Cornerstone, Grosvenor, Aerium, Knight Frank, Howard Kennedy, Lloyds Bank
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers – President Scott Brown has assumed the additional title of global chief executive, replacing David Reilly, who is to retire in April. Reilly, who has been chief executive since 2006, has been named vice-chairman of the board.
Grosvenor Fund Management – Gaston Brandes has been appointed director of capital markets in Europe. Brandes joins from UBS Global Asset Management, where he was executive director of global real estate business development in the company’s Frankfurt office. Prior to his role at UBS, Brandes held posts at Franklin Templeton.
Aerium – Audrey Klein has been appointed as a senior managing director and head of fund-raising and business development. Klein joins from Park Hill Real Estate, part of the Blackstone Group, where she founded the group’s European business in 2006. Prior to this, Klein spent five years running Caskar Partners in Munich.
Knight Frank – The company has added operations in Switzerland, aligning with Partner Real Estate. Two co-branded commercial offices will operate from Zurich and Geneva. The business in Zurich will be headed by Abi Pranjes and Urs Kueng. In Geneva, the business will be headed by Robert Curzon-Price.
Howard Kennedy – Charles Maxwell has joined the law firm’s real estate team. He joins from Seddons, where he was a partner.
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking – Alaric Fountain-Barber has been appointed director, Alessandro Valenti as associate director in its leverage debt capital markets team, Nadia Jalal as associate within its corporate loan capital markets business and Ab Shome as director within its loan markets real estate team. Fountain-Barber was most recently at Barclays Capital. Valenti has joined from the corporate capital structure team at Lloyds Bank. Prior to this, he was a structured finance analyst at Fitch. Jalal joined from ICICI Bank. Shome joins next month as a director, having previously held positions at Société Générale and RBS.