Kristelle Wauters appointed head of Edmond de Rothschild in France

18th January 2023

Kristelle Wauters will serve as Chair of the Management Board from January 2023 and brings 20 years’ experience in real estate asset management.

Since joining the company in 2021, Kristelle has served as Chief Executive Officer in charge of real estate investments and developing the solutions offered by the Edmond de Rothschild Group’s French real estate platform. In this role, she initiated the first projects based on relevant themes in the current context, such as logistics and manufacturing, alternative residential, green offices and life sciences.

To capitalise on this medium/long-term approach, her main role as Chair of the Management Board will be growing existing strategies and launching new ones. ‘Value-added’ or ‘high-return’ approaches will be favoured, in the form of funds or portfolios on the French market as well as the pan-European market with the other Edmond de Rothschild REIM entities.

Kristelle replaces François Grandvoinnet, who spent over three years contributing to the integration of the real estate investment activities within the European platform and to their development in France. The Edmond de Rothschild Group wishes him every success in his future endeavours.

Kristelle Wauters, 43, began her career at DTZ Asset Management in finance, investment, and then asset management for opportunistic and value-added funds before joining Constructa Asset Management as Chief Investment Officer. In 2012, she joined Aviva Investors Real Estate France as Chief Investment Officer for continental Europe and tertiary development and was appointed Deputy Managing Officer in 2016. In 2019, she moved on to Foncière Mercialys as Director of Real Estate Operations in charge of sales, asset management and technical management.

Edmond de Rothschild REIM France holds an important position in Edmond de Rothschild Group’s European real estate platform, with €6 billion managed out of the €13 billion at the European level as of 31 December 2022.

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