Leading European real estate investment manager, AEW Europe, has appointed Schalk Visser as Managing Director - Head of Investor Relations.
In this role he will develop and coordinate all the fund raising activities of the group across Europe and deepen relationships with existing and potential clients.
Schalk will be based in London and will report to AEW Europe's Chief Executive Officer Christian Delaire.
Christian Delaire, CEO AEW Europe, said: "Schalk Visser's appointment comes at an important time in the European real estate investment cycle with deal flow picking-up and interesting opportunities starting to arise in many markets for those managers who emerged with their track record intact and with the capital available to take advantage of them.
"He will be responsible for ensuring that AEW Europe develops innovative investment strategies fitting clients' needs, and that they receive the highest possible service from us."
Schalk has 16 years' experience in managing institutional relationships and joins AEW Europe from CBRE Investors where he worked as a Senior Director since 2008, responsible for raising investment capital from institutional investors across continental Europe and the UK. Whilst at CBRE Investors, he raised 3 billion for a number of Global and Pan European real estate investments vehicles and separate accounts across the whole risk/return spectrum.
Schalk received his CFA Charter in 2001 and earned a Bcom Honours degree in Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg.
Source: Bellier Financial