CBRE Global Investors has appointed Michael Clarke as its head of investor services EMEA.
He will be responsible for investor relations, equity raising, targeting of new investors and supporting the creation of successful investment strategies in the EMEA region.
Clarke, who will also be a member of the EMEA management board, will be based in London when he takes up the role in late March.
Clarke (pictured) has 26 years’ experience in global real estate and joins from Mesirow Financial, where he was senior managing director and head of European real estate for the past three years. In this role, he focused on investing mainly US capital for its global opportunistic multi manager programme in Europe and Asia.
Prior to this, he spent 18 years at Schroders where he was instrumental in growing assets under management from GBP160m to over GBP8bn through the development of a multi-product real estate strategy. He held various investment roles until 2003 when he was appointed as head of property distribution responsible for product strategy, product development, equity raising and client service.
Clarke is is chairman of INREV's Secondary Market and Liquidity Committee, a member of the Steering Committee for the new INREV Guidelines due to be published in 2014, and is a regular speaker and trainer at INREV and other industry events.
“Michael joins us at an important juncture for the business in EMEA, as we see a shift in sentiment and growing appetite from investors to allocate here in the region and globally. His appointment means we can draw upon his wide range of experience from capital raising and investor relations to fund management in order to meet the expectations of our clients,” says Pieter Hendriske, CEO EMEA.
“I’m looking forward to working with CBRE Global Investors’ global platform, which has the flexibility and expertise to put together the right strategies for investors, as requirements continue to evolve,” says Clarke.