The British Property Federation today confirmed its officer line-up for the next year

At its annual general meeting this afternoon, Nick Ritblat, chairman of CZ Capital and CR Global, became president, taking over from Ian Coull, Slough Estates’ chief executive.

Ian Marcus, head of European real estate investment banking at Credit Suisse, has taken the role of vice-president, having previously been junior vice-president. Replacing him as junior vice-president is Francis Salway, chief executive of Land Securities.

Trevor Moross, joint managing director of Dorrington Holdings, has taken the position of honorary treasurer, succeeding John Stephen, chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle in England, who has held the post for the last three years.

Commenting on his appointment, Ritblat said: ‘We have a clear objective to establish London as the REIT capital of the world.

‘We will continue to work closely with government on planning, particularly making a positive contribution to the Barker review, but continuing to oppose the introduction of a planning gain supplement.

‘I want to promote the broader image of the property industry, including the residential sector. I also want to ensure that the new Property Industry Alliance gets off to the best possible start.’