CBRE Global Investors has appointed Jeroen de Grunt as portfolio manager, separate accounts.
De Grunt (pictured) joins from Bouwinvest Real Estate Investment Management where he was senior portfolio manager Asia/Europe, responsible for the indirect portfolio of the Dutch Construction Workers Pension fund in Asia Pacific and part of its European portfolio with a total net asset value of approximately EUR450m.
Whilst at Bouwfonds Asset Management, de Grunt held a number of positions and was responsible for structuring real estate investment funds dedicated to the retail market. In 2006 he structured three funds in the office and residential space in the Netherlands and Germany with a gross asset value of EUR150m. He also managed seven real estate funds for retail and institutional clients with a gross asset value of EUR500m.
Between 2007 and 2010 de Grunt was an associate director at KPMG Corporate Finance, responsible for the real estate division.
John Ozinga, head of separate accounts Continental Europe, CBRE Global Investors, says: “Jeroen brings valuable market experience to the team and with his solid track record and investor background he is well positioned to build on the growth of our separate account clients’ portfolios.”