CBRE appoints new Management Board
CBRE, the world leader in the commercial real estate services sector, has appointed a new Management Board. The newly appointed Board consists of Richard Curran (Managing Director), Clare Sheils (Head of Valuation CEE), Bert Hesselink (Business Development Director) and Pavel Klimeš (Senior Director of Asset Services).
Our real estate business has changed dramatically over the past 5 years through the successful acquisitions of EMCM and Impact Corti. As a result CBRE now employs almost 400 employees in the Czech Republic. The goal of the Board is to ensure our business is continually focused on exceeding our client expectations, improving business development and ensuring that we are supporting and developing our key people. I am extremely confident that this diverse Board will continue to keep on top of the fast paced real estate market we’re operating in, and ensure that we pull away from the competition.
Richard Curran is Managing Director of CBRE in the Czech Republic with over 8 years’ experience in the Czech commercial real estate market. Richard has led the office since 2008, having joined the company in 2004, and during this time has overseen the growth of the office from 35 people to almost 400. Richard now focuses on Capital Markets concurrently with his role as MD. He provides investment, development and leasing advice to a host of CBRE clients, most notably, Skanska, AIG Lincoln, Morgan Stanley, DEKA, Invesco, IVG and FINEP. Richard has been involved in market defining transactions such as acquiring on behalf of TPG/P3 an industrial portfolio from Tristan Capital and the largest single asset acquisition in CEE; Palladium Shopping Centre in Prague.
Clare Sheils is Head of our Valuation business across the 13 countries in the CEE region. Clare originally trained as a chartered surveyor in the UK and has amassed 12 years‘ experience in real estate valuing all types of assets using various methods and techniques on behalf of a broad range of local and international institutions. Since joining CBRE as Head of Valuation Czech Republic in 2013 her focus has been on business development and doubling revenues over the past 3 years. In addition to her valuation experience her professional career has included lecturing on real estate market fundamentals and evolution of real estate markets for a number of international institutions.
Bert Hesselink is Business Development Director at CBRE. He has more than 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate services industry in the Czech Republic and The Netherlands. Bert is responsible for improving delivery of CBREs integrated services platform whereby helping CBRE‘s clients transform their real estate into competitive advantage for their respective business. Bert Hesselink has held various positions within CBRE including Operations Director, Head of Office Agency and Head of Industrial Agency. Bert started his career as an office agent in the Amsterdam office of CBRE in The Netherlands. In addition to his role at CBRE, Bert Hesselink is the Chairman of the Real Estate Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce.
Pavel Klimeš is Senior Director of Asset Services at CBRE. He is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague and has more than 30 years experience on the Real Estate market. During his 16 years with the company CBRE (formerly EMCM), he has built a solid position on the market. Since 2000 Pavel was responsible for the operational services of EMCM in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and in 2007 was promoted to COO. Pavel was responsible for the management and operation of all projects in the company’s portfolio,with a specific focus on problematic projects in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2011 CBRE bought EMCM,and since then Pavel‘s focus has been concentrated on the Czech Republic, where he is responsible for Retail Asset Services. Since 2015 Pavel has also been responsible for Asset Services office and logistics (a total portfolio of almost 170 properties, 1.1m sq m).
CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2016 revenue). The Company has approximately 75,000 employees and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices worldwide (excluding affiliates). CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services including project management; property management; investment management; valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting and research and consulting. In the Czech Republic, CBRE has almost 350 employees and manages nearly 70 commercial premises with a total area nearly 1.2 mil. sq. m. Read more at www.cbre.cz.