BNP PRE reorganises research and innovation

Richard Malle (left) and Olivier Sellès.

BNP Paribas Real Estate has brought together its research and innovation departments under the management of chief research and innovation officer, Richard Malle.

Malle’s new role is to ensure that the two departments strengthen BNP Paribas Real Estate’s knowledge and vision of the market while helping the company’s various business lines develop prospective products and services.

Malle joined BNP Paribas Real Estate in 2007 and has been global head of research since 2017. He is also a lecturer at Cnam – Conservatoire national des arts et métiers – and teaches real estate economy at ICH in Paris. He is also a member of the IFPImm – Institut du Financement des Professionnels de l’Immobilier (French Commercial Real Estate Finance Institute) – and the RICS.

Meanwhile, Olivier Sellès has been appointed head of the innovation team, reporting to Malle.

Sellès joined BNP Paribas Real Estate in 2018 as head of smart buildings. One of his chief tasks is to develop services on new technologies used in buildings.

Previously, Sellès worked for Bouygues Immobilier from 2013 to 2018 and, prior to that, spent eight years as an R&D project manager for Saint Gobain, and a year with the Boston Consulting Group.