La Française has appointed Gregor Volk as head of real estate development for Germany.
Volks spent the last seven plus years with Invesco Asset Management in Frankfurt, where, as director of institutional business, he specialised in real estate fund raising.
Before that, he worked for Fidelity Investment, Universal Investment and Deutsche Bank.
Philippe Lecomte, CEO of La Française AM International and head of institutional development (France and international) says: “La Française is setting the foundation for its European real estate platform. With the recent joint acquisition of Cushman & Wakefield Investors (rebranded La Française Forum Real Estate Partners) and our ongoing partnership with Forum Partners, an independent global real estate investment management firm that has offices throughout the world, La Française is developing its real estate offer at a rapid pace (total real estate assets under management for the joint platform: EUR14.5 billion).”
Volks will be working out of La Française Forum Real Estate Partners’ office in Frankfurt, located Opernplatz 6 in Frankfurt Germany and reporting to Philippe Peirs, head of international real estate development.
Volk says: “I’m thrilled to join such a dynamic organisation. In the span of just six months, the group has changed dimensions and I am eager to make my contribution. With the support of Frankfurt based LFF Real Estate Partners and Forum Partners, La Française has an exhaustive product range that from my experience, should attract German investors.”