Cobb and Dobson rise at Aviva

Aviva Commercial Finance has promoted Neil Dobson and Simeon Cobb to business managers, reporting to Adrian Poole. The move follows Steve Boyle’s and Graham Rouse’s departure to Legal & General’s new commercial property lending business.

Wintle goes continental for GFM

Giles Wintle has left GIC Real Estate to become deputy managing director, continental Europe, at Grosvenor Fund Management, reporting to James Raynor. GFM is raising its third European fund, Grosvenor Retail European Properties 2, which is targeting France and the Nordics.

LNR expands European team

LNR Partners Europe has promoted Matthias Schlueter to European chief operating officer and taken on Derek Rich to help expand the loan and asset service business in the region. Rich previously worked in New York for Deutsche Bank’s and Goldman Sachs’ CMBS teams.

Jepson joins Brookfield in London

Brookfield Office Properties has hired Martin Jepson as senior vice-president of development and investment in London. Brookfield has a London joint venture with Great Portland Estates, at 100 Bishopsgate. Jepson left Hammerson in July.

Heitman adds acquisitions VP

US manager Heitman has appointed Jerome Fouille as senior vice-president in its European acquisitions team.  He joins from Tishman Speyer and will be based in London, reporting to Rob Reiskin.