GLOBAL - European Property Federation, AXA Real Estate Investment Managers, Immobilienverband Deutschland, Wainbridge, Jefferies, Graftongate Developments, Catalyst Capital, Hoyt Group

European Property Federation (EPF) - The managing committee has elected Cohen & Steers Europe chief executive Joseph Houlihan as its chairman. Daniel Loureda, chief executive of Testa Inmuebles en Renta and member of the board of the Association of Spanish Rental Property Companies (ASIPA), has been re-elected as vice-chairman.

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers - Matthias Leube has been appointed regional head of property services group and AXA Real Estate's local head of Germany. Based in Cologne, Leube will be responsible for all acquisitions, disposals, asset management and development activity in the country. He will also become a member of AXA Real Estate's executive committee. Leube joins after seven years at Deutsche Bank, where he was managing director responsible for its real estate portfolio across EMEA.

Immobilienverband Deutschland (IVD) - Jens-Ulrich Kiessling will stand for another four years as president for the German real estate association. Michael Schick, Hugo Sprenker and Rudolf Koch were re-elected as vice-presidents. Margot Schlubeck was also appointed a vice-president.

Wainbridge - The property investment, development and asset management firm has appointed Graham Langlay-Smith as chief financial officer. Langlay-Smith joins from Credit Suisse, where he was a director of the European team of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, a global real estate opportunity fund management business.

Jefferies - The US investment bank has appointed former Nomura International property analysts Mike Prew and Robbie Duncan as it seeks to cover the listed European real estate sector. Prew will become managing director and Duncan senior vice-president for European real estate equity research, respectively.

Graftongate Developments - Ken Hall, former managing director of global development and head of sustainability at Prologis, has joined to manage the teams delivering Graftongate's projects.

Catalyst Capital - Steven Jedlicki has joined as head of Germany, while Matthias Meuser has left King Sturge to supervise the renovation programmes at Catalyst's assets in Hamburg, Berlin and Chemnitz.

Hoyt Group - Jeffrey Fisher has retired from Indiana University's Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies. He will become the president of the Homer Hoyt Institute and continue his work with real estate companies and organisations, as well as remain an adviser to the Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies.