CBRE Global Investors has appointed Alain de La Bellière as head of transactions in France.
De La Bellière joins from Generali Real Estate where he was real estate investment manager.
He worked initially as a small caps junior financial analyst at BZW, before joining Finestate & Robert / Acofi / Transinvest to assess French banking institutions' impaired real estate loans for US commercial banks.
He then went on to become asset manager at Imaffine in the Sovabail group in 1998, before becoming risk manager for real estate acquisitions for a range of international investors (Credit Suisse, Cargill, Blackacre, Westbrook, Allianz, DEGI). He joined Generali Real Estate in 2004.
John Ozinga, head of CBRE Global Investors France and head of separate accounts EMEA, says: “We are delighted to welcome Alain to the team. His appointment reinforces our sourcing of investment abilities which are the key elements of the development of CBRE Global Investors in France. Alain will be sourcing deals for our pan European and domestic funds and for institutional clients through club deals and mandates.”
Will Rowson, chief investment officer, CBRE Global Investors EMEA, says: “Alain’s appointment further strengthens our investment sourcing capabilities for clients in Europe and is a key addition to the team in one of our critical European markets.”