BlackRock – New hire

The New York-based asset management firm, BlackRock, has appointed Simon Durkin as head of European real assets research, Bruce Wan as head of Asian real assets research and Cynthia Parpa as Europe director. Previously Simon worked as head of research in BNP Paribas Real Estate and as head of European Real Estate for Deutsche Asset Management and Bruce was the head of property research for investment firm RF Capital in Sydney.