INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles, has expanded its senior management team to underpin its focus on key areas of activity.
The re-organization splits the previous role of Director Public Affairs and Professional Standards into two separate roles, reflecting the growing scale and importance of these two pivotal areas.
Lonneke Löwik, previously, Director Research and Market Information, will take on the new standalone role of Director Professional Standards. In her new role, Löwik will focus heavily on bringing forward revisions to the INREV Guidelines (first published in 2008). She will also manage the professional standards committees, and oversee INREV's HR policy and IT.
At the same time, Jeff Rupp, who took on the dual brief for public affairs together with professional standards on an interim basis when he joined INREV in May 2011, will now be dedicated entirely to engaging with Brussels-based European policymakers and regulators, continuing in his role as Director Public Affairs.
Casper Hesp, formerly Senior Research Manager, has been promoted to the role of Director Research and Market Information in place of Löwik. Hesp has played a key role in INREV's research team since joining in 2007 - notably on the development of the INREV Index, which he will continue to manage.
Hesp will take on responsibility for INREV's research team, which has been strengthened with the appointment of new Research Manager, Vitaliy Tonenchuk. Tonenchuk was previously Senior Analyst Real Estate Advisory at leading Dutch investment finance house, SNS Property Finance.
Matthias Thomas, INREV Chief Executive, commented: "It is great that INREV has been able to appoint Casper Hesp as Director Research and Market Information and see home grown talent receiving the rewards they deserve. Congratulations to Casper on his promotion. I'm also delighted to welcome Vitaliy to the INREV team.
"The changes we're making to the senior management team will ensure we can continue to deal appropriately with the challenges and opportunities facing the non-listed real estate funds sector going forward, and provide useful insight, support and advice to our members."
Source: Firstlight PR