AXA IM Alts appoints Filipe de Sá Pessoa as Head of Development, Germany
AXA IM Alts, a global leader in alternative investments with over €188 billion of assets under management1 , announces the appointment of Filipe de Sá Pessoa to the role of Head of Development, Germany.
Filipe, who is based in Frankfurt, brings 15 years of experience in real estate development, investment management and design. He will be responsible for leading AXA IM Alts’ development activity across Germany, as well as further expanding the business and strengthening AXA IM Alts’ network of partners.
Prior to joining AXA IM Alts, Filipe spent nearly five years at MPC Capital, where he held various senior roles including Head of Acquisitions and Development for Micro-Living and Real Estate Investment Director. He also previously held the role of Acquisitions & Development Manager at DC Developments.
Germany remains a priority market for AXA IM Alts’ business, where it manages an over €12 billion portfolio of assets across multiple sectors. Globally, AXA IM Alts has completed more than 300 development projects in Europe since 2000, with a total value of more than €21 billion, and currently has a further c. €12 billion currently underway across 9 countries2 .
Germain Aunidas, Global Head of Development at AXA IM Alts, commented: “Having attracted someone of Filipe’s calibre to lead our German development platform is testament to the innovative and ambitious projects we have underway and in our longer-term pipeline. The combination of his investment and product experience alongside his strong network of local contacts will be invaluable in expanding and strengthening our real estate development activities in this key market and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
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AXA IM Alts is a global leader in alternative investments with over €188 billion of assets under management 1 comprising c.€90 billion of primarily private real estate, over €87 billion of private debt and alternative credit, as well as over €11 billion in Infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds. We take a 360° approach to real estate & infrastructure investing with over €132 billion of assets under management in direct opportunities, held indirectly through debt and listed equities and via long term private equity investments into operating platforms. ESG is fully integrated into our investment decision making processes with our responsible investment approach anchored by the three key pillars of decarbonisation, resilience and building tomorrow. AXA IM Alts employs over 840 people located in 17 offices around the world and serves the needs of more than 570 clients from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Middle East. We are the number one property portfolio and asset manager in Europe 3 , and one of the largest worldwide.
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AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €817 billion in assets as at the end of September 2022. AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €563 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable or impact assets as at the end of December 2021. We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment. At end of December 2021, AXA IM employs over 2,460 employees around the world, operates out of 23 offices across 18 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.