M&G Real Estate has made two new appointments to its Paris-based team as it continues to strengthen its foothold in continental Europe.
Pauline Collenot has joined the team as investment manager for France, Belgium and Luxembourg, reporting to Antonin Prade, investment director for the same markets.
Collenot will support the team with deal origination activity on behalf of M&G’s range of European strategies, including the €4.4 bn M&G European Property Fund, and the €600 mln M&G European Secured Property Income Fund.
She joins from JLL, where she worked for more than eight years as real estate valuer and investment consultant successively.
Nadia Kahem joins as asset manager for France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland, supporting the team in driving asset performance through active management, reporting to Audrey Tournereau, director of asset management for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Most recently Kahem held the role of acquisitions and asset management analyst at Nuveen Real Estate, France and Allianz Real Estate.
Marc Reijnen, head of investment and asset management for Continental Europe, said: 'We are delighted to welcome Pauline and Nadia to the team, whose contribution will be key in supporting our growth in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
'France is one of our strategic European markets and offers substantial capital deployment possibilities across sectors, which should provide our clients with long-term value and capital growth.'
M&G Real Estate’s portfolio for these regions accounts for €1 bn across the office, logistics, retail and residential sectors. Its headquarters for Continental Europe are in Paris, with offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Italy, Madrid and Stockholm.