ING REIM appoints Bruno Cohen Chief Investment Officer France (FR/NL)

ING Real Estate Investment Management (ING REIM) has appointed Bruno Cohen as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of ING Real Estate Investment Management France as of September 1, 2010.

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Bruno Cohen.

From its Paris office managed by Silvio Estienne, ING REIM France manages a portfolio of real estate assets in the retail, offices, residential and logistic sectors with a total value of approximately €1.7 billion. Bruno Cohen will be in charge of the Transaction team and of the monitoring of the Asset Management of the French portfolio.

Bruno Cohen (47) has a career spanning over 20 years in real estate investment, asset management, development and fund management. He holds a Civil Engineering degree from ESTP as well as an MBA from INSEAD (1990), and he is member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

He started his career in 1987 with Disneyland Paris, being the assistant of the CEO. He then joined Sorif (Vinci Immobilier) as Project Director for six years. In 1996 he joined Hammerson in Paris where he held the position of Head of the Office and City Retail Department and Member of the Executive Committee. In 1997, Bruno Cohen took up the position of Managing Director at Tishman Speyer Properties where he headed the French operations and was a member of the European Executive Committee until 2004. He also served as Tishman Speyer Properties representative at the Board and Investment and Finance Committees of Cogedim for three years.

He pursued his career as Executive Director of Investments at AEW Europe where he was in charge of pan European investments for funds managed in London by Curzon Global Partners. During the past three years, Bruno Cohen has opened and managed the European Office of the American group Broadway Partners where he put together, analyzed and presented an over €4 bln. investment pipeline.

"The appointment of Bruno Cohen at ING REIM France will reinforce our ability to source new investments, which is key for the development of ING REIM in France, both for our pan European or domestic funds, and for our international and French institutional clients in club deals and mandates. His significant experience in real estate will also contribute to our asset management activities with the purpose of constantly improving the quality of our clients services," says Silvio Estienne, CEO of ING REIM France.

Source: ING Real Estate Investment Management

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