GRESB, APG, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Savills, JLL, CBRE Global Investors

GRESB – Sander Paul van Tongeren has been named managing director, succeeding Nils Kok, who announced his plans to leave GRESB earlier this year. Van Tongeren has been part of GRESB since the company was founded in 2009 and was formerly head of EMEA. Before joining GRESB, van Tongeren worked at APG Asset Management as head of sustainability real estate and infrastructure. Van Tongeren co-founded and served on EPRA’s sustainability reporting committee and INREV’s sustainability committee and was actively involved in UN PRI’s Property Advisory Group and IIGCC’s Property Working Group.

BNP Paribas Real Estate – Kristian Barthels has been appointed as a director in the firm’s corporate services division in Germany. Barthels has worked for Müller International Immobilie (now BNP Paribas Real Estate) and HIH Hamburgisch Immobilien from 2006 until 2011. Prior to re-joining BNP Paribas Real Estate, Kristian Barthels spent more than five years at Savills.

JLL – Timo Tschammler will become chief executive of JLL in Germany in March next year, replacing Frank Pörschke when he steps down from the position. Pörschke has been appointed to the role of president for EMEA. Pörschke, a member of JLL’s EMEA management board and currently also country head of JLL in Germany, takes on the newly created position, reporting to Guy Grainger, EMEA chief executive, from 1 January. Tschammler will continue to report directly to Pörschke in his new role.

CBRE Global Investors – Danny Queenan has been promoted to president. He will have executive responsibility for regional businesses, with the leaders of the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific reporting directly to him. Queenan joined CBRE Global Investors in 2015 as global chief operating officer.