AEW Europe appoints head of debt
AEW Europe has appointed Thibault Chauvin as managing director – head of debt funds.
AEW Europe launched its debt platform in 2012 raising EUR323m of capital for the Senior European Loan Fund (SELF). SELF has recently invested in a number of debt transactions in the UK and Europe and should complete its investment programme over the coming months.
AEW Europe expects to significantly expand its debt platform in Europe over the next few years.
Chauvin is based in Paris and reports to Raphael Brault, head of funds and separate accounts.
Chauvin previously worked at Colony Capital as a managing director responsible for real estate debt strategies and deal origination in Europe. Prior to this he worked at Crédit Foncier as head of international real estate finance, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in London and in Paris.
Brault says: “Thibault brings a wealth of experience of the European debt markets to the firm and will help us expand our debt business as investors’ interest in this sector continues to increase.”
Ewa Parys has joined AEW Europe as an asset management director for Central Europe and will be based in Warsaw, Poland. She joins AEW Europe from Atrium Real Estate Management in Poland.
Focusing on larger transactions and joint ventures, Arabella Edwards has joined AEW Europe as a director, funds and separate accounts, based in Paris. Edwards previously worked at LaSalle Investment Management as national director-portfolio management.
In addition the firm recently announced that Arndt Rellecke and Tim Schluter have joined AEW Europe’s German team.