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Juan Manuel Acosta appointed new Chief Investment Officer & Head of Spain at Rockfield Real Estate

Amsterdam, Madrid 19 September 2023 –– Rockfield Real Estate ("Rockfield") continues its growth trajectory and announces the appointment of Juan Manuel Acosta as CIO and leader of the newly established unit Rockfield Real Estate Spain. Rockfield is a Dutch real estate company that specializes in the investment, development, and management of affordable and sustainable residential real estate, including student housing and apartments for young professionals.

Juan Manuel Acosta assumed his new position on 1 September 2023 and is responsible for Fund Management and Portfolio Management in the Netherlands as well as the overall management of Rockfield's Spanish business. His responsibilities include the growth and management of Rockfield’s institutional investor base and to position Rockfield in Spain through acquisitions and developments of residential real estate for students and young professionals across all major Spanish cities. He will also be part of the Rockfield management team.

Juan Manuel joins Rockfield after six years at Greystar, one of the world's leading residential real estate companies, where he most recently held the position of Managing Director in charge of all activities in southern Europe. Juan Manuel was also a member of the European Leadership and Value Add teams at Greystar. He previously spent ten years at CBRE IM and ING Real Estate having commenced his career at PwC. He has acquired, developed and managed more than 5,000 apartments for young professionals and 10,000 student housing beds in Spain as well as a wide range of residential assets in The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and other major European cities.

Juan Manuel holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam.

Wouter van den Eijnden, CEO Rockfield, said: "We are delighted to welcome Juan to Rockfield. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, a large investor network and investment and operational real estate expertise, he will be a key member for Rockfield´s business. This is an exciting time for Rockfield’s growth path, and his recruitment underlines our ambition to strengthen our relationships with investors as we prepare for capital raising in 2024 and positioning Rockfield in Spain.”

Juan Manuel Acosta, CIO and Head of Rockfield Spain, commented: “I am excited to be joining Rockfield's management team, a group that I have known for years and that is recognised for the investment, development and management of high quality but yet affordable and sustainable residential real estate. I am also pleased to be able to use my real estate experience in acquisition, development and execution, as well as my international investor network to further expand Rockfield in The Netherlands, Spain and Europe in collaboration with our existing and future investors.”


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