Real estate investment manager Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has appointed Volker Wanka as a new director of fund management for Singapore.

He will be responsible to lead the fund management and transaction activities for the company’s Asia Property Fund 2 and Asia Pacific Fund, and help grow the company’s portfolio in the region.

Most recently, he served as director of fund management for Savills IM Frankfurt where he took up the position of fund manager for two Savills IM-managed Asian property funds.

Wanka, who was based in Singapore from 2008 to 2014, joined Savills IM from SEB Asset Management. At SEB, he was vice president of real estate investments, overseeing the acquisitions and dispositions across various sectors, including commercial, retail, residential and hospitality.

Wanka has more than a decade of experience in real estate investment management and fund management in Europe and Asia.