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Denham Capital – The global investment firm focused on sustainable infrastructure, energy and resources has appointed Alberto Garcia as Managing Director of its Sustainable Infrastructure Lending Platform. Garcia brings more than 20 years of financial services experience, having held several leadership positions within the Santander Group and Emerging Markets Group at Capital One Financial Corp.

AEW – The global real estate investment manager has appointed Matt Schilling Deputy Portfolio Manager of the North America region for AEW’s real estate securities team. Prior to joining AEW, Schilling worked at Top Global Investors for almost 17 years, where he held several positions within their real estate organization. Schilling will also work closely with Gina Szymanski, Senior Portfolio Manager and North America-focused equity analysts, as well as AEW’s broader global real estate securities team.

CBRE – The global property adviser has recruited three senior executives to its UK retail team. Soft Martin will join the company as Executive Director, responsible for out-of-town retail. He joins from Cushman and Wakefield where he spent the last 13 years leading the UK Out of Town Retail team, and most recently as Co-Head of EMEA Out of Town Retail. Russell Homer will join CBRE as a senior director to also drive growth in the edge retail sector. He comes from Cushman & Wakefield where he has spent the past eight years, specializing in retail park asset management. Drew Moore joined the UK retail investment team as executive director. Moore joins CBRE from JLL where has been since 2020. He is a former associate of Wilkinson Williams.

PRPTamara Axelrod was appointed head of responsible investment within the real estate investment management company. In this role, Axelrod will implement PRP’s responsible investment strategy on owned assets and potential investments. This new role represents PRP’s continued commitment to building a more sustainable future through our investment and asset management strategies. Axelrod joined PRP in 2017 and oversaw the firm’s asset management division.

Hello – The real estate council has mandated Lesley Connor as the new CFO and COO. Connor succeeds wayne taylor, who had been Allsop’s Chief Financial Officer and Partnership Secretary since 2000 and will remain with the company as a consultant. Connor joins from KPMG where she was director leading internal transformation programs. After starting her career at KPMG, Connor then moved into transaction advisory where she became COO. Connor also previously worked in corporate business development for the Daily Mail Group within its consumer digital division and as operations director for its digital recruitment division.

ISPTChris Chapple, a former Blackstone executive, has been appointed CEO of the Melbourne-based property fund manager for the industry’s Australian super funds. Currently CEO of 151 Property group, a company that manages Blackstone’s property investments in Australia and New Zealand, Chapple will succeed Daryl Browning, who in February announced his decision to leave a post he had held for 17 years. He was named CEO of 151 Property in 2016. Chapple brings with him 25 years of property industry experience, including roles at JLL, Multiplex and Charter Hall.

Good manvanessa liu was appointed independent director to the boards of Goodman Limited and Goodman Funds Management Limited. Based in New York, Liu is currently co-founder and CEO of SaaS technology company, Sugar factory, and independent director of ASX-listed artificial intelligence company, Appen. She began her career at McKinsey in the Telecom, Media & Technology practice. Most recently, she was Vice President of SAP.iO North America, the start-up subsidiary of SAP.

Nuveen Real Estate – The property manager is accelerating its shift to impact investing and has appointed Nadir settles down and Pamela West as global head and senior portfolio manager, respectively, of a new dedicated arm of the business. Settles will report directly to Carly Tripp, Global CIO and Chief Investment Officer at Nuveen Real Estate, and will lead an international team in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Settles will continue to lead investments as head of the New York office. West will continue to oversee executive strategy, portfolio construction and client relationships. West reports to Shawn Lese, CIO and Head of Fund Management, Americas at Nuveen Real Estate.

Amos RenewablesNigel Baker joined Igneo Infrastructure Partners‘ Renewable Energy Platform as CEO, a newly created role, to lead the integration of its recent acquisitions and drive the company’s continued growth. Baker most recently served as Executive General Manager, Production and Trading, at Tilt Renewables. He previously held executive and operational positions with Pacific Hydro, both in Australia and Chile, where he was General Manager of Pacific Hydro’s Chilean operations and CEO of a renewable energy joint venture between Pacific Hydro and Statkraft of Norway.

EssensysSarah Harvey joined the flexible workspace technology company’s board of directors as group chief financial officer. Harvey joins from O2 Blank Media, where she most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 with PwC and most recently was Head of the Transaction Services and Capital Markets team. She has spent the past five years in a number of senior roles with Telefonica UK (now Virgin Media O2), including as Commercial Finance Director and two years as Chief Financial Officer of Giffgaff.

Monroe CapitaI- Gila Cohen joined the firm as managing director, responsible for global institutional partnerships based in the firm’s New York office. Cohen will be responsible for new initiatives to expand Monroe’s global footprint among institutional investors, focusing on the company’s high-growth real estate and opportunistic private credit areas. Prior to Monroe, Cohen was director of investment strategy at MUFGthe American arm. Prior to MUFG, Cohen was Managing Partner at Castle Lanterra, where she was responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity efforts. Prior to Castle Lanterra, Cohen held senior positions at Courtland Partners, Capital Dynamics and Golub Capital. She has also held investment banking positions at JP Morgan, UBS, Credit Suisse First Boston.


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