Europa hires Varandas as head of business development

Europa Capital has appointed Roberto Varandas to the newly created role of head of business development. He will be responsible for leading Europa Capital’s fundraising initiatives as well as expanding new and existing investor and consultant relationships in the EMEA region for Europa majority shareholder Mitsubishi Estate Co’s global real estate investment management platform, MEC Global Partners.

Varandas will additionally support Europa Capital’s investor relations function. He joins from China Orient Summit Capital where he spent the last five years as head of EMEA, prior to which he was global head of business development- property at Aberdeen Asset. He also served as European head of business development – global real estate at UBS Global Asset Management.