CBRE IM appoints EMEA head of transactions for direct RE

CBRE Investment Management (CBRE IM) has appointed Jan-Willem Bastijn as head of EMEA transactions for direct real estate strategies.  

Bastijn will be responsible for accelerating EMEA platform growth, as well as leading the transaction teams across 10 EMEA offices.

He joins from Cushman & Wakefield where he has worked for over 20 years, most recently as chair of capital markets EMEA with a focus on servicing pan-regional investors and leading cross-border investment transactions at scale.

As head of EMEA transactions at CBRE IM, Bastijn will be expected to leverage both local and multi-sector expertise, building and supporting the transaction teams in delivering at pace and at scale.

Joining on the 1st of March, Bastijn will report to Rik Eertink, president EMEA real estate division at CBRE IM. He will join the EMEA management team and be based in Amsterdam.

Commented Eertink: 'Jan-Willem joining the team is incredibly exciting for CBRE IM. He is well known as one of the leading transaction leaders in Europe with fantastic connections globally across our industry and has a reputation of being able to source and execute on transformative deals.

'He will ensure that we continue to secure compelling investment opportunities for our clients and drive forward the evolution of our transaction capabilities in these new market conditions. We look forward to working with Jan-Willem and benefit from his strategic thinking, leadership and proven track record of unlocking opportunities.'

Bastijn said: 'I’m thrilled to be joining CBRE IM at a time when deal sourcing and selection is so critical to investment success. I’ve been impressed by the vision and the long-term objectives of the firm, and I look forward to playing a part in meeting these and driving overall growth across EMEA.'

James Young, head of investor services EMEA & APAC, Cushman & Wakefield, said: 'Jan-Willem has made an enormous contribution to Cushman & Wakefield, and I would like to personally thank him for his efforts. We are excited for him now that he has decided to go client side and we look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role at one of our key investor clients.'


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