Goldman Sachs, CBRE Investment Management, Ancala, Aviva Investors, M&G Real Estate, Principal Asset Management, Heitman, DWS, Realterm, Park Madison Partners, Orchard Street Investment Management, Greykite, Charles Russell Speechlys, Wedlake Bell, Gateley, Cushman & Wakefield, GXO Logistics, CPI Property Group, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, Verdion, Stendorren Fastigheter

Goldman Sachs – Ivo de Wit is joining as managing director in London to lead the strategic direction and growth of Goldman Sachs’ European core-plus real estate offering. De Wit was formally at CBRE Investment Management, where he led its flagship global open-ended core-plus fund.

Ancala – The infrastructure fund manager has promoted Allison Williams and Alex Agar to associates in the investment team and asset management team, respectively. Souvharnam Chetty has been promoted to senior fund operations manager. Monica Fan-Bradley has been appointed head of investor relations. She joins from Aviva Investors where she was global head of institutional distribution.

M&G Real Estate – Alexander Banzic has been promoted to head of real estate in Australia. With some 20 years of industry experience and based in Sydney, Banzic will seek opportunities in Australia as the group seeks to expand its presence in the market. Prior to joining M&G Real Estate, he held senior roles at DWS’s real estate team in Australia, KordaMentha and EG Funds, including a secondment to Westpac Bank. Alex reports to Jing Dong Lai, CEO and CIO of M&G Real Estate Asia.

Principal Asset Management – Three members of the real estate capital raising team – Erin Kerr, Margie Custis and Rohit Vohra – have been promoted to senior managing director and will co-head capital raising. Managing director Shauna Dills has also joined the team focused on building and maintaining relationships with institutional investors. Dills joins from Heitman, where she had the dual role of business development and investor relations.

Orchard Street Investment Management – The specialist commercial property investment manager has appointed Kathryn Barber as head of responsibility and ESG. Barber joins from GPE, where she held the position of sustainability lead, portfolio and social impact. Barber replaces Lora Brill, who has left Orchard Street to pursue a new opportunity but will continue to provide ESG expertise to the business within a consulting remit.

Realterm – The transport real assets-focused investment manager has hired Minhaj Choudhury as vice president for capital markets, based in the New York City office. Choudhury will be responsible for investor relations along the East Coast of the US. He has spent the past five years as vice president at Park Madison Partners, a New York-based capital raising and advisory boutique, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships in the US and Canada.

Greykite – Three former Goldman Sachs professionals, Mike BradfordShelby Weiss and Nam Do have joined the recently launched European real estate advisory business. Bradford joins as CFO and will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s corporate and fund finance functions. Bradford also serves as a member of the firm’s operational and valuation committees. Prior to joining Greykite, he spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently in its European private alternatives asset management business, and previously in the merchant banking division and special situations group. Weiss joins as a principal and will be responsible for originating and executing new investments and managing portfolio companies. Shelby’s career has involved her spending over nine years working for Goldman Sachs, in London and New York. She was most recently part of the European real estate investing team based in London. Do joins as a vice president and will be responsible for executing new investments and managing portfolio companies. Do worked at Goldman Sachs for seven years, where he was part of the European real estate principal investing team covering Nordic, UK & Ireland equity and pan-European credit strategies.

Charles Russell Speechlys – The law firm has hired Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage as partners in the Real Estate group. Lalli will join from Wedlake Bell with experience of all types of real estate development transactions, covering both acquisitions and disposals. Courage will join from Gateley and specialises in residential and mixed-use development, acting for developers, housebuilders and landowners on the sale and purchase of development sites.

Cushman & Wakefield –  Luke Herbert has joined the firm as senior vice president and global treasurer. Herbert will be based in New York City, reporting to the firm’s CFO Neil Johnston. Herbert joins Cushman & Wakefield from GXO Logistics, where he served as vice president assistant treasurer. Frederic Le Fichoux has been promoted to head of hotel transactions for EMEA. Le Fichoux has been with the firm for 17 years. He previously led hotel transactions for continental Europe.

CPI Property GroupStefano Filippi has been appointed head of corporate finance. He joins after more than 20 years at Barclays, where he was a managing director with experience in cross-border structuring, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets and origination.

Lloyds Bank – The bank’s corporate and institutional banking arm has appointed Jess Tomlinson as managing director, head of real estate and housing. Tomlinson will join later this year and be based in London. She succeeds Madeleine McDougall, who decided to move to a part-time advisory role with Lloyds Bank earlier this year. Tomlinson joins from Barclays, where she was most recently its head of public sector, leading the team that supported education, social housing, charities and local and national government clients. Prior to Barclays, Tomlinson spent three years as a principal in Blackstone’s real estate debt strategies team, five years at RBS in its real estate finance team and six years at Allen & Overy.

Verdion – The European logistics real estate specialist has appointed Anders Johansson in the new role of head of leasing in Sweden. He has over 15 years’ experience in real estate leasing, development and asset management and joins from Stendorren Fastigheter, where he was head of logistics properties. He has previously worked with Colliers in Stockholm and Gothenburg as well as owning and running his own real estate businesses in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Luleå.