Hines has made a series of senior appointments to its European and Middle Eastern Capital Markets team as it significantly increases fundraising and investor services activity in the two regions. The expansion of Hines’ Capital Markets team follows a record year in 2019, when the firm aggregated over €2.35 billion of equity from European clients, the highest since Hines established its presence in Europe in 1991.
The latest hires see the appointment of four Managing Directors within the team: James Morrow, Mohammed Fayad, Sebastian Wohlers and Michael Krause.
Starting September 1st, James Morrow, Managing Director, will lead on capital raising in Europe, excluding the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), based in London. James joins from global asset manager DWS, where he was part of the Global Client Group and oversaw equity raising for global unlisted real estate products from institutional investors in EMEA ex-Germany.
James will work alongside Mohammed Fayad, Managing Director, who was appointed by Hines in March to lead on capital raising in the Middle East and Africa, based in Dubai. Mohammed joins from real estate and private equity investment firm Safanad, where he was a Senior Executive Officer of the firm.
Sebastian Wohlers, who also joined Hines as Managing Director in the Capital Markets team in January, leads Hines’ capital raising activity in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), based in Frankfurt. Sebastian joined Hines from global investment management firm Barings, where he was responsible for German speaking investor coverage.
Michael Krause, Managing Director, has moved into a newly created role leading investor relations for the Capital Markets team across the EMEA region in 2019, based in London. He was previously a separate account manager at Hines and has been with the firm for 13 years.
The new hires bring the EMEA Capital Markets team at Hines to a total of nine people, under the leadership of Michael Haas, who has been part of the Capital Markets team at Hines since 2008. Michael partners with Young Lim in Asia Pacific, J.D. Sitton in the Americas and Mark Earley, CEO of Hines Securities, for global institutional and retail investor coverage at Hines under the leadership of Christopher Hughes, CEO Capital Markets Group, and Cameron Falconer, Deputy Head of the group.
Source : Company