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Sharpe to lead APAC RE for Deutsche AM

Victoria Sharpe, the former global head of TH Real Estate’s client capital group, has been appointed to head the APAC real estate platform for Deutsche Asset Management.

Deutsche Asset Management has appointed Victoria Sharpe to lead its Asia Pacific real estate platform.

Sharpe has joined the investment management firm as managing director and head of real estate for the region, according to a company statement announcing her hire.

She will be based in Singapore and will report to Pierre Cherki, the firm’s head of alternatives. In addition, Sharpe will also join Deutsche Asset Management’s executive committee in Asia Pacific.

The news of Sharpe’s appointment comes a few months after PERE revealed that she would be leaving the London-based real estate asset management firm TH Real Estate.

In December last year, TH Real Estate confirmed Sharpe’s departure from her role as the global head of the client capital group. Sharpe had joined TH Real Estate in July 2014 and was responsible for client services, distribution and marketing worldwide during her 18 months with the firm.

“We are extremely pleased to have Victoria lead our Asia Pacific business” said Cherki in the statement. “Her track record, local market knowledge and depth of experience across the real estate spectrum make her a valuable and respected addition to our global platform.”

A seasoned investment executive with over 30 years of experience, Sharpe has been responsible for developing and executing global real estate strategies for several firms in positions held across London, New York, Singapore and Munich.

Prior to joining TH Real Estate, she held various executive positions at Prudential Asset Management, the asset management arm of the US insurer Prudential Financial, including as its senior managing director and head of Asia Pacific. She also spent 13 years with Pramerica Real Estate Investors in various roles across geographies.