Sophie van Oosterom is CEO and CIO for EMEA. In this capacity, she oversees operations, investment strategy and performance, underwriting and program development in the region. She is a member of the Global Executive Committee and Global Investment Committee and chairs the European Executive Committee and European Investment Committee.
Ms. van Oosterom joined CBRE Global Investors in 2013 as Head of Special Programs with leadership of investor strategy, repositioning and redefining strategies to optimize value for the investors for the various special program funds.
Ms. van Oosterom began her real estate and finance career in 1996. Before joining CBRE Global Investors she was a managing director and European Head of Asset Management of the Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners private equity funds (now Silverpeak Real Estate Partners) with around $20 billion of assets under management at its peak. In this capacity, she was a member of the boards of several real estate companies throughout Europe, where she helped define strategy, financial structuring and value creation across all real estate asset classes. Before that she worked in investment banking M&A advisory with JP Morgan and Barings.
Ms. van Oosterom earned a Master’s degree in Economics (Cum Laude) from the University of Amsterdam.