GLOBAL - IPD, AMP Capital, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, CRE Finance Council, Hearthstone Investments, Assura Group.

Investment Property Databank - Francis Salway relinquishes his role as chief executive of Land Securities at the end of the month and will join the board at IPD as a non-executive director. Meanwhile, António Gil Machado, is joining IPD in Portugal as a director and will also help develop its business in Brazil.

AMP Capital - Matthew Hoult, formerly chief investment officer for global property at BNP Paribas Investments Partners, is joining as head of global listed real estate. The move is part of AMP's decision to bring in-house its expertise in global listed real estate and infrastructure investments, which was previously managed by a joint venture with Brookfield. All AMP Capital Brookfield real estate investment professionals based in Sydney, Hong Kong and London will remain with AMP Capital. A team of listed real estate professionals based in Chicago have also been appointed to cover the Americas. The team will be lead by senior portfolio manager Joseph Pavnica who was previously head of American real estate at BNP Paribas Investment Partners.

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers - Paul Stewart, former director of research and strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management in the UK, has joined as director of European research.

CRE Finance Council - Peter Denton, head of UK real estate at BNP Paribas, has been named chair-elect for Europe. He will take on the responsibility immediately before holding the position of chairman for a two-year period from November 2013.

Hearthstone Investments - The residential property fund manager has hired Mike Kirsch as non-executive director. Kirsch will work with Hearthstone's founder Christopher Down on the strategic development of its fund distribution and general business issues. Kirsch has finished overseeing the integration of insurance companies MetLife and Alico and leaves his role as UK chief executive of MetLife Alico.

Assura Group - The primary healthcare company has appointed Graham Roberts as chief executive. Roberts, previously finance director at British Land, has taken over from Nigel Rawlings who has stepped down from the board but will remain an adviser to the company.