Aberdeen Standard Investments – Valerie Jacob has been appointed manager of the global listed real estate team. Jacob is responsible for European and UK listed real estate strategies. She will also provide research expertise while identifying investment opportunities in the European and UK securities market. Valérie will report to Svitlana Gubriy, head of listed real estate funds.
Castleforge Partners – The London-based real estate investment company has appointed Iris Zhao-Fiorello as responsible for capital formation and investment solutions. New York-based Zhao-Fiorello joins Castleforge from a global investment and advisory firm GCM Grosvenor where she was MD, Private Equity Investments. Prior to GCM, she was associated with the Customized Fund Investment Group, a business unit of Credit Suisse Group that focused on personalized solutions for the private market and which was acquired by GCM in 2014. Zhao-Fiorello established the Hong Kong office of Credit Suisse CFIG, served as a founding member of CFIG’s London office, and led several investment verticals during his tenure at Credit Suisse and GCM Grosvenor.
JLL – Aleksandra Gawrońska has been appointed Head of Residential Research at JLL Poland. Gawrońska will be responsible for the development of services, tools and solutions in the area of residential market analysis, including the traditional primary residential market as well as the living sector. She will lead the team of eight analysts responsible for monitoring the primary residential market across Poland as well as preparing reports for Polish and international developers, homeowners and investment funds, the public sector and others. entities involved in the housing market.
Investa – Peter Menegazzo has been promoted to CEO from his current position of Chief Investment Officer. Menegazza replaces the current CEO Jonathan callaghan, who is retiring following a process of recruiting internal and external executives. Menegazzo joined Investa in 2007 after working with the company from 2002 to 2004. Prior to his current role he was fund manager of Investa Commercial Property Fund.
INREV – Martin Lemke, Managing Director of AM Alpha, has been appointed the new President of INREV. Lemke has been an active member of INREV for some time, having served on the board of directors for five years and as past president of INREV. Chairman of the outgoing management board, Marieke van kamp, Head of Private Markets at NN Group, is stepping down after serving a maximum of two three-year terms. Michael clarke, Senior Advisor at Accord Group, and Michael hornsby, partner of EY Luxembourg, have also spent their full six years on the board and will be stepping down as well. Are, for the first time, members of the management board: Alberto Agazzi, CEO, Generali Real Estate; Lucy fletcher, MD, QuadReal property; Jean Ravoisin, audit and consulting partner, PwC Luxembourg and Rob wilkinson, CEO, AEW Europe.
CBRE – Marcus Sperber, former Global Head of Real Estate at BlackRock, has joined CBRE as a consultant and chairman of the strategic investment advisory board. Sperber will join the newly created role in the investment advisory business, led by Graeme Rutter and part of Capital Advisors. Sperber left his role at BlackRock in 2019 and recently launched NorthCroft Capital, a real estate investment company. Prior to taking on the role of Head of Global Real Estate at BlackRock, Sperber was responsible for the real estate business EMEA and previously was portfolio manager of the UK real estate fund BlackRock. He joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 2002, prior to its merger with BlackRock in 2006. Sperber was recently appointed to the boards of directors of Canadian real estate companies Cadillac Fairview and Fiera Real Estate Investments as a non-executive director and independent director respectively.
Charter room – Tica Hessing has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Workplace Strategy for Charter Hall’s AU $ 23 billion office platform. It will focus on identifying and forecasting global workplace trends and innovation around the future of work. Hessing joined Charter Hall since Cushman and Wakefield, where she was a human geographer and responsible for workplace strategy for six years.