Apollo Global appoints investor relations professional

Jon Thompson has joined the firm in the London office to help with fundraising and client functions for the planned real estate fund to be managed by New York-based Apollo Global Management.

New York–based Apollo Global Management has hired Jon Thompson in London to help the firm raise a real estate fund and carry out linked client relations functions.

Thompson is a former managing director and head of European client relations at RREEF, the alternative asset management division of Deutsche Bank.

He has joined Apollo in its London office.

The firm is planning to raise a real estate fund to take advantage of opportunities arising out of distress. Last year, Joe Azrack joined from City Property Investors to spearhead the effort. He was president and chief executive officer at CPI.