GLOBAL - JP Morgan Asset Management, GE Capital Real Estate, Henderson Global Investors, Colliers International, King Sturge, Quintain Estates and Development

JP Morgan Asset Management - Joe Valente is leaving Allianz Real Estate to become head of research and strategy for the European real estate team. Valente was head of investment strategy at Allianz Real Estate and before that head of portfolio management and strategy at DTZ. He will be based in London and focus on forecasting local economic and property performance, identifying strategic investment opportunities and working to achieve real estate investment objectives for institutional investors.

GE Capital Real Estate - Lennart Sten has been named president of the European business after six years as head of the company's northern business units. He will now lead real estate activities across all European markets.

Henderson Global Investors - James Darkins, managing director of global property at Henderson, has been promoted to the group's executive board. David Jacob, managing director of Henderson Investment Management and the company's chief investment officer, has also been promoted to the board. Kevin Dolan, formerly chief executive of La Fayette Investment Management and chief executive of the asset management division at Bank of Ireland, has been appointed as a non-executive director.

Colliers International - Stuart La Frenais has been hired to head the UK retail division. La Frenais spent 11 years at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was most recently head of retail.

King Sturge - The real estate consultancy has made three new appointments to its team in Prague, including Marketa Hodanova, who has become head of asset and property management at King Sturge Prague. Stuart Jordan joins from Cushman & Wakefield as head of valuation in Prague, while Michaela Macova has been appointed as business development coordinator, a new role within the King Sturge Prague office. In the last three years, she has worked for Sodexo.

Quintain Estates and Development - Maxwell James has joined to support Adrian Wyatt on Wembley City. James will take on day-to-day responsibility for delivering a number of key milestones for the project, as well as seeking to secure additional third-party investment and finance for Quintain's urban regeneration activities and working with its fund management business to devise solutions for real estate lenders and borrowers to restructure and recapitalise property assets. Before joining Quintain, James was chief executive of real estate investment bank Lowndes Partners.