Gecina, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Henderson Park, TwentyTwo Real Estate, Savills IM, Meyer Bergman, M&G Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors, Barings Real Estate Advisers, BrickVest, Colony Capital

Gecina Meka Brunel has been appointed chief executive of the French property company. Brunel, head of Europe at Ivanhoé Cambridge, will replace Philippe Depoux, Gecina’s chief executive since April 2013. Brunel has been president of Europe at Ivanhoé Cambridge since 2009. She has been on Gecina’s board since 2014.

Henderson Park Christophe Kuhbier has joined the firm as a managing director. Kuhbier arrives from TwentyTwo Real Estate, where he spent the past three years as a partner and investment director. Prior to TwentyTwo, he was a principal at Perella Weinberg Partners’ real estate division (now Aermont Capital). He has also worked for Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley Real Estate.

Savills Investment Management Volker Wanka has joined as a director of fund management in Singapore. Wanka was most recently director of fund management for Savills IM Frankfurt. Wanka was based in Singapore from 2008 to 2014 with SEB Asset Management.

Meyer Bergman Eric van Duren has been named CIO. Van Duren joined Meyer Bergman last year as a senior adviser, having spent 25 years with Multi Corporation, where he was CIO. He will join Meyer Bergman’s investment committee.

M&G Real Estate Federico Bros Tejedor has been appointed director of asset management in Spain and Portugal. He joins from CBRE Global Investors in Spain, where he was head of asset management for retail. 

Barings Real Estate Advisers Lambis Pahiyiannakis, assistant vice-president for hotels, has relocated to London. Pahiyiannakis, who will be responsible for growing the firm’s European hotels portfolio, has previously worked for Boston-based Pyramid Hotel.

BrickVest Jean Romain Lhomme, former head of Colony Capital Europe, has joined BrickVest’s board. Lhomme co-headed Colony Capital Europe from 2000 to 2015, where he was responsible for the identification, valuation, execution and monitoring of European investments. As an active technology business angel since 2015, he co-founded PJX10 with technology entrepreneurs, a laboratory dedicated to innovative startups. He is also chairman of the supervisory board of BUT and a board member of the Endered Group.