The partners of RECan Global are pleased to announce that David Pappin has joined the management team as a Partner of RECan Global GmbH. RECan is also proud to announce the formation of its’ Advisory Board, with the appointments of Lara Ryan, Nina Dohr-Pawlowitz, and Dr. Hanns-Ferdinand Müller to the Board.

David Pappin

David has also been named as the President of PG Asset Management Inc., the Canadian real estate asset management arm of the RECan Global Group where, in addition to his executive responsibilities, he will share responsibility for asset sourcing, transaction management, portfolio analysis and asset strategy.

David has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian commercial real estate industry including executive management positions in both private and public entities.  David was most recently Senior Vice President and Fund Manager at Fiera Real Estate Investment. Prior to this David was President of IAM Real Estate Group, a public company, where David oversaw all aspects of the business including the management of closed and open funds in excess of CAD $1B. David has extensive experience in fund management, fund creation as well as asset analysis and direct asset acquisitions.


Advisory Board

RECan Global GmbH has formed an Advisory Board to assist the management team with the launch of the RECan Canadian Diversified Real Estate Fund and are pleased to announce the three members of the Board.

Lara Ryan
Lara Ryan will advise RECan on sustainability and ESG policy.

Lara Ryan is a consultant with an expertise in sustainability, ESG, stakeholder relations and communications. She helps clients articulate and demonstrate their social and environmental value as they navigate low carbon economy opportunities.

Lara has 30 years of strategic leadership experience including the past twelve years (until December 2020) as the Atlantic Regional Director of the Canada Green Building Council, focusing on sustainability and the adoption of green building practices in commercial real estate. Lara background also includes leadership and communications roles in the not-for-profit sector including the Canadian Red Cross and Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, along with a part-time faculty role in Communication Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University

Nina Dohr-Pawlowitz
Nina Dohr-Pawlowitz will advise RECan on strategic management and fund marketing.

Nina is Chief Executive Officer and sole shareholder of DC Placement Advisors (DCPLA), a leading advisory and global placement agent firm. For the past thirteen years Nina and her team have spearheaded advisory and fund placement for numerous top tier infrastructure managers. Nina and the DCPLA team have been instrumental in raising in excess or 5.5 billion euros in capital across all European and selected pan-Asian regions.

During her 33-year career, Nina has held a number of strategic leadership positions in the fields of marketing, sales and business development at various major global companies, including Siemens and the Canadian Thomson Group.

Hanns-Ferdinand Müller
Hanns-Ferdinand Müller will advise RECan on governance, strategy, and executive management.

Dr. Müller is since 2014 the CEO of FORIS AG (Bonn, Germany), one of the leading companies for mid-cap litigation funding in Europe. Prior to that he spent 13 years with RWE at last as CEO and CFO of RWE Vertrieb, one of the leading European electricity and gas companies with more than 6 million customers and greater than 13 billion euros in annual revenue.

In his over 30 years of business life he worked for  WestLB Bank (Düsseldorf/Germany), Kienbaum Management Consultants, (Berlin/Germany),  and goetzpartners (Munich, Germany) as a business consultant for strategy, transformation, restructuring and M&A. Hanns-Ferdinand Müller studied economics and music in Hamburg, followed by a Ph.D in Sociology from Universität Trier. He is an honorary professor at the International School of Management, Dortmund.


About RECan

RECan has been founded by Dr. Bernhard Engelbrecht and Sven J. Matten in Luxembourg and Germany, along with Canadian partners Todd Bechard, Ian Stanley, and Brian Toole. The RECan partners have been working in the real estate market in Canada and Germany/Luxembourg since the mid-1990s. They have extensive experience in investment fund creation and management in the European Union and Canada, as well as in asset sourcing in several Canadian and European markets, asset management, executive and financial management, leasing, and the development/redevelopment processes for commercial and multi-residential real estate in Canada.

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Pressrelease 15.03.2021

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