GLOBAL - Aberdeen Asset Management, AEW Europe, Allianz Real Estate, CRE Finance Council, Aedes Immobiliare, Schroder Property, DTZ, Colliers International, CDS

Aberdeen Asset Management - Andrew Allen has been appointed director of global property research and will lead a team of seven researchers located around the world. He joins from Oriel Securities, where he was a partner and real estate equities analyst.

AEW Europe - Rob Wilkinson has been promoted from head of fund management and separate accounts to chief investment officer. He will continue to oversee the investment activities of the company and the management of funds and separate accounts, and will remain based in AEW Europe's London office.

Allianz Real Estate - Chief risk officer Michaela Maria Eder von Grafenstein has parted with the company by mutual consent to pursue other opportunities.

CRE Finance Council - Stephen Renna has been named chief executive of the association, effective 1 May. Renna most recently served as president of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) and before that was senior vice-president and counsel for The Real Estate Roundtable, a Washington-based national public-policy organisation.

Aedes Immobiliare - The Italian real estate fund manager has appointed Filippo-Maria Carbonari as chief executive of the group, following the departure of Francesco Montescani. Carbonari was most recently chief executive of Italian investment trust IGD Siiq.

Schroder Property - Nick Scott has left NewRiver Retail and will be responsible for Schroder Property's retail transactions and the asset management for the Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust (SEPUT).

DTZ - Paul Vernham has been appointed senior director in the corporate real estate consulting team. He joins from Cushman & Wakefield, where was a partner in the capital markets group.

Colliers International - John Campbell has joined as a director in the London City agency team to handle office disposals and acquisitions. Campbell previously worked for Abu Dhabi developer Aldar Properties PJSC, where he was the head of office leasing.

CDS - The Italian real estate investor and developer has appointed Alberto Gaudiano as its chief financial officer. He was previously finance manager for the Italian arm of US group C&K Systems.