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Canary Wharf GroupNigel Wilson is to succeed the chairman George Jacobescu who will retire on July 1, 2024. Wilson, who served as group chief executive of Legal & General from 2012 to 2023, has been appointed non-executive chairman. Wilson has also held numerous public policy-related positions. Iacobescu became CEO of Canary Wharf Group in 1997 and chairman in 2011.

BaringsRupert Gillthe former head of European real estate debt Black rock, has been appointed head of portfolio management for European real estate debt at Barings. In his new role, Gill will be responsible for the management of the European real estate debt portfolio management group, overseeing strategy development and implementation of investment solutions. Based in London, Gill will also sit on the European real estate debt investment and valuation committees and will lead the European real estate debt portfolio management team dealing with private debt real estate mandates, which include both balanced funds and SMAs in Europe. Gill was head of BlackRock’s European real estate debt practice for nearly seven years. He also held senior positions at LNR Partners Europe / Hatfield Philips International, Lloyds Bank and ABN Amro Bank.

Bluefield PartnersArmin Sandhovel appointed senior advisor. Sandhövel will apply its significant infrastructure investment expertise in areas such as strategy and fundraising, with a particular focus on the DACH market. Sandhövel has expertise in infrastructure and climate-related investments worldwide, and has worked for over twenty years on climate-positive solutions for Allianz group. Most recently, Sandhövel was CIO of infrastructure equities for Allianz Global Investors. Sandhövel’s previous experience also includes serving as head of carbon risk at Dresdner Bank and as project manager of the German Council of Environmental Advisors.

QIC infrastructurePaul Maguire, Richard Van Breda And Mark Irwin have held senior positions within QIC Infrastructure’s specialized energy and utilities practice. Maguire joins the team as a partner. He was previously CEO of Lumea, and before that he was CEO of Engie APAC. Van Breda joins as a senior energy transition advisor. He was previously CEO of Stanwell. Previously, he was CFO for Tarong Energy. Irwin serves as CEO of ADBRI and has held leadership positions at Oz Minerals, including Chief Commercial Officer. He joins as a senior energy transition advisor.

CapMan Real EstateJuhani Erke has been promoted to Chief Asset Management Officer and oversees the asset management activities in the Nordic region. Erke, who has been with CapMan since 2005, will continue to contribute to the CapMan Real Estate investment. Aleksi Konsti will take on the role of Deputy Head of Finland and Head of Transactions in Finland from October. Erke will retain his position as head of Finland during the interim period. Investment directors Marcus Lotzman And Hasse Wulff have been promoted to the newly created positions of Head of Transactions Sweden and Head of Transactions Denmark respectively. Magnus Berglund And Peter Gill will remain the head of Sweden and Norway and the head of Denmark respectively. Additionally, Anna Rannisto has been promoted to sustainability director.

ActisMarco Fragale has been appointed CEO to lead Orygen, the company’s energy platform that operates as an independent energy producer in Peru. Fragale played numerous roles Enel throughout Latin America, including Peru.

Harworth Group – The UK Regenerator of Land and Property for Sustainable Development and Investment has been appointed Gareth Thomas development director for the Midlands region. Thomas will be responsible for expanding the Midlands portfolio in support of Harworth’s strategic growth ambitions, including advancing key developments in the region. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the private and public sectors. He has held senior leadership positions at both JLL and Deloitte, advising a range of institutional investors, financiers and real estate companies on commercial acquisitions and lending in the UK. Before joining Harworth, Thomas led the development team at The Coal Authoritywhich is sponsored by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero.

CatellaRonnie Holtslag, currently director of acquisitions at Catella Investment Management Benelux as director of cross-border investments with a focus on value-added and opportunistic strategies. Holtslag previously held positions as head of acquisitions at Bouwfonds Investment Management, responsible for residential acquisitions in Europe, and as area manager at BPD Europe BV, where he oversaw international development and investment opportunities. Prior to these positions, he worked as construction director at development company LivingStone International.

Gray stoneWilliam Iacobucci has joined the American commercial real estate finance company as senior director of real estate lending. In this role he will draw on his experience as a former co-head of Fannie Mae‘s student housing finance and structured finance team to lead Greystone’s lending efforts in these areas. Before joining Greystone, Iacobucci was VP of multifamily structured finance at Fannie Mae. He also previously served as senior director – multifamily national account management at Fannie Mae, and director of Fannie Mae multifamily credit – Northeast Region. Earlier in his career, Iacobucci was VP of community development at SunTrust Bank. He also served as founder and CEO of Regency Advisors International for ten years. He has also held positions at several financial institutions, including Financial Federal Savings Bank, as vice president of commercial loan portfolio management.

Believe – The operator of the charging point has designated Craig Butler to the new role of real estate and acquisitions director to lead the introduction of electric vehicle charging in the real estate sector. The aim is to accelerate the installation of public EV charging in Britain by creating charging hubs in urban centers and along key transport routes. He joins in CBREwhere he managed large national accounts in the retail and leisure sectors and more recently advised and supported global clients on EV infrastructure.

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