People moves: LGIM Real Assets bolsters debt team

Legal & General, Madison International, ACOFI, JLL, Vonovia, TH Real Estate, Cushman & Wakefield, Commerz Real, Unibail-Rodamco, Capital Bay, Warburg HIH, Citycon, TriGranit, Silverton, Savills, Sodexo

Legal & General – Calum Macphail and Tom Sumpster have joined LGIM Real Assets’ London office as head of corporate private credit and head of infrastructure debt. Ed Wood has joined in Chicago as head of US private placements. Macphail joins from M&G, Sumpster arrives from Royal Bank of Canada and Wood comes from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Madison International Realty – Carey Flaherty and Derek Jacobson have been made co-chief investment officers. The managing directors have been with Madison since 2003 and 2004, respectively. Madison founder and president Ronald Dickerman said the new titles would enable their to expand their roles and enhance market relationships.

ACOFI – Christophe Murciani and Benjamin Debré have been recruited as directors in the French lender’s real estate debt team. Murciani and Debré were previously at JLL in France. Murciani has previusly worked for Société Générale, Natixis and Citigroup, as well as Tishman Speyer Properties and Cityhold. Debréhas worked for HSBC, Lazard Frères, Citigroup, Oberthur Fiduciaire and Monument Capital Group.

Vonovia – Rolf Buch will remain chief executive for another five years. Buch’s contract, due to expire in 2018, has been extended until 2023. Buch has been at Vonovia since 2013.

TH Real Estate – María Valverde has been named asset manager in Madrid. Valverde previously worked for Cushman & Wakefield as associate director and coordinator of the firm’s asset management team.

Commerz Real – Katharina von Schacky has been named divisional head of retail real estate markets. She was previously head of business development at Unibail-Rodamco and is a member of the German Council of Shopping Centers. She began her career at Ashurst in London and has also worked for John Lewis.

Capital Bay – Torsten Doyen has been appointed as a managing director. He joins from Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate.

Citycon – Tom Lisiecki has been appointed chief development officer. Lisiecki will be responsible for the property developments and transactions in all Citycon countries. He has previously worked for TriGranit Development Corporation.

Silverton – Alexander Zahrt has been appointed as director of transactions from April. Zahrt will be responsible for sourcing properties, with a focus on value-add. Prior to joining Silverton, Zahrt was director of investments at Savills Deutschland.

Cushman & Wakefield – Jon Hubbard has been named head of EMEA Hotels and Hospitality. Hubbard joins from JLL where he was head of investor services EMEA for its hotels and hospitality group.

JLL – Neil Murray has been appointed chief executive of corporate solutions in EMEA. Murray joins from Sodexo, where he was CEO of corporate services and region chair for the UK and Ireland.

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