RE Capital welcomes first head of HR amid pan-European growth

1 November 2022 RE Capital, the pan-European investment, development and asset management company, has appointed Cristina Dumet as its first Head of HR, enabling it to continue its rapid expansion while placing employee wellbeing at the front of its considerations.

Cristina joins RE Capital, which specialises in repurposing older and under-utilised spaces and places into Grade A office, residential, retail, hospitality and logistics assets in Europe’s cosmopolitan cities, from Olam Agri, where, as European HR Director she was responsible for human resources across seven offices in Switzerland, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. Prior to that, Cristina served as HR Manager at B-Flexion where she provided strategic leadership and led overall workforce planning across six different legal entities with teams in Switzerland, the UK and the U.S.

At RE Capital, Cristina will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and will lead the company’s human resources activities across all jurisdictions. Forming part of RE Capital’s executive committee, advising on employee relations, Cristina will drive the company’s HR strategy and initiatives at a group level. Her Professional Certified Coach status and experience as a facilitator will help formalise RE Capital’s focus on employee wellbeing and development.

Since January 2021, RE Capital has grown its headcount by 94% across its offices in London, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Port Louis, and Geneva. New and existing projects include the restoration of Greycoat Stores, a mixed-use office-led building in Victoria, London; a new 60-bedroom lifestyle hotel in Camden, London, near legendary entertainment venue KOKO London; RUBIX, a cutting-edge light industrial and logistics asset in Geneva; and AAA23, a collection of 42 luxury residential apartments in Lisbon.

Cristina Dumet, Head of HR at RE Capital, said: “RE Capital places collaboration and cooperation at the heart of its operations across Europe, from its employees to its relationships and ways of working with co-investors. With employee wellbeing at the heart of the company’s purpose, I’m looking forward to supporting my colleagues’ professional development as well as RE Capital’s continued growth.”

Newman Leech, CEO of RE Capital, said: “From inception to execution, we constantly analyse everything we do so that we continue to make the most positive impact possible on our communities – including co-investors, residents of our homes, users of our commercial spaces and their neighbours – as well as ensure that we ourselves are constantly improving as a business. Cristina’s appointment embeds that practice more clearly than ever for our employees and represents a natural next step as we expand, take on more exciting new projects across Europe, and remain a top employer for some of the continent’s most talented real estate professionals.”

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