AEW Europe strenghtens asset management team in France and Germany

AEW Europe has appointed Jean-Philippe Gaudin as head of Asset Management in Paris and Thomas Leinberger as director of Asset Management in Frankfurt.

Gaudin has almost 20 years of experience in consultancy and asset management in the property sector.

He joins from GE Capital Real Estate where he has worked from 2004 to 2011 as head of Asset Management and managed a €1.6bn portfolio including more than 150 assets.

Prior to that, he worked six years at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in the real estate, construction, automotive and tourism

Leinberger joins from Allianz Real Estate, where he spent the last two years as investment manager in indirect investments for the global CIO team.

Formerly, he worked as head of International Asset Management for Allianz, where he was seconded to the World Economic Forum in New York to work as a project manager.

He has managed real estate commercial portfolios with a value of approximately €1bn. Leinberger began his career in the asset management division of Tishman Speyer Properties in Frankfurt.

Rob Wilkinson, CEO of AEW Europe commented: “ Over the last twelve months, AEW Europe has been growing its presence in Germany, where we now have two offices and were most recently awarded a €200 million mandate by German pension fund manager ZVK.

“In line with this expansion, Thomas is the most recent of several senior appointments in the region and will be a considerable asset for AEW Europe as we continue to develop our business in Germany.”

AEW Europe group has €44.6bn of assets under management as at 31 March 2015, of which €16.6bn are managed in Europe.

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