Fiera Capital hires new global head of real estate

Independent asset management firm Fiera Capital Corporation has appointed Wenzel Hoberg as global head of real estate, effective 16 January. Hoberg will be based in Toronto.

Bringing over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Hoberg will lead the growth of Fiera Real Estate’s Canadian and UK platforms in key markets, with a focus on bringing best-in-class strategies to investors and efficiently allocating capital.

Building on the firm’s existing footprint, he will support the firm’s capital-raising efforts and partnership development.

'Wenzel brings a proven track record of leading high-performing real estate teams in Europe and Canada,' said John Valentini, president and CEO, Fiera Private Markets.

'His global insight and deep expertise in real estate and in successfully navigating complex economic cycles will make him a valuable asset in the firm’s strategy for growth as we continue to aim for attractive return generation and optimisation for our investors.'

I am honoured to join the team as the new Global Head, Hoberg said. 'I believe the firm has tremendous opportunities to grow the ecosystem and to capitalize on successes to date – rooted in its innovative approach and diverse portfolio.

'I look forward to working with our global teams to provide high-quality strategies within the real estate asset class to a growing number of investors.'

Prior to joining Fiera Real Estate, Hoberg held the roles of president of Barnhart Capital and CEO of Triuva.

He spent close to a decade at CPP Investments, where he took on the roles of vice president, real estate investments – international and of managing director, real estate investments – Europe. Hoberg started his career in the corporate finance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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