CBRE, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, Mitsui Fudosan, LGIM Real Assets, Fizzy Living, Ivanhoé Cambridge, M&G Real Estate, Vencom Property Partners, TH Real Estate, JLL, The Crown Estate, Centerview Partners, Crestbridge, WSM

CBREEiji Sakaguchi has been appointed president and chief executive of CBRE’s business in Japan. Sakaguchi will oversee all of CBRE’s Japan operations and report to Ben Duncan, north Asia president, who has also been serving as CEO for Japan. Sakaguchi joins from Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities where he was managing director and head of real estate. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2001, he spent 11 years at Mitsui Fudosan.

LGIM Real AssetsAdam Russell has been recruited from Fizzy Living as residential transactions manager. Russell was head of acquisitions. He has also worked at Savills as an associate director for funding and development in residential capital markets. Russell will work with Mike Powell, who joined as residential transactions manager last year from Barratt Homes.

Ivanhoé CambridgeNidae Abbas has been given the role of vice president for global retail business development. Abbas will be based in London.

M&G Real EstateThorsten Slytå has been recruited to manage Nordic assets. He joined in mid-July and is based in Stockholm. He will focus on origination of deals across the region, with an initial focus on Sweden and later on Finland and Denmark. He previously worked at Vencom Property Partners.

TH Real EstateAbigail Dean has been named head of sustainability in London. Dean joins from JLL where she was head of sustainability for property and asset management.

The Crown EstateRobin Budenberg has been appointed chairman. Budenberg’s appointment follows the retirement of Stuart Hampson. He is currently London chairman of Centerview Partners and a non-executive director for Charity Bank and the Big Society Trust. he is also a former chairman and chief executive of UK Financial Investments, whose responsibilities include managing the UK government’s shareholdings in The Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to joining UKFI, Robin was at UBS (previously SG Warburg).

Crestbridge – Paul Windsor has been appointed managing director and head of its London office. Windsor was a partner at specialist firm WSM. He also worked for KPMG.