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Barings adds to real estate debt team in Frankfurt

Investment manager Barings has grown its Real Estate Debt team in Europe with the appointment of Kasimir zu Eltz as a director.

Based in Frankfurt, Zu Eltz will be responsible for helping to grow the debt business in Europe, originating new business and loans with borrowers across the continent and the sourcing and closing of senior, whole loan and construction lending opportunities.

Hines names investment director in Spain

US privately-held developer-investor Hines has announced the appointment of Lorenzo Peñalver as investment director in Spain.

Peñalver  has 16 years of experience in operations and financial management in the real estate sector. He joins Hines from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was senior transaction manager in Spain and Portugal, and Asset Manager for part of its real estate portfolio spanning logistics, office and hotel assets in Spain, and retail properties in Portugal.

Altera appoints ESG Project Manager

Real estate investor Altera Vastgoed (Altera) has appointed Willem Jan van de Water as ESG Project Manager. 

Van de Water made the move from the Dutch pension fund for rail and public transport workers (formerly SPF Beheer), where he spent four years as senior technical manager. His past employers also include Sweco Real Estate Management and PREAM Architects.

Schroders Capital boosts UK real estate team

Independent investment management firm Schroders Capital has strengthened its real estate team in Manchester, UK with the appointment of Rob Prescott as asset manager.

Prescott joins the Manchester office from real estate consultancy OBI Property and has more than ten years of experience working in the north west and wider regional commercial property market. He will report into fund manager Phil Scott.

DTZ Investors appoints head of responsible investment

DTZ Investors has appointed Jennifer Linacre as head of responsible investment.

This is a board appointment, overseeing the firm’s responsible investment (RI) and corporate social responsibility programmes. Linacre will report directly to CEO Chris Cooper.

Linacre joined DTZI in 2000 and brings considerable experience and knowledge in investment, managing large discretionary and advisory property portfolios.

Savills appoints strategic investment expert to focus on Oxbridge and ESG

Savills is set to welcome back former Director Robert Godfrey to form a strategic investment advisory Savills is set to welcome back former Director Robert Godfrey to form a strategic investment advisory service for clients predominately active in and based across the Oxford-Cambridge geographies, coordinating with London teams and local offices.