Europa Capital, the pan-European real estate investment manager, has made two senior hires with the appointments of Vanessa Muscarà as Head of Research & Strategy and Alexia Beattie as Head of People & Talent.
In the newly created role of Head of Research & Strategy, Vanessa will be responsible for identifying new business prospects and providing expert guidance to support Europa’s tactical and strategic business support needs.
Vanessa brings over 15 years’ of research experience from global investment houses including M&G Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management where she has been responsible for supporting the investment decision making process and driving thought leadership. Vanessa is also an active member of ULI’s Urban Regeneration Product Council and was previously the Chair of the Society of Property Researchers.
As Head of People & Talent, Alexia will be responsible for championing positive culture and nurturing talent within Europa Capital, as well as overseeing new hires as the business continues to grow.
Alexia has over 15 years’ experience of people management and joins from the US headquartered investment bank, Robert W. Baird & Co., where she was most recently the European HR Director.
Rob Sim, Managing Partner at Europa Capital, commented: “These two new appointments will provide additional strength and depth to our senior team and help us to remain at the forefront of providing the best service and environment for our clients and colleagues. Vanessa’s newly created position will enhance our strategic offering, while Alexia will continue to develop the positive culture that we have at Europa. They have already hit the ground running and I’m looking forward to working with them both.”
In July, Europa made four promotions with Hugo Adams and Ravi Kumar both progressing to Associate Director in the Acquisitions and Product Finance & Legal teams respectively. In the Acquisitions team, Aiden Oliffe and Ben Tubbs were promoted to Associate.