Nathalie Charles to join BNP Paribas Real Estate as new Deputy CEO

Nathalie Charles BNP Paribas Real Estate Deputy CEO

BNP Paribas Real Estate announced that Barbara Knoflach, Deputy CEO and Global Head of Investment Management, has decided to leave the company.

“My mission at BNP Paribas REIM to create a sizeable European Player with a strong international management team is accomplished. Contributing to the growth ambitions of the group was a real pleasure. It was a great experience being part of one of the most exciting real estate networks in Europe. For me it’s time to move on” comments Barbara Knoflach.

Nathalie Charles will be appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of Investment Management

Nathalie Charles will join BNP Paribas Real Estate on July 1st as Global Head of Investment Management. Her nomination as Deputy Chief Executive Officer will be proposed to the Supervisory Board of BNP Paribas Real Estate. In her role, she will be responsible for strengthening the strategy for the REIM business line and lead its effective execution locally in France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Spain, reinforcing the position of BNP Paribas REIM as a leading player in Europe.

“We are very pleased to welcome Nathalie. Her great experience and in-depth understanding of the entire life cycle of real estate will enable us to reach our ambitious goals in Europe. Our growth drivers include a target of 34 bn Euros of assets under management by 2020” adds Thierry Laroue-Pont.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas Real Estate, Nathalie Charles was Head of Development and European Country Teams at AXA IM–Real Assets. Her responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of managing properties in the region, including acquisitions, disposals, lettings and development.

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Previously, she was Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate at EDF Group (French Electricity Company), where she led the asset, property and facility management activities across EDF and its subsidiaries in France, with a portfolio of 4.5 million m².

Prior to EDF, Nathalie spent 12 years at the Unibail-Rodamco Group, where she held various senior positions overseeing office, retail and large development projects in the Paris region.

Nathalie Charles has 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry and graduated from the French École Polytechnique. In 2011, she was awarded the French distinction Legion d’Honneur. In 2018, she has been appointed as the Chair of Urban Land Institute (ULI) France.

Source:BNP Paribas Real Estate