Avignon Capital appoints Investment Director, Germany


Avignon Capital, the European property investment and asset management firm has expanded its investment team with the appointment of Craig Ballantyne as Investment Director, Germany.

Craig Ballantyne has joined Avignon Capital as Investment Director for Germany, where he will be responsible for delivering real estate deals across Germany for our clients. His remit will also cover investment strategy, sourcing and origination, debt financing and funding.

Based in Berlin, Craig has over 25 years’ experience in investment and asset management as well as development, within the UK and mainland Europe. Prior to moving to Germany in 2002, he previously had roles at Knight Frank and Donaldson’s in the UK.

Since 2006, he has run his own consultancy firm, CMB Consulting GmbH, working for multiple international and institutional clients including Barings. He has successfully transacted over EUR900m across multiple asset classes and project managed the development of assets in excess of 110,000 m².

Prior to CMB, Craig was previously Retail Asset and Acquisitions Manager at Deka Immobilien before serving as Managing Director at property and asset manager, Estama.

Patrick Flaton, Managing Partner at Avignon said: “We are thrilled to have appointed Craig. Avignon clients will benefit from his extensive expertise across multiple asset classes and on our Brown-2-Green Strategy where we are seeing increasing demand from clients for excellent investment opportunities within these areas.”

Craig Ballantyne said: “I am excited to join Avignon at this stage of their corporate development, particularly with the focus on multiple investment sectors, especially in opportunities with an ESG focus. They have a strong established business/track record and are very well regarded for their work across Europe.”