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Man of the Moment: Claus Mathisen

The former leader of NREP’s Pelican Self Storage will step up to be the Nordic real estate firm’s second chief executive.

CBRE GI appoints global co-head of investor services-exclusive

Bernie McNamara, former JPMorgan Asset Management global head of alternatives investment strategy, will join the firm as part of a three-year succession plan.

Meyer Bergman sees logistics investments as first step to a wider strategy – Exclusive

The retail specialist is looking to broaden its investment strategy to include associated asset classes, starting with accommodation for the final leg of retailers’ supply chains.

Ferguson: CBRE’s reorganization puts ‘strategic emphasis on RE investments’

Four executives have been promoted in the firm’s investment management business.

Four reasons why more family offices are entering the RE space

Tony James’ Jefferson River is part of an uptick in family offices seeking to invest in the asset class for the first time.

JLL taps Lazard exec for Americas fund advisory – Exclusive

The newly-created position is part of JLL’s ambitions to be the largest capital advisory firm by team members next year.

GTIS launches infrastructure business

The real estate firm plans to makes its first investment in the asset class within nine months, targeting assets in Brazil as the country emerges from recession.

Majority of investment industry remains ‘Anglo-Celtic and male dominated’

Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.

Hines execs join VC firm to launch direct RE investing platform

As new partners at AOL co-founder Steve Case’s firm, the pair will invest in real estate in non-gateway markets to support startup and growth firms.

WATCH: The best time for succession planning

Chris Merrill, who just sold a 75% stake in Harrison Street, said many firms only consider leadership transitions when business is bad.

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