CBRE Global Investors reveals EMEA line-up

In the wake of CBRE’s takeover of ING REIM, its new owner says it has made a number of appointments.

CBRE Global Investors has revealed details of its new-look senior team in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa following the takeover on ING REIM.

Jean Lamothe, who was hired a year ago by CBRE Global Investors as president of Europe, will now focus on the UK as country manager responsible for growing the UK business. His role involves managing the integration of the merged organisation in the UK and the existing value-add business in EMEA. He will be a member of the firm’s EMEA executive committee too.

Giles King, formerly head of the UK for CBRE Global Investors, has been appointed as head of investor services for CBRE Global Investors EMEA. The investor services team is responsible for investor relations, equity raising and targeting new investors.

In addition, Dennis van Vugt, who has worked in various positions at ING REIM, becomes chief financial officer, succeeding Maurice Voskuilen, who has been named global chief financial officer at the enlarged business.
van Vugt reports to Pieter Hendrikse, who has previously been named a chief executive officer of CBRE Global Investors EMEA.

Will Rowson, former chief investment officer at ING REIM in Europe, retains the same title at the larger firm, though with an increased remit to include the UK.
Meanwhile, it also emerged today that Justin Kean has left the multi-manager business of ING Select, for that of Aberdeen Asset Management. He began as portfolio manager in its European team yesterday.
Other departures from ING Select included Mark Bunney, Matt Day and Tony Yu, managers from its Osiris Property Fund, who left in October.