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Paramount Group appoints Michael Walsh as CFO

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 13:30

Real estate investment trust Paramount Group has appointed Michael Walsh as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective 26 March, 2015.  »

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Tony Ward appointed President and Chief Executive of Clayton Euro Risk

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 17:30

Tony Ward, former chief executive of Britannic Money, has been appointed as President and Chief Executive of Clayton Euro Risk Limited. »

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CBRE exec chairman Strong to retire at end of 2015

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 21:30

Michael Strong, Executive Chairman of its CBRE Group’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, is to retire at the end of 2015. »

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Landbay appoints Julian Cork as COO

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 19:45

Landbay, the buy-to-let focused peer-to-peer mortgage lender, has appointed Julian Cork as Chief Operating Officer (COO).   »

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Ares Management appoints Michael McFerran as new CFO

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:00

Ares Management has appointed Michael R McFerran as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective 23 March, 2015.  McFerran will assume firm-wide responsibilities. »

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CFO Barrafato quits Dream Office

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 09:00

Mario Barrafato, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dream Office has resigned effective March 27, 2015 to pursue another opportunity.  »

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Paul Hastings adds real estate partner in London

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 18:30

Mark Shepherd has joined the London office of Paul Hastings as a partner. Shepherd joins from DLA Piper, and will act for a wide range of clients on all real estate aspects of large commercial transactions including investment, joint venture arrangements, and development transactions.  »

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Truffle Capital appoints Patrick Lord as investment manager

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 16:30

Truffle Capital has appointed Patrick Lord as an Investment Manager dedicated to the firm's IT portfolio. Lord is expected to bring his digital marketing expertise to Truffle Capital's investments in Fintech, Internet and Mobile technology companies. He will report directly to Bernard-Louis Roques. »

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Health Care REIT appoints Colin Catherwood as Vice President – Investments, Canada

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 21:30

Health Care REIT has appointed Colin Catherwood as Vice President – Investments, Canada.  »

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Brookwood Financial Partners expands Property Management Team in Texas

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 13:00

Rita R Randle and Leonardo S Tapia have joined Brookwood Real Estate Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookwood Financial Partners that provides property management services for the firm’s portfolio in Texas.  »

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Capital Square Realty Advisors adds two to asset management team

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:45

Capital Square Realty Advisors has appointed property and asset management veterans, Rick Burnett, CPM, CCIM, RPA, CSM, and Jerry Conyers, as executive vice president, asset administration, and associate vice president, asset administration, respectively.  »

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CREFC Europe hires Hans Vrensen as Consultant Director, Research and Education

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 21:00

CREFC Europe, the European trade association for commercial real estate lenders and investors, has appointed of Hans Vrensen as its consultant director for research and education. »

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Jaguar Growth Partners appoints IR exec

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 13:30

Jaguar Growth Partners, a privately-held investment management and advisory firm, has appointed Quyen Tran, as a principal leading the Firm's fundraising and investor relations team. »

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M&G Real Estate appoints Martin Towns as head of capital solutions

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 17:45

M&G Real Estate has appointed Martin Towns as Head of Capital Solutions, reporting to Tony Brown, global chief investment officer. »

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Signature’s search for panel partners yields Brilliant result

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 13:00

Signature Private Finance, a privately owned & funded Principal Lender, has appointed Brilliant Solutions to its distribution panel.  »

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JTC appoints new head of Fareham office

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:00

Independent corporate, fund and private client services provider JTC has appointed Will Cameron (pictured) in a Director role as the Head of the firm’s Fareham office »

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Green Courte appoints new COO and CTO

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 09:00

Private equity real estate firm Green Courte Partners has appointed David B Lentz as Chief Operating Officer and Steven S Gearhart as Chief Technology Officer.  »

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Target Advisers makes three new hires as business and assets expand

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 06:00

Target Advisers, an adviser and property management services provider to the healthcare investment sector, has made three new appointments to its Stirling headquarters. »

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Third Avenue promotes Dobratz to Co-Lead Portfolio Manager of Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:30

Third Avenue Management has promoted Ryan Dobratz, CFA, to Co-Lead Portfolio Manager of the Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund (TAREX, TVRVX), effective 27 February, 2015.  »

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Robert Scholten to Head ING Real Estate Finance in Asia

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:30

Robert Scholten has been appointed as ING’s Head of Real Estate Finance (REF) for Asia Pacific.  »

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Mace appointed main contractor for Bracknell regeneration

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:00

The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (BRP) has appointed Mace as the main contractor on the GBP200 million regeneration of Bracknell town centre. »

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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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Comment
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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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

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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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

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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