Cain International appoints Head of Research and Strategy

Cain International, a privately held real estate investment firm operating in Europe and the United States, has appointed Vanessa Muscarà to the newly created role of Head of Research and Strategy. 

Muscarà brings nearly 15 years of experience in the property sector, most recently at M&G Real Estate, where she was responsible for the formulation of quarterly forecasts, fund strategy recommendations and thought-leadership papers, as well as participating in the European Property Investment Committee. Prior to this, Muscarà held a series of positions at AECOM and LaSalle Investment Management. Vanessa is also a member of the ULI’s Smart Urban Growth & Content Advisory committee and was previously the chair for the Society of Property Researchers.
Vanessa’s appointment follows the continued growth of Cain International since its inception in 2014, during which time it has invested more than USD4.7 billion in real estate debt and equity, as well as private equity, across Europe and in the United States
The last year has seen 15 new appointments to the team in London and the creation of a Client Capital and Investor Relations team, led by Felicity Beasley. Beasley joined Cain International at the start of 2019, bringing more than 14 years of experience, most recently at CBRE Global Investors, where she was a senior director and a fund principal of the flagship Pan European Core Fund.
Beasley, Head of Client Capital and Investor Relations, says: “Robust research and thoughtful analysis play a vital role in the creation and execution of successful investment strategies. Vanessa’s deep knowledge of the sector and background as an innovative researcher will give Cain International an advantage as we continue to grow as a leader in real estate equity, debt and private equity.”
Muscarà says: “This is a rare opportunity to join a highly respected and entrepreneurial company at a pivotal stage in its development. I look forward to working with the team to continue building on Cain International’s success to date.”