Zenobē Energy, Battersea Power Station Development Company, Galliard Homes, Investa, Patrizia, IntReal International Real Estate, Quantum Immobilien, Bain Capital Real Estate, Bridge Investment Group, Acore Capital, Bellwether Asset Management

Bain Capital Real EstateMichael Winiarski has joined the firm as a managing director on the investor relations team. Winiarski joins Bain Capital from Bridge Investment Group where he led a number of initiatives including the integration of global investor and consultant coverage. Previously, he worked in roles constituting both investor relations and investments functions at Greystar Real Estate Partners, JP Morgan Asset Management, CIM Group and BofA Merrill Lynch. Winiarski will be based in the firm’s NYC office and will be responsible for covering institutional real estate investors and advisors across the Americas with additional global connectivity.

Acore Capital – The US commercial real estate debt manager has appointed Michael Wilkinson as CFO and Brian Abbott as head of asset management. Prior to joining Acore, Wilkinson served as executive director in the financial institutions investment banking group at Wells Fargo Securities. Before that, Wilkinson held positions at HighTower Advisors and Alpha Fiduciary Wealth Management. Abbott joins from advisory firm Bellwether Asset Management, where he served as managing director. Before this, Abbott was COO at Pacshore Partners. Abbott previously managed Gramercy Capital’s Los Angeles office.

RedevcoVeronica Gallo-Alvarez has been appointed head of investment management. Gallo-Alvarez joins the Redevco leadership team, spearheading a function responsible for investment outcomes, transaction management and research and strategy. Gallo-Alvarez is to join Redevco in July from Abrdn, where she was head of core European funds responsible for multi-sector strategies investing in commercial pan-European real estate.

IntReal International Real Estate — Malte Priester is to be appointed managing director on 1 December. Malte started his professional career as controller for the Warburg-Henderson KAG für Immobilien. Between 2011 and 2015, he served as the company’s head of finance while also being responsible for the corporate planning and management unit. He subsequently moved on to become head of AIFM services at Intreal before becoming MD of Quantum Immobilien KVG in 2022, there being mainly responsible for the operations and legal units.

Battersea Power Station Development Company — The Malaysian owned operator and developer of London’s Battersea Power Station has appointed Donagh O’Sullivan, as CEO. O’Sullivan will lead the continued development of the former industrial brownfield site following the restoration and public opening of the Grade II listed Power Station. He will also oversee the operation of the growing riverside neighbourhood. O’Sullivan was formerly the CEO of Galliard Homes from July 2017 until March 2022, having first joined the company in 2001 as a contract manager. He began his career with Balfour Beatty in 1990. The early part of his profession was spent working on major construction projects throughout the UK, before he joined Galliard in 2001. 

CBRELee Bruce has been promoted to head of UK valuation and advisory services. in his new position, Bruce will drive improvement in efficiency and innovation within CBRE’s valuation business and position it for the next phase of growth. Bruce, who is an executive director, joined CBRE 20 years ago and has held prominent leadership positions within the valuation team, firstly as head of long income valuation and latterly as head of fund valuation. Nick Knight, former head of UK valuation and advisory services, will be undertaking a new senior strategic role within the UK business.

InvestaBrendan O’Brien has been appointed chief financial officer. O’Brien has 25 years’ experience working in senior roles in finance, investment management, private equity and investment banking across the finance and real estate sectors. He will join Investa in September 2024 and will be part of the Investa executive committee.   

Environment Bank – The biodiversity net gain provider has appointed Jonathan Halford as its new chairman and James Moore as CFO. Halford has held a number of senior board positions in high growth businesses, including chairing eleven organisations across a variety of sectors such as recycling, retail and technology. Moore’s previous role was CEO of sustainable consumer goods brand Bambino Mio. The new hires come as founder of Environment Bank, David Hill, has announced that he is stepping down as chair of the organisation.

Patrizia – Edward Pugh has been promoted to head of sustainability. Mathieu Elshout who joined Patrizia in January 2021 to lead its newly created sustainability and impact investing role has left the company to join Australian superannuation fund Aware Super

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Zenobē EnergyMaggie Clancy has been appointed executive vice president of EV sales and marketing, Walter Watson as executive vice president of EV partnerships and operations and Amit Barnir as vice president of network infrastructure. Watson has held senior and executive roles with Union Pacific Railroad, Mobico Group and earlier served as COO and board member of a Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners-backed fleet electrification joint venture. Clancy has held senior leadership positions within transport and logistics organisations, most recently in commercial and customer-centric roles at Mobico and Levo Mobility where she served as chief commercial officer. Barnir who leads Zenobē’s North American network infrastructure business, brings a decade of experience driving the transition to a carbon-free future through leadership roles with a New England-based renewable energy project developer and independent power producer, his founding of two software startups and various roles with Kearsarge Energy, Great Eastern Energy and Hess Corporation. He was also co-chair of Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities appointed Energy Storage Interconnection Review Group where he worked alongside utility and industry members advancing favourable energy storage regulations.