PATRIZIA appoints Mahdi Mokrane as new Head of Investment Strategy and Research

PATRIZIA hires new leader from LaSalle Investment Management

  • Mokrane to join from LaSalle Investment Management in due course
  • Strategic hire to further strengthen PATRIZIA’s research offering 

Augsburg/London, 4 September 2019. PATRIZIA SE, the global partner for pan-European real estate investment, announces the appointment of Mahdi Mokrane as its new Head of Investment Strategy & Research. Mokrane will join PATRIZIA in due course from LaSalle Investment Management in London, where for the past six years he was Head of European Research and Strategy and a Member of its European Management Board.

Tasked with building on PATRIZIA’s strong, well-established research and strategy skillset for core, value-add and opportunistic investing in European markets, Mokrane will aim to create greater interconnections between the company’s investment solutions in Europe as well as globally through PATRIZIA Multi Manager and with its client offices in North America and Asia-Pacific.

Anne Kavanagh, Chief Investment Officer, PATRIZIA, said: “We are sure our investors will be as thrilled as we are about this exciting news. The Board believes we have secured a world-class senior leader with outstanding international real estate credentials and a strong reputation in the market who will help us further strengthen our research offering. With Marcus Cieleback continuing to play an absolutely central role at PATRIZIA as Chief Economist, we are sure we will have a winning research leadership team in place.”

Mokrane can look back on a distinguished track record in the industry: prior to joining LaSalle, he worked at AEW Europe, where he was Head of Research and Strategy and a member of the company’s European investment committee as well as the global securities allocation committee. He also worked closely and extensively on real estate debt and equity transactions in both UK and Continental European markets. Before joining AEW, he held the position of Director for Research and Training at IPD in France from 2001 to 2004. He has a PhD in Economics and Finance from EHESS and a MSc from Dauphine University.

PATRIZIA SE has been active as an investment manager in the real estate market across Europe for more than 35 years. PATRIZIA’s activities include the acquisition, management, repositioning and sale of residential and commercial real estate through its own licensed investment platforms. As a global partner for pan-European real estate investment, PATRIZIA operates as a respected business partner of large institutional investors and retail investors in all major European countries. PATRIZIA manages more than EUR 41 billion of real estate assets, primarily as an investment manager for insurance companies, pension fund institutions, sovereign funds, savings and cooperative banks and as co-investor. For further information, please visit:

Andreas Menke    
Head of Corporate Communications    
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