London-based property investment firm Castleforge Partners has appointed Christian Lerche to head its asset management in mainland Europe and to support further European growth, following its recent expansion into the German commercial market.
Lerche brings 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, leading value-added asset management for a range of private equity and international institutional investors, and working closely with stakeholders to steer and reposition portfolios.
Based in Germany, Lerche joins Castleforge from CapitaLand International where he was director of Portfolio Management. Prior to this, Lerche was director of Asset Management at Cording Real Estate Group where he managed multiple office assets across Germany, and Partner at real estate debt fund Bright Capital. He is also a former director at Tristan Capital Partners.
Lerche’s appointment follows Castleforge’s recent acquisition of its first office building in Germany, in the historic old town of Bremen.