La Française, international asset management group with €50 billion euros in assets under management of which over €30 billion / milliards are real estate assets (30/06/2022), is pleased to announce the arrival of four new recruits to its pan-European real estate platform:
- Jonathan MANSIE, Director, Pan-European Transactions, based in London and reporting to David Rendall, Head of Institutional and International Real Estate for La Française Real Estate Managers (REM);
Jonathan has twenty-eight years of pan-European real estate business experience. He began his career with Jones Lang Wootton / JLL, first in the UK and then in France, before joining Constantine Land in 2004 as Acquisitions Surveyor and shortly thereafter Dunedin Property / Industrious Asset Management as Regional Property Director. In 2009, Jonathan joined London & Regional Properties as Senior Asset Manager responsible for a substantial, mixed-use portfolio located throughout the UK, comprising Central London offices, residential, retail, leisure, healthcare and PFI (Private Finance Initiative) properties. Prior to joining La Française, Jonathan was Managing Director, Origination & Acquisitions for Europa Capital in London where he was responsible for the origination of real estate opportunities in France and Southern Europe. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Land Management from De Montfort University (UK). As Director, Pan-European Transactions, Jonathan will pursue investment opportunities across Europe.
- James HARMER, Asset Manager, La Française Real Estate Managers (London)
James has been working in the London real estate market since 2016. Having started out at GL Hearn, James moved to Knight Frank where he spent two and a half years within the Fund Valuation department prior to joining the firm’s Asset Management department. James acted as an Asset Manager on the Pollen Estate, who’s ownership comprised a significant portion of East Mayfair including Savile Row and New Bond Street with sector experience covering primarily Offices and High-end Retail. James holds a Master of Science from the Royal Agricultural University. As Asset Manager, James will work primarily on the UK and Ireland portfolio as well as assist the team with investment opportunities with a focus on the London West End and Industrial sectors.
- Adil MESTAN, Investment Manager, La Française Real Estate Managers (Germany)
Prior to joining La Française, Adil was an Associate with Goldman Sachs where he gained extensive experience across a variety of asset classes including office, retail and residential across multiple strategies, i.e., opportunistic, value-add and core + strategies. Adil holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Management and Investment from Napier University, Edinburgh. As Investment Manager, Adil will source real estate investment opportunities across Germany and the Netherlands.
- Vanessa Mayer, Asset Manager, La Française Real Estate Managers (Germany)
Vanessa has six years of experience on the German real estate market beginning in 2017 with Knight Frank as an Investment Analyst, gaining extensive experience in transaction consulting. In 2019, Vanessa moved to Deutsche Immobilien Opportunitaten AG and was named Investment Asset Manager. Prior to joining La Française, Vanessa was an Asset Manager for publity AG. Vanessa holds of Bachelor of Arts from TH Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences. As Asset Manager, Vanessa will be responsible for the management of a German portfolio comprised of office, retail and mixed-use assets.
Since the opening of its London and Frankfurt offices in 2014 under the leadership of David Rendall, the group has successfully developed its pan-European real estate business. Over 24% of real estate assets are managed on behalf of international investors (excluding France) and 10% of assets are located outside of France (France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, UK and Luxembourg).
“Given the current challenges in the global market, we believe that it is an opportune moment to strengthen our platform to enhance our capability to deliver real solutions to our clients both locally and internationally. These new recruits will further boost our growth”.David Rendall, Head of Institutional and International Real Estate, La Française Real Estate Managers.