Atisreal has promoted its UK head, Greg Cooke, to head of international development as it looks to compete in central and eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Cooke will continue as UK chairman of the BNP Paribas-owned company, and will remain in Atisreal’s London West End office.

He will be responsible for leading corporate acquisitions overseas but the firm will also be looking at another UK corporate acquisition over the next two years.