AMSTERDAM, 3 February 2015 – CBRE Global Investors has appointed Sophie van Oosterom as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and a member of the EMEA Executive Committee (EEC).
Sophie joined CBRE Global Investors 18 months ago as Head of Special Programmes EMEA. Her responsibilities included investor strategy, repositioning and value creation for the various special programme funds. This included taking the lead of the fund management team and the restructuring of the €2 billion Dutch Office Fund, one of the company’s key investment programmes, as well the restructuring and successful relaunch of the European Industrial Fund.
As CIO EMEA, Sophie will focus on investment strategy, investment underwriting and performance management in the region. She will also chair the European Investment Committee.
Sophie has nearly 20 years of finance and real estate experience. She joined CBRE Global Investors from the private equity investor, Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners (now Silverpeak Real Estate Partners), where she was European Head of Asset Management and in that capacity a board member of a number of real estate companies throughout Europe.
“Sophie’s leadership and strategic vision has secured the confidence of existing and new investors for the future of a number of our investment programs and has firmly established her credentials to take on the demands of the CIO EMEA role,” said Pieter Hendrikse, CEO EMEA. “She has brought valuable expertise to our platform and I am delighted that she will be joining the EEC in the position of CIO.”
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