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CBRE IM appoints head of Netherlands transactions

CBRE Investment Management has appointed Krijn Taconis in a key position to boost business for the firm.

As head of transactions in the Netherlands, he will focus on business development and ‘complex’ acquisition and disposal processes, while also working with EMEA teams and being part of the firm’s Dutch leadership

It is a return to the fold for Taconis who spent 11 years at the company as executive director and head of retail in Amsterdam.

Primonial REIM expands international business team

As part of its ongoing development strategy to widen its market coverage and address a broader range of international institutional investors, Primonial REIM has appointed four new team members to strengthen its business development unit.

Alexander Tilson has been appointed as managing director, business development, Primonial REIM UK, based in London. He will focus on international investors located in the UK, Scandinavia and Benelux.

Immobel Capital Partners appoints Melinda Knatchbull as the chief financial and operating officer

Immobel Capital Partners, the London-based investment management business of Immobel Group announces the appointment of Melinda Knatchbull as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. In her new role she will be responsible for the financial, operational and risk aspects of Immobel Capital Partners activities. Melinda has over 25 years experience in the fund management industry, with the last 20 focused on real estate. She has spent circa 20 years working alongside Duncan Owen, CEO of Immobel Capital Partners.

Altera welcomes Parham Jadidi as Acquisition Manager Retail

Real estate investor Altera Vastgoed (hereinafter “Altera”) announces the arrival of Parham Jadidi. 

Parham Jadidi MSc started per July first as Acquisition Manager Retail.

Jadidi spent the past year working as an independent consultant with a focus on retail real estate and prior to that as an Acquisition & Leasing Manager at IEF Capital. Between 2011 and 2019, he worked as a Real Estate Advisor

JLL strengthens its EMEA Capital Markets business with strategic appointments

JLL has appointed Edmund Craston and Ian Gleeson as Senior Advisors and Nick Evans as a Senior Consultant to its Capital Markets business. This follows the appointment of Julian Schiller as Head of Capital Solutions earlier this year.

The senior roles will assist with the continued expansion of JLL’s EMEA Capital Markets across both Investment Advisory and Corporate Finance.

Cromwell appoints Andrew Creighton as Head of Investment Management in Europe

Real estate investor and fund manager, Cromwell Property Group (Cromwell) announces the appointment of Andrew Creighton as Head of Investment Management Europe.

Based in London, Andrew will join the European Management Team and report directly to Cromwell’s Managing Director in Europe, Pertti Vanhanen. In this role, he will be responsible for all aspects of Cromwell’s investment, fund and asset execution and management activity across Europe.

Europa Capital creates CIO role, appoints Chaplin

Europa Capital, the pan-European real estate investment manager, has appointed Russell Chaplin to the newly created role of chief investment officer. 

According to the firm, the new executive position reflects the growth and increasing scale of the firm's investment platform. Chaplin brings a wealth of experience having held the position of CIO at Aberdeen Asset Management between 2010 and 2018, as well as strategic roles at UBS Global Asset Management and Henderson Global Investors. 

Cain adds to European real estate equity team with two senior hires

Privately-held investment firm Cain International has appointed John Spillane and Robert van Vliet to bolster its European real estate equity team. With more than a decade’s experience in private equity real estate and asset management in London and the US, Spillane joins from Orion Capital Managers and will be vice president for portfolio management at Cain. 

Prior to his former role at Orion Capital Managers, Spillane worked for Rockspring Property Investment Managers and at a CMBS loan servicer in the US.