CBRE Names CFO, CAO for Global Investment Unit

On the heels of closing its purchase of Netherlands-based ING Group N.V.'s real estate investment operations in Europe, CBRE Global Investors has named Maurice Voskuilen as its new global CEO & CAO.

November 14, 2011
By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor

On the heels of closing its purchase of Netherlands-based ING Group NV’s real estate investment operations in Europe, CBRE Global Investors has named Maurice Voskuilen as its new global chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Voskuilen, who had served as ING REIM Europe’s chief financial officer and chief operations officer since 2006, will take cross the Atlantic to take his new position in CBRE’s Los Angeles office at the start of 2012.

Voskuilen’s dual positions cover a great deal of ground, and he brings 18 years of real estate-related finance experience to the table to support his new job. As global CFO, he will run the finance department, overseeing accounting, budgeting, cost monitoring and business functions. His job as global CFO will also entail the management of accounting, investor reporting and risk management activities. As CAO, Voskuilen will oversee shared services with CBRE, in addition to information technology and human resources.

While Voskuilen is charged with keeping an eye on HR, it will be Jeroen Tomesen, former interim head of ING REIM Europe’s human resources, who will serve as CBRE Global Investors’ global head of HR. He will spearhead the implementation of the firm’s HR strategy, supervising performance management, reward management, talent management and HR tools and processes. In his capacity as global head of CBRE Global Investors’ HR, Tomesen will also maintain his duties as head of HR for the EMEA region of the business. He brings with him a 20-year history in HR at an international level.

CBRE Global Investors announced the completion of its $940 million purchase of ING REIM Europe, ING REIM operations in Asia and ING Clarion Real Estate Securities in separate closings on October 31, October 3 and July 1, respectively. In the aftermath of the acquisition, Voskuilen and Tomesen are not the only former ING employees who are making the transition to CBRE Global Investors. “I’m not aware that we lost anybody at any level other than those folks that were redundant, based on the two platforms,” Brett White, CEO of CBRE Group Inc., parent company of CBRE Global Investors, said during a recent conference call on the conclusion of the ING REIM Europe deal.