CBRE appoints two ING execs to senior posts

As part of the integration of ING's real estate business into its own, CBRE Global Investors has appointed Maurice Voskuilen as global chief financial officer and chief administrative officer and Jeroen Tomesen as global head of human resources.

After completing its takeover of ING Group's real estate fund management businesses, CBRE Global Investors has made two more senior appointments to its integrated team.

According to an announcement by CBRE Group's real estate investment management business, Maurice Voskuilen has been appointed as global chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for CBRE Global Investors. In addition, Jeroen Tomesen has been appointed global head of human resources for CBRE Global Investors. 

In the global CFO role, Voskuilen will oversee finance, accounting, investor reporting and risk management. The regional and global business unit CFOs will jointly report to Voskuilen and their respective business unit CEOs. In his administrative role, Voskuilen will oversee information technology and human resources, as well as shared services with CBRE.

Voskuilen also will serve on the firm’s global executive committee, as well as its global leadership team. He will relocate to Los Angeles at the beginning of 2012. 

Previously, Voskuilen was CFO and chief operations officer for ING Real Estate Investment Management (REIM) in Europe since 2006. Prior to joining ING REIM, he managed a team of real estate consultants at Deloitte.


As the new head of human resources, Tomesen will be responsible for defining and implementing CBRE Global Investors’ overall personnel strategy. This includes performance management, reward management and talent management.

Tomesen also will continue in his role as head of human resources for the EMEA region of the business. Prior to this position, he had been interim head of human resources for ING REIM in Europe since April 2010.

Earlier this month, it was announced that CBRE Group, the world’s largest property services firm, had finalised its acquisition of ING REIM Europe, thereby completing its takeover of the Dutch banking group's real estate fund management businesses. The $540 million transaction was the final piece of CBRE's wider takeover of ING REIM's Asian, European and US-based real estate businesses, which eventually will cost the Los Angeles-based firm about $1.2 billion.

The three platforms are being merged with CBRE Investors, effectively transforming it into the largest real estate investment management platform in the world, with total assets under management valued at $94.8 billion as of 30 September.