Amsterdam-headquartered Rockfield Real Estate has appointed Juan Manuel Acosta as chief investment officer and director of the newly created Rockfield Real Estate Spain division.
Wouter van den Eijnden, CEO of Rockfield, said:'We are delighted to welcome Juan to Rockfield. With almost 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, strategic investor relations and operational real estate management, he will bring great added value to Rockfield.
'His appointment also emphasises our growth ambition in the Netherlands for 2024, in which we want to strengthen our relationships with investors.'
Acosta is tasked with fund and portfolio management in the Netherlands, as well as the management of Rockfield's activities in Spain.
His responsibilities include growing and managing Rockfield's institutional investor base, and positioning Rockfield in Spain through acquisitions and the development of student housing and apartments for young professionals in key Spanish cities. He will also be part of Rockfield's management team.
Acosta joins Rockfield after six years with Greystar, where he recently held the position of managing director and was responsible for all activities in Southern Europe.
Prior to Greystar, he worked for ten years at CBRE IM and ING Real Estate and started his career at PwC.
Acosta said: 'I am excited to join Rockfield's management team, a group I have known for many years and which is known for investing, developing and managing high-quality, yet affordable and sustainable residential real estate.
'I am also pleased to be able to use my real estate experience in acquisition, development and management, as well as my international relationships with investors, to further expand Rockfield in the Netherlands, Spain and Europe.'
Rockfield specialises in investing, developing and managing affordable and sustainable residential real estate, including student housing and apartments for young professionals.