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Aviva’s Casal replaces Womack as global real estate unit boss

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Aviva Investors has appointed Ed Casal as chief executive, global real estate, replacing Ian Womack who is retiring.

Casal, currently Aviva’s global indirect real estate managing director, will oversee Aviva Investors Real Estate global operations as well as joining the unit’s executive committee with effect from 1 July.

Bart Coenraads, who is head of Asia global real estate multi-manager, will take Casal’s head of global indirect real estate role.

Casal has been with Aviva Investors since 2008 and was previously chief investment officer at real estate multi manager for the firm.

Aviva Investors chief executive Euan Munro, says: “We are delighted to confirm Ed Casal as chief executive, global real estate. Real Estate is a key component of our aim to deliver outcome-orientated solutions for our clients. As we continue to invest in our capabilities and strategies, I am confident that Ed brings the qualities necessary to take the real estate business forward.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank Ian for his contribution to the business. He has created a strong legacy and leaves behind a team of real estate professionals that are a respected market presence.”

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