Aviva appoints Principal’s Valev to fund manager role

Aviva Investors has appointed Todor Valev as assistant fund manager of the European Real Estate Long Income Fund (E-RELI), reporting to Renos Booth, head of real estate long income.

Based in Frankfurt, Valev will work closely with both Booth and deputy fund manager Isabel Gossling. He joins from Principal Real Estate where he was transaction manager.

Sam Gadar has also recently joined the RELI team as origination manager for the origination of long income real estate assets. Gadar joins from Cushman & Wakefield where he was an associate director, working on transactions and advisory in the healthcare team.