Bibby Takes Over as Grosvenor CEO

Andrew Bibby has assumed the role of CEO for Grosvenor Americas, the U.S. and Canadian operations are of private property development, investment and fund management firm Grosvenor Group. Bibby previously served as the firm’s chief development officer. Bibby, who joined Grosvenor 1984, will replace Bill Abelmann as CEO, and will work out of Grosvenor America’s San Francisco headquarters. “I am delighted that Andrew is taking over from Bill to lead Grosvenor Americas,” said Mark Preston, group chief executive for Grosvenor Group. “He has long-term experience at Grosvenor, and I myself worked with him when I was in San Francisco between 2002 and 2006. He will be a fine leader and I look forward to working closely with him again.” Bibby’s move has led to some additional C-Suite shakeups. Ryan Beechinor, who previously served as senior vice president & general manager of Grosvenor’s Vancouver office, will assume Bibby’s former role as chief development officer, continuing to be based out of Vancouver. Meanwhile, James Patillo will step into Beechinor’s former seat as head of the firm’s Vancouver office, while retaining his present role leading the Grosvenor’s Calgary office as well. London-based Grosvenor Group is an international group of property businesses with total assets under management of $25.7 billion as of Dec. 31, 2007. The form has regional investment and development businesses in Britain and Ireland, the Americas, Continental Europe, Australia and the Asia Pacific region.