Cording strengthens industrial team with senior hire

14th May 2019

Cording Real Estate Group, a member of the Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate investment management platfom, has strengthened its industrial team with the appointment of Merel Versteegh as Fund Financial Controller.

Merel will operate from Amsterdam. Reporting to Theo Soeters, Head of Fund Management, Merel will work in Cording’s finance team alongside the fund management teams. A particular focus of Merel’s role will be to work on Cording’s newly launched open-ended European light-industrial fund announced last month.

Prior to joining Cording, Merel was a Senior Fund Secretary in the Fund Legal Services team at CBRE Global Investors, acting as first point of contact for investors and responsible for legal, tax and financial matters with respect to various Dutch and European real estate funds with a combined value of more than €3 billion. She was also involved in the restructuring and establishment of funds and the quarterly and year-end reporting of the funds.

Prior to this role, Merel worked as tax advisor in the M&A team at PWC, where she performed (tax) due diligences and structuring of the transactions. Before joining PWC, Merel began her career with Loyens & Loeff N.V. in Amsterdam as a tax lawyer.

Merel holds a masters’ degree in Fiscal Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Theo Soeters, fund manager of the Cording Euro Industrial Real Estate Fund, said: Merel’s track record and experience in the profession are second to none and we are very pleased to have her on board to support our growing industrial fund and our Dutch real estate team”.

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