed director of the company.

Vicinity Centres – The listed shopping centre owner has appointed Peter Huddle as CEO and managing director to replace Grant Kelly who left last year. Huddle has been acting CEO since last November. He joined Vicinity as COO in March 2019. Prior to joining Vicinity, he was with Westfield performing a variety of leadership roles in Australia, Brazil, and the US. Following the acquisition of Westfield by Unibail-Rodamco in June 2018, Huddle was appointed COO of the US business.

Cadre – The real estate investment manager has appointed Dan Rosenbloom and Javier Benson-Glanz to chief executive roles. Rosenbloom will now serve as CIO and Benson-Glanz will serve as COO. Rosenbloom will oversee Cadre’s strategic position in the commercial real estate market, as well as its acquisition and asset management activity. In addition, Rosenbloom will help establish the firm’s target markets, sectors, and risk tolerance as a member of the Investment Committee and increase his involvement in capital raising efforts. Rosenbloom previously lead Cadre’s acquisitions team before becoming head of investments in 2021. His institutional investment background spans leadership roles at firms including GEM Realty Capital, Fortress Investment Group, and JP Morgan. Benson-Glanz will continue to lead Cadre’s efforts in market penetration, product offering expansion, and maintaining operational efficiencies. His focus will include addressing demand from new investor bases, as well as building out best-in-class analytics and investor relations functions. Prior to becoming COO, Benson-Glanz was elevated from being the general manager of Cadre’s core products to the head of business operations and growth, and also served as interim chief marketing officer. Benzon-Glanz previously served in strategic roles at Airbnb, 643 Capital, Barclays, and more.

CBRERobin Stenlund has joined the firm’s Sweden office as an advisor and specialist in hotels. Stenlund’s most recent position was at Newrest where he worked as CFO for Scandinavia. Prior to this, he held the role of investment manager and analyst in hotel real estate investments and asset management at Midstar AB. Stenlund will be based in Sweden, with the capital markets team.

Dexus – Brian Pyeongwoon Kwon has joined the company as head of distribution, Asia, to be based at the newly-created Singapore office. Kwon’s role will be to support new clients in Asia and existing clients, including investors in the Community Infrastructure Fund which will come under the management of Dexus as part of the Collimate Capital transaction. Previously based in Seoul, Korea, he was a senior coverage specialist at DWS Korea, and a director at Natixis Investment Managers. He also had a stint at Hanwha Asset Management where he was VP of the global alternative investment team vice president and a senior manager asset management at Macquarie.

DowningMagnus Hopstadius has been appointed portfolio director within the firm’s infrastructure asset management team. For over 14 years, Hopstadius has worked in asset management for RES – predominantly in Sweden and Norway. Before RES, Hopstadius worked as a project engineer for the construction of a new ‘waste-to-energy’ power plant, including district heating, which consisted of steam generators for electricity production. He has also worked as an energy consultant helping customers lower their energy usage.

Lendmarq – The speciality real estate lender has expanded its sales and operations team with the hire of 22 new professionals. The additions double Lendmarq’s total headcount as the company continues to scale to meet the steady increase in demand for its services. The joining of these new professionals – who come from some of the real estate industry’s leading private lenders – reflects Lendmarq’s success in capitalising on the opportunity presented by today’s supply-constrained property finance market. The expanded team will help to drive growth of Lendmarq’s origination platform in short-term residential transitional loans, long-term 30-year debt service coverage ratio loans for rental, and vacation rental and ground-up construction projects – as well as single-family rental and multifamily projects.