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CBRE Global Investors carries out major reorganisation

As part of the restructuring, the US-headquartered firm with $112.9 billion (€100 bn) of AUM as at end-2019, has confirmed that EMEA CEO and CIO Sophie van Oosterom has decided to leave in order to pursue a fresh career opportunity. Investor-operator model From 16 July 2020, the business will be organised by coordinated areas of global expertise, including investments (led by Jeremy Plummer, who continues in his role as Global Chief Investment Officer of Real Assets, based in London), operations...

Greystar appoints Asset Management Lead for Southern Europe

Greystar Real Estate Partners (Greystar), has appointed Covadonga Sanz Llaca as Director of Asset Management for Southern Europe to support its ambitious growth strategy across the region. Sanz Llaca joins Greystar at a time when it is scaling up its multifamily housing portfolio in Spain through the acquisition of strategic development opportunities in major cities such as Madrid, Malaga, Pamplona and Barcelona. This will complement Greystar’s substantial portfolio of purpose-built student accommodation (“PBSA”) assets equating to 10,000 beds across 17...

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KKR appoints Senior Adviser for Real Estate in Europe

KKR has appointed Simon Marrison as a Senior Advisor, effective 7 September, 2020. In his role, Marrison will advise KKR on real estate investments across Europe and help contribute to the growth of KKR’s real estate business in the region. Marrison will retire as Chairman of LaSalle Investment Management’s European business in July, after a 19-year career at the company, serving as CEO for Europe between 2007 and 2019, Head of Continental Europe from 2001 to 2007 and Chairman since...

M7 Real Estate (M7) has opened a new office in Dublin and appointed James Smith as Asset Manager. 

The company will continue to focus on the acquisition and asset management of industrial, logistics and office assets in the greater Dublin area. Dublin will be M7’s 16th office location and will expand its pan-European network to 14 countries. M7 made its first investment in Ireland in 2017 with the acquisition of Fumbally Lane, a mixed-use office and residential asset in Dublin, which it later sold to BCP. M7 has continued to grow its Irish portfolio, which now comprises 15...

Wealthcap managing director Volz joins Commerz Real as CEO

Commerz Real has appointed Gabriele Volz CEO to succeed Andreas Muschter who left earlier this month to join European hotel investor The Student Hotel as CFO. The €34bn manager said Volz, who takes up her new role on 1 January 2021, has been managing director of UniCredit Bank subsidiary Wealthcap since 2009. Volz is deputy chair of the supervisory board of CV Real Estate and praesidium member of the ZIA German Property Federation. She is also a lecturer in real...

Global Student Accommodation appoints Rowson CEO

The student housing firm has appointed Will Rowson CEO. Steve Grant is stepping down as CEO to pursue a new business venture with Nicholas Porter, owner of GSA. Rowson was previously a partner in Hodes Weill & Associates and led Hodes Weill’s advisory and capital-raising activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that he was EMEA CIO and chairman of EMEA investment committee for CBRE Global Investors. His previous roles have also included head of European transactions at...