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CBRE GI makes senior hire in France

Los Angeles-based real estate investment management firm CBRE Global Investors has appointed Gautier Beurnier as the head of transactions for France.  

Los Angeles-based real estate investment management firm, CBRE Global Investors, has appointed Gautier Beurnier as head of transactions for the firm’s operations in France.

Beurnier will be responsible for sourcing deals for pan-European and domestic funds, and for international clients through club deals and separate account mandates.

“We have a significant year ahead with €7 billion of transactions to execute across EMEA,” John Mulqueen, head of transactions EMEA for the firm said in a statement. “France is a key target market for us. Gautier’s appointment will enhance our capabilities in this important area and help us to source and acquire the best logistics, retail and office assets for our clients. I am very pleased to welcome him to the team.”

With over 20 years of experience in real estate and risk management, Beurnier was most recently the chief executive officer for ATEMI, the French real estate developer and asset management company. At ATEMI, he led a team of 35 people and spearheaded the financing and asset management of major projects including Coeur Defense, one of Europe’s largest office buildings.

“Gautier’s excellent track record in the French real estate market and his international outlook means he is well-placed to support our strong transactions program in France,” said Sigrid Duhamel, country manager, France for the firm.

Beurnier has also worked for Unibail, the large, listed commercial real estate company based in Paris, as well as for Marsh, New York-based insurance and risk advisory firm, where he specialized in alternative risk finance and risk management consulting.

In February, CBRE Global Investors made another senior change in its Europe team, when it promoted Sophie van Oosterom to become the chief investment officer and chair of the firm’s EMEA executive committee. Van Oosterom was previously working as the head of special programs EMEA, leading fund management in the region. This was followed by the appointment of John Mulqueen for the newly-created role of head of transactions EMEA in early March.