Hines, the international real estate firm, has appointed WeWork executive Ronen Journo as European Head of Operations and Senior Managing Director.
An expert on global workplace trends, technology and corporate real estate operations, Ronen will work closely with Hines’ teams and tenants across Europe to meet the evolving real estate needs of global occupiers.
While his remit will focus on the workplace interaction for tenants across Hines’ European office portfolio, he will also be responsible for wider property management operations and maximizing and enhancing the user experience for occupiers across all of the sectors in the firm’s multi-asset portfolio, including industrial, residential and retail properties.
Based in Hines’ London and Paris offices, Ronen will develop a comprehensive offering to tenants and landlords across Europe, drawing on Hines’ global expertise and working closely with the firm’s Houston-based Innovation Officer, Charlie Kuntz.
Ronen joins Hines from WeWork, where he was Senior Vice President for Enterprise and Workplace, heading the firm’s property management operations and relationships with key corporate tenants across Europe. While at WeWork Ronen led the delivery of the We campus concept for the 1 million sqft Devonshire Square Estate in the City of London and launched the firm’s Powered By We concept in Europe.
Prior to WeWork, Ronen was Managing Director for Workplace Resources and EMEA Operations at Cisco, the global technology firm, where he spent over twenty years and was responsible for corporate real estate in the EMEA region. In addition to his role at Hines, Ronen will continue to sit on the board of several Proptech businesses, including SpaceOS, Basking Automation and Juce, as well as UK affordable housing provider Network Homes.
Source : Hines