Clarion Partners appoints co-head of EMEA distribution

Real estate investment manager Clarion Partners has appointed Christian Schulte Eistrup as a managing director and co-head of EMEA distribution.

Based in London, Schulte Eistrup will work alongside co-head Jeroen Verheijden to distribute Clarion Partners’ global real estate investment solutions to investors across Europe and the Middle East, focused on product development, capital raising, and client management.

Schulte Eistrup joins from KGAL where he served as head of international institutional business and as a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to his time with KGAL, he served as a managing director at Optimum Asset Management where he was a member of its management and investment committees.

Schulte Eistrup brings over 25 years of capital markets experience, including a number of those as head of EMEA for BlackRock Alternative Specialists – Real Estate. He also held senior roles at MGPA, Corestate Capital, and Morgan Stanley Real Estate.

Hugh Macdonnell, managing director and Clarion’s global head of distribution, commented: 'We are pleased to have Christian join Clarion as we work to expand our European-based team and platform. His real asset expertise, broad relationships, and product structuring experience will be highly additive to our firm.'

Said Schulte Eistrup: 'Clarion is committed to bringing its 40 years of real estate investment expertise to scale in Europe in a strategic, measured way that benefits both its investors and the industry overall.

'I am pleased to be joining this storied Firm at such an opportune time and look forward to working with the team to bring new solutions and opportunities to the market.'

Schulte Eistrup holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science in international economics and finance from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.


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