John Z. Kukral
Chairman of the Board of Directors
President and CEO of Northwood Investors. He has been an active real estate investor for over 35 years and has been involved in over $40 billion of real estate transactions worldwide.
Managing Director at Northwood Investors and is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate equity investments in Europe. Since joining Northwood in 2012, Mr. Anselme has been actively involved in all of the firm’s European investment and asset management activities.
Audit Comitee Chairman
Currently Head of Capital Market at Carmila, Mrs Bachelier was CFO at Novaxia. She served during 9 years the position of Administrative and Financial Director in charge of Investor Relations and the General Secretary. Prior to that, she worked for 7 years for Groupe AXA as the Investors Group Relations Director Deputy and 7 years for AXA Real Estate Investment Managers as Group Reporting Lead and real estate portfolio Financial Controller. Mrs Bachelier graduated from Ecole de Management Normandie with a specialization in Finance Control.
Vice President at Northwood Investors and is responsible for evaluating real estate equity and debt investment opportunities. Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Ms. Cannata worked in the Real Estate, Gaming, & Lodging Investment Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she focused on corporate advisory assignments, capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
Appointments and Remunerations Committee Chairman
He holds an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1969 and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) obtained in 1971. From 1997 to 2007 he was the Managing Director of Société Foncière Lyonnaise.
He is a director of Europroperty consulting, Cityhold HB and Weinberg Property Partners.
Vice President at Northwood Investors and is responsible for Asset Managing deals in the United Kingdom and in Continental Europe. Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Ms. Kramer was Director of European Asset Management for TIAA-CREF (which subsequently became THRE) for a $1.5 billion portfolio of assets in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Florian Schaefer is a Senior Managing Director at Northwood and is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate equity and debt opportunities in Europe.
Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Schaefer served as a Managing Director at the Blackstone Real Estate Group. During his 14 year career at Blackstone, Mr. Schaefer was based in London and Hong Kong and was involved in over $10 billion of real estate acquisitions, disposals and financings across all property types in Europe and Asia. He has been involved in the Blackstone Real Estate Group’s international expansion and most recently played a key role in leading Blackstone Real Estate’s core plus business in Asia.
Mr. Schaefer received an MBA from the EBS University Oestrich-Winkel in Germany, where he graduated magna cum laude, and he earned a MSc in Real Estate Finance with distinction from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Investment Committee Chairman
Mr. Besson is managing director WeWork Property. He previously was president of Beacon Capital Partners LLC and Managing Director of Hammerson France at Continental Europe Headquarters. He also held positions in finance at McDonald's, Daimler Benz France, and Ford Motor Company France. Mr. Besson holds a Master's degree in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering from Paris-Dauphine University.
EFPL - GIC
Company represented by Sébastien Abascal, in charge of investment and asset management activities in France and Germany for GIC Real Estate.
EFPL - GIC
Company represented by Madeleine Cosgrave, in charge of investment and asset management activities in Europe for GIC Real Estate.
THE THREE COMMITTEES SUPPORTING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The three committees appointed by the Board of Directors assist Cegereal’s directors in making important decisions in relation to investments, audits and appointments & remunerations. Three directors sit on each committee, the majority of which are independent.
- Jean-Marc Besson (Chairman)
- Alec Emmott
- Sébastien Abascal
- Marie-Flore Bachelier (Chairman)
- Jean-Marc Besson
- Sébastien Abascal
APPOINTMENTS AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
- Alec Emmott (Chairman)
- Marie-Flore Bachelier
- Khaled Kudsi