This week's London appointments
Merel Versteegh, Cording Real Estate Group
Cording Real Estate Group has strengthened its industrial team by appointing Merel Versteegh as fund financial controller.
Merel will operate from Amsterdam. Reporting to Theo Soeters, head of fund management, Merel will work in Cording’s finance team alongside the fund management teams.
A particular focus of Merel’s role will be to work on Cording’s newly launched open-ended European light-industrial fund announced in April.
Prior to joining Cording, Merel was a senior fund secretary in the Fund Legal Services team at CBRE Global Investors, acting as first point of contact for investors and responsible for legal, tax and financial matters.
Jacob Andersen, Hilltop Credit Partners
Jacob Anderson has been appointed as associate partner at Hilltop Credit Partners.
He is involved in the underwriting and investment analysis, including financial modelling, project valuations, and performance analysis of each transaction undertaken by the firm.
Jacob has experience in investment banking and corporate finance within international real estate and natural resources.
Anna James, Fleurets
Leisure property specialist Fleurets has appointed Anna James to its professional services team.
Working from the London office, Anna joins Fleurets as a senior surveyor and will be advising clients on valuation and lease consultancy matters across the licensed and leisure sectors.
Having graduated from Durham University with a modern languages degree, Anna spent a year working in Paris, undertaking valuations of office, retail and industrial properties.
Anna then returned to London where she worked for JLL in National, and then Pan-European Capital Markets.
Karen Ashcroft, The Chartered Institute for Securties & Investment (CISI)
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has appointed Karen Ashcroft as its new global director of finance.
Prior to joining the CISI, Karen was head of finance and company secretary with GAN PLC London.
After graduating from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand Karen qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, Christchurch.
Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI, CISI CEO, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Karen, whose range of experience and commercial expertise reflects senior positions across publishing, financial information, telecoms and professional services sectors.
“We look forward to welcoming her to the team.”
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