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CBRE Appoints new Executive Director and Head of Strategic Advisory

The world’s largest global real estate services and investment firm CBRE, has appointed Benjamin Rouah as an Executive Director and Head of Strategic Advisory across Continental Europe.

Based in Paris, Benjamin will be responsible for developing CBRE’s Strategic Advisory team and enhancing their capabilities across Continental Europe.

CBRE France’s CEO Fabrice Allouche spoke highly of Benjamin stating: We are delighted to welcome Benjamin to the team with whom I share the conviction that investors need dedicated professional advice. Based in France, his arrival will broaden our expertise in the market and reinforce our skills within the Capital Markets, Capital Property and Capital Advisors.”

Joining from J.P. Morgan where he was an Executive Director, and boasting over 17 years’ experience working in real estate corporate finance in London, Paris and New York; Benjamin is a brilliant addition to the CBRE team.

Benjamin will be working closely with the established UK-based Strategic Advisory team led by Tim Ryan, and will also be helping CBRE’s Captial Markets offering in France when he starts in September.

Over the past two years, CBRE’s Strategic Advisory team has advised on a number of high-profile transactions, including the creation of a £1.8bn science and technology joint venture for Bruntwood, and the recent €1.1bn acquisition of Northstar Realty Europe for AXA.

Commenting on Benjamin’s appointment, CBRE Capital Advisors’ Head of Strategic Advisory, Tim Ryan, said: “We are delighted that Benjamin has joined our growing Strategic Advisory team.

“Investors are increasingly looking to access real estate in scale and buying entire platforms or businesses allows them to do this. We have a strong pipeline of work in the UK and are looking to expand our capabilities in Continental Europe.

“The strength of our Capital Markets offering, combining an innate understanding of the global real estate markets with comprehensive financial capabilities, means we are expertly placed to advise clients on the most creative structures, and Benjamin’s wealth of experience will only help to enhance this offering.”

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