AEW appoints Head of Investments, France

AEW has promoted Jeremy Convert to Head of Investments France. Convert, who has been with AEW since 2013 as an Executive Director in the Investment team, will take over from Laurent Babelon who is retiring from the firm after a 40 year career in real estate.

Convert will lead the investment team in Paris with responsibility for all investments in France on behalf of AEW’s European funds and separate account clients.  Thierry Locatelli has also been appointed Deputy Head of the investment team in Paris to support Jeremy.  

Prior to joining AEW in 2013, Convert was Head of Investment Banking for Credit Suisse’s real estate team covering France and Benelux. He has previously held positions at Lehman Brothers, Societe Generale and Archon Group France. Jeremy is a graduate of the Institut Superieur de Gestion business school in Paris and holds a Master’s degree in Insurance and Finance from ESSEC Business School.
Convert says: “I look forward to taking on this new role and working alongside an excellent team in Paris. AEW is one of the leading investors in France and we expect to continue to actively invest on behalf of our clients across a range of strategies in the French market.” 
Rob Wilkinson, European CEO, says: “Laurent’s contribution to AEW cannot be over-stated. He has been a great leader and is widely respected within the firm, and market as a whole. As we wish Laurent well for the future, I am extremely pleased to announce Jeremy’s appointment. During his seven years with AEW, Jeremy has demonstrated his leadership ability whilst executing a number of major transactions for the business.”