Today's City Moves cover property, investment professionals and real estate tech. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Co-living pioneer The Collective has appointed Jill Ju as investment director and Neil MacLeod as general counsel. Working closely with The Collective’s founder and CEO, Reza Merchant, and alongside finance director Jai Madhvani, previously at Deutsche Bank and PwC and who joined the firm in 2016, Jill Ju’s newly created role will lead on investment management for the firm. Her responsibilities include investor liaison, transaction management, fundraising and devising strategies for growth. Jill joins from Greystar, where she managed the £1bn-plus student housing investment vehicle in the UK and led the company's fundraising and investor relations efforts in Asia. At the age of 28, Ju was placed on the Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list for finance. Neil is a corporate real estate lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience. He was previously responsible for the legal function of the real estate business at Schroder Investment Management. He worked in the leading tier 1 funds and indirect real estate team at Nabarro prior to that.
CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the highest standards for ethics, education, and professional excellence, has named Bjorn Forfang its deputy chief executive officer, effective immediately. He was previously managing director of relationship management at CFA Institute. As deputy CEO, Forfang will oversee the organisation’s regional capabilities in the Americas; Europe, Middle East & Africa; and Asia Pacific, as well as the member value, advocacy, and services delivery functions. Bjorn will also continue to lead the organisation’s relationships with financial institutions, universities, governments, regulators, CFA societies and member network. He joined CFA Institute in 2016 with more than 20 years of client and relationship management experience, including 14 years as managing director with UBS Investment Bank.
Deloitte Real Estate has appointed Andrew Carey as a partner to lead its real estate technology practice. Andrew has 25 years’ global experience in business and technology consulting, real estate process, organisation design and systems. He joins from RealFoundations, where he was a managing director, and has previously worked for IBM and PwC. He will be assisting Deloitte’s clients with the alignment of business strategy to operational execution, and delivering complex real estate technology solutions internationally. Deloitte Real Estate’s Russell McMillan has also recently been promoted to partner. He advises private sector clients on a wide range of corporate real estate issues.
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