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Amal Del Monaco



PATRIZIA AG announces the appointment of Amal Del Monaco as its new European Head of Asset Management and chair of its country heads.

Amal Del Monaco will join PATRIZIA from AXA IM Alts, a global leader in alternative investments with over EUR 157 billion of AUM, where she spent the last 24 years. Her most recent roles there included Global Head of Living (2020-21) and Head of Asset Management Sector Specialists (2018-2020).

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Jan Vapaavuori


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NREP hires the departing Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, as Senior Advisor for Urban Development.

Vapaavuori will join NREP to further strengthen the company’s urban development efforts. Jan Vapaavuori will join the company in a part-time role as Senior Advisor for Urban Development after his term as Mayor ends in August. He will work across all NREP’s geographies to facilitate new solutions to the most pressing urban challenges, including infrastructure challenges and climate crisis.

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Jamie Christmas


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U+I is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Christmas as Chief Financial Officer.

Jamie will join the board of U+I on 17 May 2021 as an Executive Director and assume the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 19 June 2021 when Marcus Shepherd steps down from the board and his current position as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. 

Jamie has over seventeen years’ experience in the real estate, private equity and financial services sectors, most recently as CFO of RCL Partners, a large family office with international investments across real estate and private equity. Prior to this, he was CFO at global real estate investment and asset management firm Round Hill Capital and has held senior positions at Coller Capital, CBRE Global Investors and DTZ Holdings plc after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG. 

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Eszter Salamon


Credit: GTC

GTC has appointed Eszter Salamon to the position of Transactions Director. Her outstanding in-depth sector knowledge and profound experience in real estate and financial operations will boost GTC’s optimization and expansion goals. With Eszter on board, the developer sets for smooth completion of the upcoming large-scale transactions in various markets.

Eszter Salamon is full-stack finance and transactions professional with over 20 years of experience gained in recognized multinational companies. Prior to joining GTC, she held the position of Real Estate Management Director at OTP Real Estate Fund Management Zrt., one of the top three real estate fund management companies in Hungary. Within her position, Eszter was responsible for management of assets in the portfolio of the fund amounting to over EUR 1000 mln, as well as performing high-value transactions in the CEE region. As a committed team player, Eszter also led her department through COVID-19 crises, handling rental receivables and tenant requests to keep vacancy rates of OTP’s portfolio at bay. 

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Alberto Valls

ULI Madrid

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Alberto Valls appointed as chair of ULI Madrid. Alberto Valls, managing partner of real estate at Deloitte Spain & EMEA, will prioritise promoting the collective and multidisciplinary understanding of the ULI Madrid community.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the appointment of Alberto Valls, managing partner of real estate at Deloitte Spain & EMEA, as chair of ULI Madrid. He succeeds Alfonso Benavides, senior advisor to JLL in Spain, secretary of the board of AEDAS Homes, S.A. and non-exec director at Auxadi Holdco, and officially began his voluntary two-year term on 1 May 2021.

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Kate Sadler


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P-THREE, the real estate consultancy that partners with innovative investors, developers and occupiers, has appointed Kate Sadler as a Director. Kate joins to grow P-THREE’s best-in-class service for its restaurant and leisure clients across the business. 

Kate has joined P-THREE from CWM, where she held the position of partner.  Prior to that, Kate spent ten years at Cushman & Wakefield.  Kate’s experience is extensive, having advised on some of London’s best known mixed-use assets, such as Battersea Power Station, the Shaftesbury Estate, the Howard De Walden Estate, Borough Yards, Waterloo.London and Leak Street Arches.

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Cédric Biquet

Wereldhave Belgium NV

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Wereldhave Belgium NV announces the resignation of Mr. Cédric Biquet as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Mr Biquet will continue to perform his duties during his notice period, which will end in June. The Company will announce the details of his replacement at a later date, bearing in mind that a recruitment process has already been initiated to determine his succession.

“Wereldhave Belgium NV would like to thank Mr. Cédric Biquet for his contribution in preparing the Company to meet new challenges and wishes him every success in his future career. – Nicolas Beaussillon

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Carsten Gørtz Petersen


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Carsten Gørtz Petersen promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Colliers in Denmark. Colliers positioned for further growth in Denmark and to extend Capital Markets leadership. 

Leading diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced that Carsten Gørtz Petersen has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Denmark. To further extend Colliers’ Capital Markets leadership in Denmark current CEO, Peter Winther, has elected to lead activities for investors and owners as Executive Director for Capital Markets throughout Denmark.

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Jan Tanner



Shopping center expert Jan Tanner becomes the new Head of Retail & Site Management Switzerland at real estate service provider Privera. He succeeds Cengizhan Ari, who is leaving the company.

Privera announced that Jan Tanner will take over as Head of Retail & Site Management on May 1 and will report to CEO Dieter Sommer in the future. The department’s responsibilities include supervising sites with retail, office and residential use, managing shopping centers, as well as marketing retail space and coordinating tenant associations.

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Edward Bales

Orchard Street Investment Management

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Orchard Street Investment Management (‘Orchard Street’), the specialist commercial property investment manager, has strengthened its retail team with the appointment of Edward Bales as asset manager.

In his new role, Edward will form part of the team responsible for managing Orchard Street’s £1.1 bn retail portfolio, mainly comprising of dominant retail parks and warehouses, helping to implement business plans, manage tenants and drive income performance.

Edward joins the business from Cube Real Estate, where he worked as an investment and asset manager responsible for managing £100m of assets across a number of retail subsectors. Edward is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also holds a post-graduate Surveying Diploma from the University of Reading.

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