La Française hires director of European transactions

French asset manager La Française has announced the hire of Jonathan Mansie as director of pan-European transactions, based in London and reporting to David Rendall, head of Institutional and International Real Estate for La Française Real Estate Managers (REM).

Mansie has twenty-eight years of real estate experience. He began his career with Jones Lang Wootton / JLL, first in the UK and then in France, before joining Constantine Land in 2004 as acquisitions surveyor and shortly thereafter Dunedin Property / Industrious Asset Management as Regional Property Director.

In 2009, he joined London & Regional Properties as senior asset manager responsible for a substantial, mixed-use portfolio located throughout the UK, comprising Central London offices, residential, retail, leisure, healthcare and PFI (Private Finance Initiative) properties.

Prior to joining La Française, he was managing director, origination & acquisitions for Europa Capital in London where he was responsible for the origination of real estate opportunities in France and Southern Europe. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Land Management from De Montfort University (UK).

La Francaise has also announced the hire of James Harmer as asset manager, based in London and Vaness Mayer as asset manager, based in Frankfurt, while Adil Mestan has been appointed as investment manager, also based in Frankfurt.

Since the opening of its London and Frankfurt offices in 2014 under the leadership of David Rendall, the group has developed its pan-European real estate business. Over 24% of real estate assets are managed on behalf of international investors (excluding France) and 10% of assets are located outside of France (France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, UK and Luxembourg).

David Rendall, head of Institutional and International Real Estate, La Française Real Estate Managers said, ‘Given the current challenges in the global market, we believe that it is an opportune moment to strengthen our platform to enhance our capability to deliver real solutions to our clients both locally and internationally. These new recruits will further boost our growth.’



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