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IPH Centermanagement taps Marcus Eggers as new Managing Director. IPH Centermanagement, a joint venture of IPH Handelsimmobilien and IC Immobilien Gruppe and Germany’s biggest independent center manager, has appointed Marcus Eggers new Managing Director. Starting October 1st 2020, he will be responsible for the management of 20 shopping centers. Alongside the appointment, the company also reaffirmed its explicit growth strategy. Besides winning new center management, the focus will be on continuously expanding IPH’s market position via its broad range of services offered.
Cromwell Property Group
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Cromwell appoints new Head of Asset Management, CEE.
Real estate investor and manager Cromwell Property Group (Cromwell) has appointed Elwira Pyrkowska as Head of Asset Management, CEE. She will be based in Cromwell’s Polish office.
As well as taking on responsibility for the asset management of 749,000 sqm of space that Cromwell CEE manages across 52 properties in Poland, Czechia and Romania, Elwira will be an integral part of the CEE management team, tasked with delivering on Cromwell’s growth plans in the region.
With more than 16 years’ experience in the property industry, Elwira has worked in a number of different roles, most recently as an asset manager for international funds such as Pradera Management Poland, Heitman Financial, CBRE Global Investors and Newbridge Poland.
Becken founds retail subsidiary and appoints Marcus Neumann as Managing Director.
The real estate company Becken, a specialist in the development and realisation as well as long-term asset and investment management of commercial and residential properties, is founding the new division Becken Retail and appointing the retail expert Marcus Neumann (51) as Managing Director of Becken Retail GmbH.
Neumann has around 25 years of experience in the retail real estate sector along the entire spectrum of retail properties. Before joining Becken, he was Managing Director of Arbireo Retail Invest GmbH. Further stations included management positions at Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE, CEV Handelsimmobilien, RATISBONA Handelsimmobilien and Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate.
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Anna Dużyńska as the Head of Equilis Poland.
The direction of development of the European company in Poland is primarily the further implementation of innovative, highly aesthetic projects in line with the idea of sustainable construction.
The portfolio of Equilis includes both residential investments as well as office and commercial buildings.
Equilis opened its office in Poland in 2016. After four years of operation in its country, this Belgian developer, which implements commercial buildings as well as residential and office projects throughout Europe, strengthens its position on the market as well as its local structures. The management of said structures was entrusted to Anna Dużyńska.
François Matray appointed Chief Executive Officer of MRM.
Jacques Blanchard, current Chief Executive Officer, will remain a director of MRM.
MRM, a real estate investment company specialising in retail property, announced the appointment of François Matray as Chief Executive Officer. This appointment, which will be effective as of 1 October 2020, follows Jacques Blanchard’s decision to retire. After joining MRM and becoming a member of the Board of directors when MRM was established as a real estate investment company in 2007, Jacques Blanchard has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since 2009. He will remain a director of the company.
Hines appoints Farhaz Miah as director of Research for Europe.
Hines, the international real estate firm, has announced the appointment of Farhaz Miah as Director of Research for Europe.
The appointment further enhances Hines Europe’s already strong research capabilities, with Farhaz joining Hines’ global Proprietary Research Group, which provides informed views and insights to support investment activity across the firm.
Yovav Carmi appointed as president of the management board of GTC.
GTC Supervisory Board has appointed Mr. Yovav Carmi to the position of the President of the Management Board of GTC.
Mr. Carmi has over 26 years of professional experience in finance and real estate and has worked for GTC for the last 19 years. The period with the company has given him an in-depth knowledge of GTC’s operations and activities in the region. On joining GTC in 2001, Mr. Carmi was initially responsible for the financial operations as the Chief Financial Officer of GTC in CEE and since July 2015, he has held the position of GTC’s Chief Operating Officer. The newly appointed President has also been a member of GTC’s Management Board between 2011 and 2015 and currently since April 2020.
BNP Paribas REIM
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BNP Paribas REIM appoints Nehla Krir as head of sustainability and CSR.
This position was recently created by BNP Paribas REIM in order to support and continue its ambitions in terms of Corporate & Social Responsibility and ESG integration.
With her new position as Head of Sustainability and CSR, Nehla Krir, 34 years old, will support the ambitions of BNP Paribas REIM in the operational deployment and monitoring of its sustainability strategy on a pan-European level.
INREV appoints new director of research and market information.
INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles, has appointed Iryna Pylypchuk as the new Director of Research and Market Information.
Pylypchuk, who joined on 1 September, replaces Henri Vuong, who is leaving INREV at the end of September after six years at the helm of the association’s research and market information team to take up a new global role based in London.
With nearly two decades of investment research experience, Pylypchuk moves from investment solutions provider, Fidelity International, where she spent over four years as a Senior Market Analyst. At Fidelity, Pylypchuk oversaw market research for the core European and UK markets, developing new strands of analysis for each region to enhance the investment process and inform strategy.
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Chris Grigg to step down as chief executive officer.
The Board of The British Land Company PLC announced that, after over 11 years as Chief Executive Officer, Chris Grigg has informed the Board of his intention to step down as CEO and from the British Land Board. Simon Carter appointed as his successor.
Chris Grigg will step down as CEO following delivery of the company’s 2021 interim results on 18 November 2020 and leave the Board and the company on 31 December 2020.
The Board are delighted to announce that, after a thorough search, Simon Carter, currently Chief Financial Officer of British Land, will succeed Chris as Chief Executive Officer on 18 November 2020.
Immofinanz appoints Alexander Rössler to Head of Development office. Alexander Rössler has taken over as Head of Development Office for IMMOFINANZ in September 2020.
In this new role, he is responsible for the development of the Group’s new projects in the office sector. His goals include strengthening the quality of the portfolio and increasing cooperation with other developers. Sustainable construction in line with the Group’s strategy will represent another focal point of his activities.
“With Alexander Rössler, we are welcoming an experienced manager who has excellent knowledge of our core markets. He brings wide-ranging know-how on real estate projects and is very familiar with our business model because he has supported us as a consultant on important projects in the past. Alexander will concentrate on the realisation of major real estate projects, which will also strengthen our myhive office concept. New projects in Vienna will receive special emphasis, and I am convinced that his expertise will contribute substantial added value to IMMOFINANZ”, added COO Dietmar Reindl.
Levin Reyher is new marketing director for s.Oliver.
The s.Oliver Group announces that Mr. Levin Reyher has been appointed Director Marketing & Licences s.Oliver. In this function he reports to Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, CEO s.Oliver Group.
Levin Reyher is joining us from Adidas, where he started his career in 2005 in the position of Global Senior Communications Manager Football. He managed the football communication until 2011, most recently as Global Communications Director. Under his leadership, successful campaigns for the FIFA World Cups in Germany (2006) and in South Africa (2010) were created. From 2011 he held several managing positions within the Business Unit Group Training, firstly the position of Global GTM Director, later the position of Global Senior Director Brand Marketing.
Bernhard Wünstel takes over the position of head of asset management at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Germany has transferred responsibility for the Asset Management division to Bernhard Wünstel as of September 1st, 2020.
The division bundles the operational, strategic and administrative services to partners on the investor side. Within the scope of URW’s management mandates, Asset Management represents the interface to the various investors and coordinates the activities of the teams in Leasing, Center Management, Property Management and Development.
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Jörg Balow joins the top team of ATP Berlin.
The German building services expert, Jörg Balow, is strengthening the top management team of ATP architects engineers Berlin. Together with the architect Niklas Veelken he has been leading the ATP integrated design office and its international team of 20 employees since July 2020. This means that ATP’s special integrated design culture is now also reflected by the management duo in its Berlin office.
“ATP has enormous project experience and know-how in the area of integrated design and in dealing with the digitalization of building processes,” says the new Managing Director. “Here in the Berlin Region and Northern Germany this is a USP. I am delighted that I am able to add even more to my experience of the technical operation of buildings here at ATP Berlin as well as contribute my know-how to the teams and projects.”
Cadogan announces the appointment of Kate Neale as Sustainability Manager. She will play a key role in the sustainability of the 93-acre Cadogan estate, working as part of asset management director Claire Barber’s team, and reporting into Steve Medway, Place Manager.
Kate has a decade’s experience working for landlords, developers and consultants on energy and environment management and sustainability projects. She joins Cadogan after four years at UK REIT Hammerson, and will help deliver a long-term stewardship strategy with sustainability at its core. During her time at Hammerson, Kate oversaw the creation and implementation of sustainability-driven programmes for twelve shopping centres across UK and Ireland, while engaging with departments across the business to provide advice and direction on sustainability related matters. Kate also previously oversaw sustainability commitments and energy compliance projects at Marks and Spencer and was a sustainability consultant for a private environmental consultancy.
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Vastned CEO steps down for new phase.
The Supervisory Board of Vastned, the listed European retail property company focusing on ‘venues for premium shopping’, announces that it has reached the conclusion, jointly with CEO Taco de Groot, that Mr De Groot will step down as CEO as of 1 December 2020.
Vastned will start searching for a successor for the next phase that the company is entering. Reinier Walta, currently Vastned’s CFO, will act as interim CEO until a successor is appointed.
Over the past nine years, Vastned has realised its transition to a high street property fund under the leadership of Taco de Groot. With a strategy focusing on improving the quality of the property portfolio, Vastned has succeeded in achieving both stable and predictable long-term results. The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the developments in the retail landscape that Vastned has been focusing on since 2011, for which reason Vastned brought forward its strategy update. As announced previously, the update will be revealed in February 2021 at the publication of the 2020 annual results. These developments are taking the company into a new phase, making this a logical time for Mr De Groot to take this step.
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Colliers announces the appointment of Tanja Tanczer, previously Senior Consultant in the company, as new Head of Retail. In her new role, she will be responsible for all retail activities of Colliers in Austria.
Tanja Tanczer started her career at Colliers in 2017, she became Senior Consultant after only 2 years and was accepted as a member of the international Colliers EMEA Retail Core Team, in which numerous projects are handled on an international level and which offers valuable support to local clients who want to expand abroad as well as to international clients who want to establish themselves in Austria.