PARIS, 9 January 2014 – CBRE Global Investors, the leading investment management company with over $88 billion of assets under management globally, announces the appointment of Alain de La Bellière as Head of Transactions in France.
Alain joins from Generali Real Estate where he was real estate investment manager.
Alain worked initially as a small caps junior financial analyst at BZW, before joining Finestate & Robert / Acofi / Transinvest to assess French banking institutions’ impaired real estate loans for US commercial banks. He then went on to become asset manager at Imaffine in the Sovabail group in 1998, before becoming risk manager for real estate acquisitions for a range of international investors (Credit Suisse, Cargill, Blackacre, Westbrook, Allianz, DEGI). He joined Generali Real Estate in 2004.
Alain holds a Masters in Management Science and a postgraduate qualification [DESS] in Real Estate Management.
John Ozinga, Head of CBRE Global Investors France and Head of Separate Accounts EMEA commented: “We are delighted to welcome Alain to the team. His appointment reinforces our sourcing of investment abilities which are the key elements of the development of CBRE Global Investors in France. Alain will be sourcing deals for our pan European and domestic funds and for institutional clients through club deals and mandates.”
Will Rowson, Chief Investment Officer, CBRE Global Investors EMEA, commented: “Alain’s appointment further strengthens our investment sourcing capabilities for clients in Europe and is a key addition to the team in one of our critical European markets.”
From its Paris office, managed by John Ozinga, CBRE Global Investors offers a comprehensive range of investment advice and investment programmes across the risk/return spectrum and manages a portfolio of real estate assets in the retail, offices, residential and logistic sectors with a total value of approximately EUR 2.4 billion.
Alain joined CBRE Global Investors at the beginning of January.
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About CBRE Global Investors:
CBRE Global Investors is a global real estate investment management firm with $88.2 billion in assets under management* as of June 30 2013. The firm sponsors investment programs across the risk/return spectrum for investors worldwide. CBRE Global Investors is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), and harnesses the research, investment sourcing and other resources of the world’s premier, full-service commercial real estate services company for the benefit of its investors. CBRE has approximately 31,000 employees (excluding affiliates) in more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.
* Assets under management (AUM) refers to current fair market value of real estate-related assets with respect to which CBRE Global Investors provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice, and which generally consist of properties and real estate-related loans; securities portfolios; and investments in operating companies, joint ventures and in private real estate funds under its fund of funds program. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Global Investors’ presence in the global real estate market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers. CBRE Global Investors changed its calculation of AUM with the ING REIM acquisition. The change in methodology has not had a material impact on its AUM calculation. The new methodology has been used to derive pro forma combined AUM as of June 30 2013.