Ivanhoé Cambridge, CBRE Global Investors, JP Morgan Asset Management, Vesteda, Citycon

Ivanhoé Cambridge – George Agethen has left Chinese insurance group Ping An Trust to join Canadian investor Ivanhoé Cambridge. Agethen was senior executive director for overseas investments at Ping An Trust. His new role at Ivanhoé Cambridge is part of the Canadian group’s ambitions to increase its presence in Asia.

CBRE Global Investors – Ritson Ferguson has taken on the new role of global CIO in addition to his existing position as CEO and co-CIO of CBRE Clarion Securities. The move is designed to more closely align CBRE Global Investors’ public and private real estate activities. Ferguson has led the company’s listed real estate arm since 1991.

JP Morgan Asset Management – Alexia Gottschalch has joined from Grosvenor Fund Management to take on a the new position of head of business development and client strategy, real estate Americas. She will lead the team responsible for raising capital and advising investors in its Americas real estate platform. Gottschalch was global head of capital markets at Grosvenor.

Vesteda – The Dutch residential property investor has appointed Maarten de Groof as a member and chairman of its supervisory committee. He succeeds Jeroen Drost, who has resigned following his appointment as managing director at private equity investor NPM Capital. De Groof is commercial director of Schiphol Group, and has been director at ABN Amro Insurance and at Delta Lloy Life Insurance. Hans Pars has resigned as a member of Vesteda’s supervisory board, following his appointment as executive chairman at Breda-based housing corporation WonenBreburg.

Citycon – Elrik Thrygg is leaving the Nordic retail specialist soon after being appointed chief development officer. Thrygg will remain with the company until the end of the year but will not assume the new role. Thrygg was CEO of Sektor Gruppen before the Norwegian company was bought by Citycon earlier this year.