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The Carlyle Group has recruited three real estate investment professionals to bolster its activities in Europe.
Catherine Simoni joins the group as associate director overseeing the asset management of all investments made in France. She was previously at SARI Development where she leased and sold several major French office developments.
Simoni has 12 years real estate experience as a developer and principal investor with Copra, a French developer, and Finestate-Robert (JE Robert). She holds a degree from the Ecole Superieure Informatique de Nice.
Peter Stoll also joins the group as associate director for acquisitions in the fund's secondary target markets. He will monitor and update the strategic view of European real estate markets both in terms of new geographies and real estate classes.
In his previous role at Morgan Stanley, Stoll was involved in a wide range of acquisitions in countries including Italy, France, the UK, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain. He has seven years of real estate experience and holds a degree from Dartmouth College.
The third addition to the group is Marc Demumieux from La Salle Investment Management. He will be associate director with responsibility for acquisitions in France.
While at La Salle, Demumieux managed the acquisition of office buildings, commercial centres, hotels and warehouses in both Italy and France. He has ten years real estate and banking experience and holds a DESS of Economics, Banking and Financial Management from the Paris-Pantheon Assas University.
Swiss Life Management (UK) continues to build its institutional sales team with the appointment of Bethell Codrington as associate director, managed fund sales.
Formerly a divisional director with benefits administration consultancy Alexander Forbes Financial Services, Codrington will be responsible for selling the group's pooled funds in the UK and building relationships with key pension fund consultants.
Previously, Codrington, who has 17 years experience in the pension funds marketplace, was managing director of FE Wright Pension & Financial Planning and, prior to that, a consultant with intermediary IPS Lamont.
Meanwhile, Bridget Bentall, who has worked for the Swiss Life Group since 1989, has been promoted to client relations manager, based in London.
According to Tom McIntosh, chief investment officer at the group, Codrington and Bentall will be primarily responsible for maintaining existing relationships with consultants and establishing new contacts.
Bear Stearns has hired Alberto Guassi from Deutsche Bank as its head of debt corporate finance for Southern Europe.
Guazzi, who joins as a managing director, will be based in London and will have reponsibility for origination of all dept products and debt-related derivatives for Southern European borrowers.
He joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was a managing director and head of dept capital markets for Italy. Prior to that, Guazzi was head of investment banking for Italy at Deutsche and, before that, at Bankers Trust.
He will work alongside Noel Dunn, who joined Bear Stearns last month to run dept corporate finance for Northern Europe. He will report to Yves Leysen, head of debt corporate finance in Europe.
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