Artemis principal joins CBRE Global Investors

Alison Hawkins, who previously raised capital for the first-time real estate fund manager, will now be taking on a similar role at one of the world’s largest real estate investment management platforms.

CBRE Global Investors has hired Alison Hawkins as a managing director on its investor services team. In a newly created position, she will be responsible for raising capital; investor relationship management and development; and investment advisory services in the US market. Hawkins will report to Mike McMenomy, global head of investor services, and be based in Los Angeles. 

Hawkins, who started at CBRE Global Investors this week, joins the firm after a three-year stint at Artemis Real Estate Partners, where she was a principal in charge of investor relations. At the Chevy Chase, Maryland-based real estate fund manager, she was responsible for capital raising and asset management on behalf of Artemis’ debut property vehicle, Artemis Real Estate Partners I, which closed on a total of $436 million in commitments in January 2012. Hawkins had been one of two people working out of Artemis’ Los Angeles office before William Dunbar, the office’s head and a principal of acquisitions and asset management, passed away in February.

Prior to Artemis, Hawkins worked for nearly six years with Eastdil Secured’s private equity group, raising private funds, joint venture equity and entity and portfolio recapitalizations. Before Eastdil, she was an attorney, first at a national private litigation firm where she was partner and later as general counsel to an operating company.

“With her depth of real property asset knowledge and relationships across multiple investor profiles, Alison will be a valuable addition to our global team of investor services professionals,” McMenomy said in a statement.

Hawkins is the latest recruit to CBRE Global Investors’ investor services team, which now comprises 16 client-facing professionals and 23 non-client-facing members worldwide. Just last month, Ali Fouad Zahed, formerly the head of Middle East coverage for the Royal Bank of Scotland, joined the firm to lead its investor services efforts in the Middle East.