Appointment of new Local Head of Transactions Belgium and Luxembourg

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets appoints new Local Head of Transactions Belgium and Luxembourg

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (“AXA IM - Real Assets”), a global leader in real asset investments and the leading(1) real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe, announces the promotion of Bernard d’Ocquier as Local Head of Transactions in Belgium and Luxembourg, effective immediately.

Bernard has been with AXA IM - Real Assets since 2015 when he joined as Deputy Head of Transactions, Belgium and Luxembourg. His experience to date means he assumes his new role with an in-depth knowledge of AXA IM - Real Assets’ operations and strategy across the Belgian and Luxembourg markets, facilitating a smooth transition. Reporting to John O’Driscoll, European Head of Transactions, Bernard’s responsibilities will include overseeing the sourcing and execution of all local transactions on behalf of AXA IM - Real Assets’ clients.

Prior to joining AXA IM - Real Assets, Bernard spent five years as an Associate Director at CBRE Capital Markets, where he focused on real estate transactions across Belgium and Luxembourg. Bernard began his career at KPMG, where he worked as a Consultant on its CFO Advisory team between 2007 and 2010, following his graduation from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management with a Masters in Business Engineering.

John O’Driscoll, European Head of Transactions at AXA IM - Real Assets, commented: “Belgium and Luxembourg remain key markets for AXA IM - Real Assets, where our team continues to identify attractive investment opportunities across a broad range of real estate sub-sectors. Bernard has established an impressive track record since joining our team in 2015 meaning I have every confidence that he will successfully assume his new position and that, under his leadership, we will continue to play a leading role in the Belgian and Luxembourg real estate markets for the benefit of our clients.”

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1) Source: INREV/ANREV Fund Manager Survey – May 2018 in terms of assets under management


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1 Source: AXA IM unaudited data
2 Source: AXA IM - Real Assets’ unaudited data
3 Source: INREV/ANREV Fund Manager Survey – May 2018 in terms of assets under management


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