“John has done an outstanding job building our capital markets business across Eastern Europe. For each of the last two years, we have completed more transactions in more markets than any of our competitors. He is very well qualified for this new role, having over 20 years in the region, previously leading a major real estate agency and an institutional investor business. While several of our competitors are shrinking their regional presence, we will continue to invest and grow in Eastern Europe, which we view core to our overall global strategy.”- said Hadley Dean, Managing Partner, Eastern Europe.

 Previously John Verpeleti held the position of Managing Director, Eastern Europe, Investment Services.

 Mr. Verpeleti, an Australian expatriate who has worked in Central & Eastern Europe since 1991, is widely recognized as a top real estate industry executive having held senior positions with AXA Real Estate Investment Management and DTZ.

 John holds academic qualifications in real estate valuations, business studies and property, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as well as a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute. (source: Colliers)