Hodes Weill & Associates, the private real estate capital advisory boutique firm, is in the market recruiting after two of its senior capital-facing executives defected, PERE has learned.
London-based managing directors Matilde Attolico and Zeynep Fetvaci are understood to be joining the Chicago-headquartered property services giant JLL’s capital markets team.
Specifically, Attolico was responsible for coverage of institutional investors in Europe (ex-the Netherlands) and the Middle East. She previously was a partner at Mercury Capital Advisors and a director in its previous incarnation as the Merrill Lynch Private Equity Funds Group.
Fetvaci was also responsible for coverage of institutional investors in Europe. Prior to joining Hodes Weill, she was a managing director and head of business development and investor relations at Peakside Capital, a London-based private equity real estate firm. She also previously worked at Merrill Lynch, but for its real estate principal investments division, which became Peakside Capital when its European team span out.
Hodes Weill declined to comment on the departures beyond issuing to PERE the following statement: “Hodes Weill & Associates can confirm that Zeynep Fetvaci and Matilde Attolico have resigned and will leave the firm at the end of March, to take up positions at another company. Hodes Weill has initiated a recruitment process with the intention of strengthening its London-based team. Clients have been informed of the changes and the firm remains committed to the highest levels of client service.”
PERE understands that a recruitment consultant has already been engaged to source replacements to re-bolster the firm’s European operations, which are led by industry veteran Will Rowson. It is thought that private real estate professionals as well as professionals from other financial markets will be considered for the vacancies.