Pramerica hires former JER man

US firm, Pramerica Real Estate Investors, has expanded its global marketing team with the appointment of Mark Chamieh to lead its marketing functions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia

Pramerica Real Estate Investors has named Mark Chamieh managing director and co-head of global marketing and client services.

Chamieh joins Lester Lockwood, who is the other co-head, and has been leading the firm’s global marketing efforts around the world for the last five years.

The firm said Chamieh would be based in London and would focus on marketing and investor relations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

He and Lockwood will both serve as members of Pramerica’s global management committee, the firm added. Before joining Pramerica, Chamieh was at JER Partners in Europe as managing director and global head of marketing. Prior to that, he led global business development division of UBS Global Asset Management in London.

The new appointment comes at a busy time for Pramerica, which is raising a mezzanine fund in Europe. The firm is also working up a UK specific strategy.

Allen Smith, CEO of Pramerica, said in a statement that Chamieh’s global knowledge and experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East expanded the firm’s  ability to deliver client service to a growing global client base. “At the same time, Lockwood and his team can continue to find new ways to serve our client base in the US,” he added.