Aviva Investors has appointed Sandra Schaap as fund manager in the global real estate multi-manager team.
Schaap will be based in Utrecht, reporting to John Gellatly, head of European real estate multi-manager, and will be responsible for the investment management of European funds as well as deepening its senior portfolio management capacity in the region.
John Gellatly, head of European real estate multi-manager – Aviva Investors, says: “We continue to see strong demand for real estate multi-manager strategies from UK and European pension funds, and have already had considerable success in the Dutch market which we are looking to build upon. Through Sandra’s appointment we are able to strengthen further our presence and capabilities in the region as she brings a wealth of experience to the team in terms of her investment expertise and experience in unlisted real estate investing, which will enable us to embrace future opportunities.”
Schaap was previously a senior portfolio manager, international real estate at Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance.