New residential and hospitality heads for AXA IM

Joe Persechino AXA IM

AXA IM - Real Assets has made two new senior appointments with Global Student Accommodation’s Joe Persechino joining as head of residential & student accommodation and Vincent Mezard joining from AccorInvest to become head of hospitality.

Persechino brings nearly a decade of experience in the student accommodation sector having served as GSA’s EMEA commercial operations director following regional roles with Collegiate AC and Unite Group. In his new position, Persechino will be charged with expanding the student element of AXA IM’s €10bn residential portfolio which currently contains an 11,000-bed student accommodation portfolio in Europe and the US.

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