European real estate fund manager DTZ Investors has appointed industry veteran Erik Sonden as a senior advisor to its business.
In the 1980s Sonden worked at Nordea in Germany and Luxembourg; he joined Jones Lang Lasalle in the 1990s and formed Fountain Capital Partners in the early 2000s. His career since the turn of the century has also covered Deutsche Bank, Société Générale, Leonardo & Partners and EY Corporate Finance. Between 2009 and 2013 he was the president of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) France.
A native of Sweden, schooled in Sweden and the US and resident of France, Sonden will split his time between DTZ Investors’ French and UK operations.
'Erik is a highly respected veteran of our industry and his appointment is a real coup for our business as we enter a new growth phase,' said Chris Cooper, chief executive at DTZ Investors.
'We recently reported a very strong end to 2018 and we have great ambitions for our European platform into 2019 and beyond, of which continuing to provide best-in-class advice for our clients is a fundamental component,' added Cooper.
'I am delighted to have joined DTZ Investors at an exciting time in its development,' said Sonden (pictured right). 'The business has a strong market presence and is renowned for its client service. I look forward to being a part of strengthening the platform across Europe and maximising the opportunities in this new phase.'