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Michelle Gloder

Cushman & Wakefield

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Cushman & Wakefield has appointed customer experience specialist Michelle Gloder as Head of Customer Experience within its UK Asset Services team.

Gloder has held various strategy, design and implementation roles during her 25 years in the retail, services and telecoms sectors, including leading several projects delivering a step change in customer experience. She joins Cushman & Wakefield from Dixons Carphone where, as Head of Customer Experience, she focused on increasing business value, customer satisfaction and colleague engagement through an improved end-to-end multi-channel journey. 

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Denis Cupic

Redserve Zagreb

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Denis Cupic becomes managing director of Redserve Zagreb. The ATP consulting subsidiary redserve is expanding in Central and Eastern Europe. And the Croatian entrepreneur Denis Cupic is playing a leading role. 

For around six months, he has been a managing partner with responsibility for key account management in the CEE and SEE Regions; and as a senior consultant he is also responsible for commercial real estate projects.

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Kevin Cowin


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Mace, the international development, consultancy and construction company, has announced that Kevin Cowin has been appointed as Managing Director of its Develop business; and that Kirsten White is joining the Develop business as Financial Director.

The new appointments reflect an investment in Mace’s development capabilities as it refreshes its business strategy to focus on town centre regeneration, estate rationalisation and partnerships, whilst adopting ambitious new net zero carbon development targets.

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Reinier Walta


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Vastned: Reinier Walta nominated as new CEO. Vastned will optimise its portfolio and concentrate on mixed-use properties in historic city centres where shopping, working, living and leisure meet. 

The focus will be on retail properties that attract different types of tenants and where there is potential to create apartments or offices above the shops. Where possible, Vastned aims to create clusters of properties in the various cities. That is the essence of the strategy update presented by Vastned’s new nomination for CEO, Reinier Walta.

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Liz Hardy

Capital & Regional

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Capital & Regional and The Mall Walthamstow team are excited to welcome Liz Hardy as the new General Manager at The Mall Walthamstow. 

Liz started her new position in January 2021, bringing extensive retail experience developed over a 15-year career in results-driven retail management and commercial strategy.  Liz joins The Mall Walthamstow from her previous role as Commercial Manager at LLAOL, the company which operates London Luton Airport on behalf of airport operator, Aena and shareholder AMP Capital. Liz was responsible for commercial performance and account management of 68 business partners across the airport estate, operations and commercially led marketing campaigns.  

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Andy Haigh

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

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Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has appointed Andy Haigh as Director of Climate Positive Solutions to lead on the achievement of its 2030 net zero carbon goals.

Previously Andy was Senior Sustainability Manager, Canary Wharf Contractors where he achieved board approval for progressive science-based targets and led on their signing of the BBP Climate Change Commitment.  Before this he held a range of sustainability roles at Sir Robert McAlpine, leading the team between 2017 and 2019.

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Colin Waddell


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Global real estate advisor, CBRE has announced the appointment of Colin Waddell as Managing Director of its Nordic region effective March 1, 2021.

Colin was previously Managing Director of CBRE’s Finland and Norway businesses. In his new role, Colin will oversee CBRE’s entire Nordic operations which comprise established businesses in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

Also announced today is the appointment of Siri Tulikoura as Managing Director of CBRE’s Finland business effective March 1. In addition to her Managing Director responsibilities, Siri will continue to oversee Property Management for CBRE in Finland to ensure a smooth transition to her successor, who will be announced in due course. 

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Christopher Hammerschmidt

ATP architects engineers

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In November 2020, the architect Christopher Hammerschmidt joined the top management team of ATP architects engineers, Frankfurt. He is now leading the 70 employees of the ATP Group’s design office in Frankfurt am Main alongside the construction engineer and BIM expert Harald Stieber. 

Hence, this is another management duo that embodies the interdisciplinary cooperation between architects and engineers that is practiced throughout ATP.

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Mathieu Elshout



PATRIZIA AG has appointed Mathieu Elshout to the newly created position of Head of Sustainability and Impact Investing, in a strategic hiring move that strengthens the development of new impact fund products and further drives the integration of sustainability into the company’s core investment processes.

Mr Elshout will join PATRIZIA from PGGM Investments on 1 March 2021 where he last held the position of Senior Director Real Estate EMEA responsible for pan-European investments. In addition, he was responsible for delivering high sustainability performance across the private real estate portfolio of PGGM. He will report to Edmund Craston, Head of Fund Management at PATRIZIA. Mathieu Elshout brings over 20 years of professional experience in the real estate investment industry to the table, including more than 12 years at PGGM Investments. Beyond his sustainability track record, he has comprehensive expertise in pan-European transactions and asset management across all sectors, risk profiles and diverse fund structures.

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Pertti Vanhanen

Cromwell Property Group

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Real estate investor and manager, Cromwell Property Group announced that Pertti Vanhanen has commenced in the role as Managing Director, Europe.

As a member of the Group Leadership Team, Mr Vanhanen will be responsible for Cromwell’s European platform which manages €3.5 billion of real estate encompassing 160 assets and 2,300 tenants. The platform comprises over 210 people in 17 local offices across 11 different countries.

Mr Vanhanen will be based in London and takes over from Mark McLaughlin who will leave the business after 20 years, the last four in the role of Managing Director, Europe. Mr McLaughlin will leave at the end of March ensuring a smooth handover with Mr Vanhanen.

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Hein Schumacher


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C&A AG appoints Hein Schumacher as board member.

The Board of C&A AG is pleased to announce the appointment of Hein Schumacher as Non-Executive Director, effective 25 January 2021. Hein Schumacher is CEO of the global dairy company FrieslandCampina.

“Hein brings a wealth of international leadership experience to the C&A Board to support the delivery of C&A’s ambitious growth plans. Hein will be a tremendous asset to our Board, bringing another outside-in view to the table, with a strong focus on customer and consumer needs,” said Allan Leighton, Chairman of C&A AG.

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Anke Sax


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KGAL strengthens management team with appointment of Dr. Anke Sax as COO/CTO.

KGAL enhances focus on technology application and digital transformation – KGAL GmbH & Co. KG has announced the appointment of Dr. Anke Sax as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with responsibility for the organisation and operations of the KGAL Group and the expansion of its digitalisation strategy. 

Dr. Sax joins CEO Gert Waltenbauer, Chief Financial Officer Dr. Thomas Schröer, and Chief Investment Officer Dr. Klaus Wolf as a member of the KGAL management team.

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Cécile Pouzadoux

Redevco France

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Cécile Pouzadoux announced as Redevco France’s new Portfolio Director. Cécile Pouzadoux, 43, is set to take the helm of Redevco France’s Portfolio team, after serving more than two years as the company’s Financial Director. She will report directly to Thierry Cahierre, Managing Director of Redevco France and Head of Global Asset Management for the pan-European real estate investment group, Redevco.

A graduate of the ESC Clermont Business School, Pouzadoux went on to achieve France’s higher accountancy degree, the Diplôme d’Expertise Comptable (DEC), followed by 15-years as Senior Manager for audit firm Ernst & Young, where she specialised in the real estate sector. This extensive audit experience opened the doors to a varied international career spanning a number of listed and private companies and regulated investment vehicles (OPCIs), covering every angle of the real estate market.

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Agata Sekuła


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JSE-listed EPP announced the appointment of Agata Sekuła as the company’s Executive Management Team Member responsible for sales and acquisitions. Agata will join EPP from 1 March 2021 and be responsible for executing the EPP’s divestment and investment plans, with particular focus on acquiring institutional co-investors for EPP’s retail portfolio.

Agata Sekuła has over 20 years of investment advisory experience in the retail sector and is one of the most renowned retail real estate experts in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region. With a 22-year professional career at JLL, Agata will leave the real estate advisory giant, where she is currently Vice President of the Management Board and Head of the Capital Markets team in Poland. Agata has earned the reputation of being a go-to market expert for retail investment matters and has an enviable track record of successful sales and acquisitions of retail properties in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary, having completed transactions with a total value of over EUR 13.5 billion.

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Kevin Nowlan

ULI Ireland

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Kevin Nowlan appointed as Chair of ULI Ireland. Kevin Nowlan will prioritise delivering even more valuable content to real estate professionals with a focus on giving back to communities.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the appointment of Kevin Nowlan, CEO of Hibernia REIT plc, as Chair of ULI Ireland. He succeeds Tom Dunne, Chairman of the Residential Tenancies Board, and officially began his two-year term on 1 January 2021.

Since launching as ULI’s 14th European National Council in 2012, ULI Ireland has grown to more than 150 members and has built a robust programme including a popular annual conference and networking opportunities for professionals at different stages of their career. Its UrbanPlan programme also provides learning opportunities for 16 and 17-year olds in Ireland to help them understand the planning and development process for buildings, towns and parks.

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