GLOBAL - AXA Real Estate, Quintain, Charter Real Estate Investment Trust, CB Richard Ellis, ZBI Central Real Estate, WP Carey

AXA Real Estate - A number of senior hires have been made at AXA Real Estate's property services team. Pascal Aujoux has been promoted to head of property services France, reporting to Eric Stampfli, head of property services for southern Europe. Christophe Facomprez has been promoted to head of transactions, with responsibility for acquisitions, disposals, and lettings. Jerôme Delaunay has been appointed as head of asset management, while Corinne Delepace has become head of real estate legal. Lastly, Jean-Manuel Rossi is now head of development for Europe, with responsibility for development, redevelopment and promotion projects.
Quintain - Christopher Bell has been appointed a non-executive director at Quintain Estates & Development, with immediate effect. He will become a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees and assume the role of senior independent director of the board. Bell, who served as chief executive at Ladbrokes until April, replaces David Pangbourne, whose retirement was announced in June.

Charter Real Estate Investment Trust - Industry veteran Paul Dykeman has joined the Charter REIT as a trustee. Dykeman is currently chief executive at Sigma Real Estate Advisors, an investment advisory firm specialising in the Canadian, US and Bermuda real estate markets. Before then, he served as chief executive at ING Real Estate Canada, responsible for real estate transactions, investment and property management, finance and the company's strategic direction.

CB Richard Ellis - Matthew Howard has been appointed senior director to lead the firm's new specialist retail asset management team in the UK. Howard was head of asset management at UBS, where he was also assistant fund manager for its UK Property Fund.

ZBI Central Real Estate - Klaus Furstenberg will join the executive board in October with responsibility for real estate sales, institutional investors and the fund business in foreign countries. Lothar Slabik, freelance real estate consultant, will take over real estate management. Hans-Joachim Huss and Michael Weise are both leaving the board.

WP Carey - The global investment firm that specialises in corporate sale-and-leasebacks has appointed Trevor Bond as chief executive after holding the position on an interim basis.