Watson steps up to LIM MD role
LaSalle Investment Management has promoted Andy Watson to managing director for continental Europe, reporting to European CEO Simon Marrison. Watson will head business devel- opment and oversee the German business. Last year, LaSalle’s previous European MD, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, returned to Australia.
Cosmetatos to head CREFC
The Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Europe has hired Peter Cosmetatos as its first chief executive. Cosmetatos, the British Property Federation’s director of policy (finance), starts in September with a remit to expand the council’s work further into Europe.
Taylor is BPF president in waiting
Hermes Real Estate Investment Management’s chief executive Chris Taylor will succeed David Marks and Bill Hughes as the British Property Federation’s president in two years’ time. Brockton’s Marks took over this month and Legal & General’s Hughes follows next summer.
Bruce returns to property at L&R
Former Wells Fargo and Eurohypo MD Maitland Bruce is returning to real estate as a managing director at the Living- stone brothers’ private property company, London & Regional. According to Costar, Bruce will help refinance the portfolio and source debt for new deals.