AEW Europe announced today that Rob Wilkinson has been appointed as Managing Director, Head of European Fund Management and Separate Accounts reporting to the European CEO, Christian Delaire. Rob will also Head the London office of AEW Europe and will be joining on July 6, 2009.
Rob Wilkinson, Managing Director, Head of European Fund Management and Separate Accounts, AEW Europe.
AEW Europe is one of the pre-eminent European real estate investment managers operating from 11 offices throughout Europe and over 250 professionals across the platform.
Rob brings a wealth of real estate investment management experience. He joins AEW Europe after five years with Goodman Group in Paris where he held various positions as Managing Director. Firstly, in his role in Focused Funds and Business Development, he oversaw a team responsible for the fund management of the group's seven sector-focused funds (£3.1 billion) invested across the logistics, retail and residential sectors in the UK and continental Europe. He also led development, structuring and equity raising for new and existing funds.
His latest role as Managing Director for European Business Parks (EBP) saw Rob assuming overall responsibility for the management and strategy for EBP, one of Goodman's four operating divisions in Europe. Rob established and managed a pan-European platform overseeing the development, asset and portfolio management for this division. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Rob started his career as an auditor with KPMG and held positions with UBS Investment Banking and Eurohypo before joining Goodman Group.
"We look forward to welcoming Rob to AEW Europe" said Jeffrey Furber, AEW Europe Chairman. Christian Delaire, Chief Executive Officer added "Rob has significant experience in real estate investment management and his multicultural knowledge makes him exceptionally suitable for this role". Rob himself commented "I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining such a successful, global platform and am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities presented in the current markets".
Source: Bellier Financial