CBRE Investment Management Appoints New Manager for its Real Estate Partners Strategy

June 28, 2023

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CBRE Investment Management (“CBRE IM”) has appointed Kilian Toms as Managing Director of its Real Estate Partners strategy. Based in London, he will be responsible for all aspects of the strategy, which focuses on enhanced return secondary market executions, and joins an experienced global secondary Portfolio Management team that includes Matt Tepper, Head of Indirect Real Estate Americas, and Chris Dickson, Deputy Portfolio Manager, who are based in Boston.

With over 16 years of real estate experience, Kilian joins from Sera Global where he was a Partner and Head of the EMEA Liquidity Solution business. He advised investors seeking to create liquidity through fund restructurings, asset spinouts, privately negotiated secondary investments and portfolio recapitalisations.

Previously he worked at Landmark Partners, where he was a principal on the Real Estate Private Equity team focused on investing in enhanced return and opportunistic investments globally. Kilian has also worked at J.P. Morgan in its Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking group in New York.

Achal Gandhi, CIO, Indirect Private Real Estate, CBRE Investment Management said: “With the growth we are seeing in our CBRE Real Estate Partners strategy following the success of CBRE Global Special Situations Fund, Kilian is a welcome addition to our team. He brings with him a wealth of global real estate experience and a strong track record of buy-side investing. This expertise will be highly beneficial to source investment opportunities for this cycle-aware strategy and to help our clients meet their investment goals.”

About CBRE Investment Management
CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm with $148.9 billion in assets under management* as of March 31, 2023, operating in more than 30 offices and 20 countries around the world. Through its investor-operator culture, the firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats so that its clients, people and communities thrive.

CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2022 revenue). CBRE has approximately 115,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE Investment Management harnesses CBRE’s data and market insights, investment sourcing and other resources for the benefit of its clients. For more information, please visit

*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real assets-related investments with respect to which CBRE Investment Management provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice and which generally consist of investments in real assets; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real assets-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Investment Management’s presence in the global real assets market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers and from its calculation of regulatory assets under management for purposes of certain regulatory filings.

CBRE Investment Management Indirect Limited (CBRE IM Indirect) is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is a registered investment adviser with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)”.