REAL ESTATE – Dutch banking group NIBC has hired three pension industry real estate people as it expands its real estate and infrastructure unit.

It said the move was part of its strategy “to grow the investment management activities for institutional investors”. The unit was set up Jan van der Vlist of health care sector fund PGGM earlier this year with Anneke van de Puttelaar.

The arrivals include SPF Beheer’s Maurice Simons, who’s 37, and 31-year-old Jan Hein Loves. SPF Beheer runs the assets of the Dutch rail and transport industry pension funds.

Also joining will be Ruud Roosen, 38, who comes from pension manager MN Services.

NIBC – until recently co-owned by PGGM and civil service fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP – says its clients are corporates, financial institutions, institutional investors and family offices.

It has offices in The Hague, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Greenwich (US), Singapore and Curaçao, as well as a representation through a strategic partnership in New York.