CBRE Global Investors, BlackRock, M&G Real Estate, Standard Life Investments, Savills

CBRE Global Investors – James Clifton-Brown has been appointed as chairman and Pieter Roozenboom as executive director of a new global separate accounts executive board. Clifton-Brown, a senior managing director with the firm for 30 years, is currently chairman of EMEA separate accounts and UK chief investment officer. Roozenboom, who currently manages separate accounts in EMEA, has been named head of global separate accounts. Tim Munn has been appointed director of operations. 

BlackRock – Thomas Müller has been appointed as managing director and portfolio manager within the firm’s European real estate business. Based in London, Müller will work with teams in the UK, Germany, France, Denmark and Poland on value-added real estate strategies. Before joining BlackRock, Müller was head of European real estate primaries and directs at Partners Group.

M&G Real Estate – Simon Ellis has been appointed deputy fund manager of the firm’s €864m core European property strategy. Ellis, who assumes his new role in April, will work alongside fund manager, David Jackson and has been promoted internally. Rob Tidy will become deputy manager for an internal client fund of M&G Real Estate.

Standard Life Investments – Alex Campbell has joined as investment director for infrastructure debt. Marianne Froude has joined as investment analyst of infrastructure.

Savills – The firm has merged Savills New Zealand with ProDirections, a privately-owned project management consultancy. In Australia, the advisory has opened a new office in Sydney’s Chinatown for its residential projects division.