CBRE Investment Management Expands Private Infrastructure Investments Team with Appointment of Senior Director
March 1, 2023
CBRE Investment Management (“CBRE IM”) has appointed Kerron Lezama as a Senior Director in the Private Infrastructure team. Reporting to the Head of Europe Private Infrastructure, Andreas Köttering, he will be instrumental in overseeing the team in unlocking global investment opportunities.
Kerron joins from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he was Managing Director in the Infrastructure and Natural Resources team, responsible for origination and asset management of infrastructure investments across EMEA, with a focus on regulated and unregulated utilities and transport. He also spent over 11 years at Evercore advising on a number of high-profile deals within the infrastructure sector.
Based in London, Kerron will be responsible for sourcing and executing direct equity investments, as well as supporting the development of infrastructure investment strategies. He will play a leading role in all aspects of the investment process and will be involved in the asset management of the firms’ portfolio companies.
Andreas Köttering at CBRE Investment Management, said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Kerron to our growing Private Infrastructure team here at CBRE IM. In a more challenging economic climate, the work we do to create long-term value for our clients is crucial. As our growth as a firm continues, Kerron’s expertise and strong deal track-record, will be invaluable as we continue to seek compelling investment opportunities for our clients.”
A dedicated Private Infrastructure team of 65 professionals in Toronto and London, serves fund and separate account clients by accessing, acquiring and managing sustainable investments and building comprehensive infrastructure portfolios.
About CBRE Investment Management
CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm with $143.9 billion in assets under management* as of September 30, 2022, 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 2021 revenue). CBRE has more than 105,000 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 www.cbreim.com.
*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.