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Roman Zwolinski

IPH

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IPH Transact has bundled and strengthened its own expertise in the field of acquisitions and sales by appointing Roman Zwolinski as Head of Transactions Germany.

In his new position, he will actively consult clients such as fund managers, institutional investors or family offices throughout Germany in the sourcing, due diligence and execution of transactions in the high-street, shopping center and retail park segments.

“To fill this strategically important position, we took our time to find a professional who wholeheartedly shares our entrepreneurial philosophy with its unconditional focus on implementing practical solutions. With Roman Zwolinski, we have now found what we were looking for and want to continue to drive our strong qualitative growth together,” comments Lars Jähnichen, Managing Director of IPH Group.

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Tuomas Mäkipeska

YIT

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YIT Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Tuomas Mäkipeska (43, M.Sc. in Economics) as YIT’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Group Management Team. He shall take over his position latest at the beginning of February 2022.

Tuomas Mäkipeska is currently working as the Senior Vice President of Facility Services division at Lassila & Tikanoja Plc. Prior to his current position, he worked as the Group CFO, as well as Interim CEO of Lassila & Tikanoja Plc.

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Adam Cummins

CBRE Global Investors

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CBRE Global Investors announced the recent appointment of Adam Cummins, as the new Centre Manager at leading London leisure and retail destination, Angel Central. He joins the team at Lambert Smith Hampton, appointed by CBRE Global Investors as the managing agents for the destination.

Adam has over 18 years’ experience in standalone, multi-site, and area manager roles and joins the team from Selfridges London where he managed a £56m retail business within the iconic department store. His vast retail experience includes previously managing stores for Tiffany & Co and Charles Tyrwhitt, and is well-versed in driving performance through commercial actions, and enhancing team engagement and development.

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George Aase & Rudiger Dany

Nepi Rockcastle

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The Board has nominated George Aase as Chairman of the Board, effective 18 August 2021. Rudiger Dany has been contracted by the Company from 6 July 2021 and will be appointed as Chief Operations Officer of NEPI Rockcastle effective 18 August 2021.

George Aase is an experienced CFO and non-executive in publicly traded real estate firms, technology companies and Fortune 100 U.S. multinational industrial firms. He is a highly strategic and business-oriented senior finance executive with extensive experience in leadership roles. Aase’s core specialties include corporate finance, capital markets, IPO transactions, debt financing, international financial operations, international finance and controlling, and investor relations, with 12 years’ experience in the European commercial real estate sector. He led the process of two major initial public offering projects in London and Frankfurt.

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Jakub Štěpán

CBRE

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CBRE appointed Jakub Štěpán the new Head of the CEE Valuation Department effective from 1 July. 

In his new role, Jakub will mainly focus on business development activities, building and maintaining client relationships, the coordination of CEE Valuation teams and he will be also responsible for overseeing international valuation transactions throughout the entire region. In addition to the new role, he remains the Head of Valuation for the Czech Republic.

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Jaap Tonckens

VIA Outlets

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VIA Outlets has appointed Jaap Tonckens as an advisor to its Board of Directors.

Jaap brings over 25 years’ worth of global experience from the real estate and finance industries, having most recently spent 11 years at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, of which more than eight years as Group Chief Financial Officer, where he was also a member of its Management Board. Prior to URW, Jaap spent over 14 years at Morgan Stanley  & Co. in London and New York, most recently as a Managing Director in its Leverage Finance team. Jaap is particularly experienced in commercial real estate and corporate finance, capital markets and transactions. He was also recently appointed an advisor to the Board of Directors of Dutch lifestyle and hotel company citizenM.

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Nick Round

Estama UK

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Estama UK has announced the appointment of Nick Round as the new Head of Asset and Property Management. Working closely with the wider team, Nick’s role will be focussed on driving the performance of the company’s schemes and boosting the efficiency of the operational management across ESTAMA UK’s diverse portfolio. 

With over 30 years’ experience working in the commercial property sector, Nick joins from intu where he headed the Partnerships, Food & Beverage and Leisure across 16 intu centres. As the key customer contact, Nick was responsible for enhancing the experience of visitors along with delivering financial aims, attracting new brands and engaging with customers. 

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Tony Levine

Shelley Sandzer

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Shelley Sandzer has promoted Tony Levine to Director of Leasing. Tony will work alongside joint-Managing Partner, Ted Schama, in representing leading landlords in securing new F&B and leisure brands for their destinations.

Since joining Shelley Sandzer in 2016, Tony has acted for numerous clients, such as Landsec, Lendlease, Shaftesbury Estate, Hines and Portman Estate.  An e-sports specialist, Tony has also helped Wanyoo launch in the UK, and is currently assisting the brand with its expansion plans. 

Prior to joining Shelley Sandzer, Tony worked for Altus Group, as well as stints with BNP Paribas, DTZ and CBRE following his graduation from the University of the West of England and qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor.

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Anita Singh

Neinver

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Neinver has appointed Anita Singh as the company’s head of marketing. She assumes responsibility for this area of the Group at international level and reports directly to Lucía Sanz, Strategy & Marketing Director of the Group.

Anita has close to 15 years of experience in developing and delivering exceptional marketing campaigns across digital and offline, increasing sales and driving profits. At Neinver, she will be responsible for strengthening The Style Outlets and Factory brands strategy and market recognition and enable growth.

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Mark Allan

British Property Federation (BPF)

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Mark Allan, Chief Executive, Landsec, becomes the Junior Vice-President of the British Property Federation (BPF).

Allan joins BPF President David Partridge, Senior Partner of Argent LLP and Chairman of Argent Related – and BPF Vice-President Guy Grainger, Global Head of Sustainability Services & ESG at JLL – to complete the leading UK property trade association’s Presidential team.

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation comments: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to the BPF’s Presidential team, and I look forward to working with him, alongside David and Guy, to lead the UK property industry as we look ahead to recovery and a more positive future for our town and city centres.

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Beverley Kilbride

LaSalle

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LaSalle creates new European transactions and asset management team.

The newly created European Transactions & Asset Management unit, headed by Paris-based Beverley Kilbride, will facilitate cross-border knowledge-sharing within a unified team responsible for managing the full lifecycle of assets. It draws on executives from across the firm’s largest offices in Europe including London, Paris and Munich.

Under the reforms, individual team members will focus on specific services and local markets, with four Heads of Transactions reporting directly into Beverley Kilbride: Jérôme Hamelin, Andreas Wesner, Francesco Coviello and Robin James, who will respectively be responsible for all acquisitions and sales in Western Continental Europe, Northern Continental Europe, Southern Continental Europe & CEE, and the UK & Ireland.

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Frank Westmeier

Concepta

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Düsseldorf (Germany) based property developer and asset manager Concepta has hired Frank Westmeier as asset manager. In his new role, Mr. Westmeier supports the company in particular with the implementation of current and the acquisition of new asset management mandates in this field of activity, which is increasingly important for Concepta.

The trained hotel specialist, graduate in business administration (FH) and real estate economist initially worked in the hotel and catering industry for many years before moving to the real estate industry, where he worked for well-known facility managers, fund companies and property developers.

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