Niels Kokkeel

Head of Operations, EMEA Real Estate

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Niels Kokkeel is Head of Operations, EMEA Real Estate for CBRE Investment Management. In this role, Niels is responsible for the delivery of coordinated operations support to drive the unified global strategy, partnering with EMEA senior leadership and the Global COO. He identifies areas for improvement in operational performance as well as the development, implementation and maintenance of operating processes to create operational efficiencies, reduce costs, enhance productivity, establish best practices and improve business insights. In addition, Niels is responsible for fund set-ups, restructures, mergers and closures across EMEA for both direct and indirect real estate strategies.

Niels joined CBRE Investment Management in 1999 and has held different roles over the years. Prior to his current role, he was Head of Corporate Development, in which he led the (re)structuring of different Pan-European investment solutions as well as M&A activity.

Niels earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the Hogeschool Haarlem and successfully completed the IPF Investment Education Programme.