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M&G Real Estate promotes Simon Ellis to deputy fund manager

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 17:00

M&G Real Estate has appointed Simon Ellis as deputy fund manager of its EUR864 million core European property strategy.  »

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Landbay appoints Robert Burgess as non-executive director

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:47

Landbay, the buy-to-let focused peer-to-peer mortgage lender, has appointed Robert Burgess to its board of directors, where he joins co-founders John Goodall and Gray Stern, as well as Chairman Tony Ward. »

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BlackRock hires Thomas Müller as portfolio manager within European Real Estate team

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 16:30

BlackRock has appointed Thomas Müller as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager within the firm’s European Real Estate business. »

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Altisource Asset Management appoints George Ellison as CEO

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 18:30

Altisource Asset Management Corporation hAAMCas appointed George G Ellison as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  »

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Crestbridge strengthens real estate and corporate teams with senior appointments

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 13:45

Administration and corporate services firm Crestbridge has continued to strengthen its senior team in Jersey with the double appointment of Fiona Wilson and Steven Morrice. »

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SLI builds out infrastructure debt team

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 16:30

Standard Life Investments, the Global Asset Manager, has made two new appointments to its Infrastructure Debt team. »

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Gables Residential promotes Donna Summers to SVP of Operations

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 06:00

Gables Residential, a manager and developer of multifamily apartment communities, has promoted Donna Summers to Senior Vice President of Operations.  »

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Kirby joins Lee Baron as Associate Valuation Surveyor

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 20:30

London-Based chartered surveyors Lee Baron have added to the firm’s valuation team with the appointment of Richard Kirby (pictured) as Associate Valuation Surveyor. »

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Catella makes two senior appointments to French property division

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 09:00

Catella has made two strategic appointments to its senior management team with Arnaud de Sordi joining as head of the investment department of Catella Property in France, and Géraldine Latham taking up the position of head of the corporate department of Catella Property. »

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GBR Phoenix Beard secures commercial property management contract for Calthorpe Estates

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 21:30

Independent property consultancy GBR Phoenix Beard has been appointed to manage Calthorpe Estate’s commercial property portfolio with effect from 1 February 2015.  »

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RREEF Property Trust makes senior appointments

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 06:00

RREEF Property Trust has appointed Julianna Ingersoll as its Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Eric Russell as its Chief Financial Officer and Vice President and Aimee Samford as its Treasurer, effective immediately.  »

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Waypoint Residential names Robert Shustak as Chief Administrative Officer

Fri, 06/02/2015 - 19:00

Multifamily property investment company Waypoint Residential has named Robert Shustak as its Chief Administrative Officer.  »

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RioCan REIT appoints Cynthia Devine as CFO

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 20:30

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (RioCan) has appointed Cynthia Devine as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 16 March, 2015. »

North America

First Avenue expands North American team

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 19:30

First Avenue Partners, a global private placement agent and investment advisory firm, has appointed Mike Taylor to its North American distribution team as a Principal.  »

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Maples and Calder announces new partners

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 19:00

Law firm Maples and Calder, which advises on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands, has announced the appointment of 12 new partners across its global offices. »

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Tikehau Capital appoints Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula as senior advisor in Italy

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 18:30

Tikehau Capital is expanding in Italy to develop its direct investment activities (minority equity, direct lending and real estate) and its asset management liquid funds solutions. »

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CFA Institute expands presence in China and India

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 12:30

CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals is opening of new offices in China and India.  »

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HarbourVest appoints Kevin Warn-Schindel as a Managing Director

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 11:45

HarbourVest Partners has appointed Kevin Warn-Schindel as a Managing Director based in Boston to lead the Real Assets investment program.  »

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Allied Properties REIT makes senior management changes

Wed, 04/02/2015 - 13:30

Allied Properties REIT ("Allied") (TSX:AP.UN) announced today that Wayne L Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Asset Management at Allier Properties REIT is leaving the company to pursue a career opportunity with a Vancouver private equity firm. »

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AXON Partners hires a new partner

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 12:45

AXON Partners, a placement agent for private equity and real estate funds and advisor on secondary transactions, has appointed Mark Engler as a partner in the firm’s office in Zug, Switzerland. »

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Empire State Realty Trust appoints John B Kessler President and COO

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 09:30

Empire State Realty Trust has appointed John B Kessler as president and Chief Operating Officer, (COO). Anthony E Malkin will continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. »

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La Française Forum Real Estate Partners appoints Senior Investment Manager

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:45

La Française Forum Real Estate Partners has has appointed Alistair Ennever as Senior Investment Manager.  »

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Resource Real Estate hires Martin Caverly as Senior Commercial Real Estate Executive

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:30

Resource Real Estate (RRE), a firm that specialises in direct real estate investments, commercial real estate lending, and global real estate securities, has hired Martin Caverly as Senior Vice President. »

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Fund industry exec Joseph Dello Russo joins Convergence

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:30

Convergence has appointed Joseph (Joe) Dello Russo, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative officer of MFS Investment Management as a Senior Managing Director.  »

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Ropes & Gray Partner appointed to IBA International Funds Committee

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 21:30

Ropes & Gray partner Michelle Moran has been appointed an Officer of the International Bar Association’s Investment Funds Committee. »

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Daniel D Killinger named MD of National Real Estate Development

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 12:45

Daniel D Killinger has been named Managing Director and head of National Real Estate Development (National Development).  »

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Stefan Haack moves from Bonn University CMS Hasche Sigle’s Real Estate & Public practice

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 11:45

Professor Stefan Haack has moved from a senior teaching post at Bonn University to work as a lawyer in the Real Estate and Public practice at CMS Hasche Sigle. »

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LSH makes two senior appointments to capital markets team

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 20:30

Lambert Smith Hampton has made two senior appointments to its capital markets team following a strong performance in 2014. »

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Gatehouse Bank appoints Head of Real Estate Investment

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 19:30

Gatehouse Bank, the London-based investment bank specialising in Shariah-compliant products and services, has appointed David Swan in a newly-created role as Head of Real Estate Investment.  »

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Dune Real Estate Partners names Eric Calder as MD

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 13:30

Dune Real Estate Partners has promoted Eric Calder to Managing Director. Calder has also been appointed to the firm’s Investment Committee. »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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