LONDON—Heitman LLC, the global real estate investment management firm, has appointed Erik Rijnoud senior vice president – portfolio management in the firm’s London office. In tandem with this new hire, Heitman also announced that veteran portfolio manager, David Brodersen has been promoted and will relocate to the firm’s Warsaw office as a senior vice president, taking a more active role in portfolio management throughout the region.
Rijnoudt joins Heitman from Apollo Global Real Estate where he served as a European portfolio manager responsible for €1 billion of Western European core plus and value added assets across the office, logistics, retail and residential real estate classes. Prior to joining Apollo, Rijnoudt worked as a fund asset manager at AXA Real Estate and as an associate director, at AEW Europe, formerly known as Curzon Global Partners.
“Erik’s professional knowledge is extremely well rounded and with nearly 20 years of experience in real estate investment management covering multiple European markets, he is well-regarded industry-wide,” commented Rob Reiskin, Co-Head of Heitman’s European private real estate equity operations. “Erik’s arrival enhances the firm’s ability to deliver best in class asset management for our existing clients and to continue to support our growth throughout Europe. It is also a personal pleasure for me to welcome Erik as we have known each other for many years and worked together earlier in our careers.”
On David Brodersen, Gordon Black, who co-manages Heitman’s European private real estate equity business said, “With 25 years of experience in real estate investment management, many of those working locally in Central and Eastern European countries, David’s talent speaks for itself and he was the clear choice to take this newly created position, rounding out our portfolio management team in Warsaw. As senior real estate professionals, Scott Dwyer and David have extensive industry relationships and the product of their combined expertise and activity will serve to reinforce to our clients Heitman’s dedication to superior portfolio and asset management across the region.”
David Brodersen joined Heitman in 2010, based in its London office. Prior to joining Heitman, David served for five years as the Prague-based Development Director to the Head of Asset Management for Central & Eastern Europe at GE Capital Real Estate. As a long-time resident of Europe, David has lived and worked in London, Prague, Vienna and Moscow.
Heitman, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Chicago, manages approximately $26 billion in assets invested directly and indirectly in real estate in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The firm’s clients include institutions, pension plans, endowments and foundations, and individual investors.