Union Investment hires CIO for Austrian arm

The Austrian arm of Union Investment Real Estate has announced the appointment of Jenni Wenkel to the management board with effect from 1 September 2021.

As Chief Investment Officer, she will be responsible for investment management at the Vienna-based property fund manager. She replaces Kurt Rossmüller, who will henceforth be primarily involved in a strategic growth project at Union Investment.

Jenni Wenkel joins Union Investment from Erste Group Bank, where she has held various positions over the past 13 years. Most recently, as head of Corporate Real Estate Asset

Management she was responsible for strategic portfolio management, asset management and investment management in Austria and in Central and Eastern Europe for nearly nine years.

From 2016 onwards, she was also project manager and client representative for the Rosewood Vienna hotel development.


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