SWIP’s Naish set to step down

Malcolm Naish, head of real estate at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), is to retire next month when an announce-ment about the management of the business will be made. Naish joined from DTZ in October 2007 and spent much of the last year overseeing the integration of £2.4bn of property assets  SWIP Real Estate was awarded by the insurance division of  parent Lloyds Banking Group. In the process he expanded the Edinburgh real estate team from 30 to 50. Naish said he was “looking forward with relish to the next phase of my life”.

Osilaja moves on from JLLCF

Barry Osilaja, UK head of debt and structured finance at Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance, is leaving in the summer to  join Ecobank Transnational in Nigeria. Dominic Reilly and Richard Porter will head the  UK debt advisory business, reporting to Jörg Schürmann, who joined the firm in March, as part of a wider restructuring. See JLLCF profile.

Creighton set for Aberdeen move

Andrew Creighton has resigned from Henderson Global Investors to become head of UK property at Aberdeen Property Investors in the autumn. He managed Henderson’s UK balanced Caspar fund, which  is being wound down. His role on a team launching a debt investing business will be taken by Marcus Langlands Pearse.

Corestate adds three to team

Corestate Group has recruited Sascha Wilhelm as managing director in Frankfurt, overseeing the asset management business. Nikolai Dëus-von Homeyer has rejoined the firm to work on product development, while Patrick Muûls has joined the London investor relations team.