Ralf Nöcker (pictured), a former managing director of real estate investing at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), has left the firm to join London-based private equity real estate firm Kildare Partners.
Nöcker joined the direct property and infrastructure investment arm of the Australian bank back in June 2015. Since then MIRA has looked to bolster its presence outside of Australia with key senior hires including Steven Sewell in Europe, Andrew Calderwood in the US, RK Narayan in India and Chia-Wen Toeh in Hong Kong.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Nöcker, joined Kildare in July as managing director and will assume responsibility for acquisitions in Germany.
Back in April PERE reported that Kildare, led by sector veteran Ellis Short, is seeking $2 billion of equity for its second European opportunistic fund – Kildare European Partners (KEP) II.
The Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) committed $100 million, according to materials from one of the pension's meetings
Kildare's fund is the successor to Kildare's first fund, Kildare European Partners, which was originally meant to attract $1.5 billion but was ultimately oversubscribed when it closed in 2014 on approximately $2 billion.