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Changes in WTCA Representation in Europe

NEW YORK, NY, USA –  World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is pleased to announce that Toby Monckton has been appointed to succeed Estelle LeClercq as European Regional Director, as Estelle’s tenure with our organization comes to a close. 

Estelle LeClercq has been with the WTCA for almost 12 years. Before being named as Regional Development Manager for Europe in June 2014, Estelle spent 9 years as a Senior Manager at WTC Lille where she was heavily involved in its core functions including the Business Club, Business Services and Member Services. She also worked extensively with other regional institutions and organizations devoted to international trade. Before she was at WTC Lille, Estelle was employed with various political campaigns, executive recruitment, and the Franco Belgian Chamber of Commerce. Estelle brought enthusiasm and experience to her positions with WTCA, as well as a gift for interacting with Members. 

Her successor, Toby, comes to our Association with more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate in the UK, France and the BeNeLux countries, and across the broader continent. We are delighted to bring his experience to bear on our organization.

Most recently Toby was Head of New Business at Rynda Property Investors, and previously was a Director of Hunt Investment Management. There he was responsible for initiatives to expand the existing portfolio and asset management platform, and originated and bid on more than €1 billion in opportunistic and value-add properties throughout their targeted core markets.

A Chartered Surveyor who is a fluent French speaker, Toby has rich experience of the European office markets and is uniquely situated to take advantage of our collective opportunities, particularly our re-acquired London license, pursuing additional sales in new cities across the continent, and managing our network of Members in our most mature and developed market.
As you know, one of the core pillars of our strategy in 2017 is to get to know our Members and immerse ourselves in our markets. The recruitment of key talent in our global regions is a key component of that effort. This is the reason that we are particularly excited to bring Toby on board as we are certain his core competencies and experience will go a long way towards realizing that vision. 

Most recently Toby took a tour of select World Trade Centers in the Netherlands, followed by his participation in the European Regional Meeting in Trieste.

A huge “Thank You,” and all of our best wishes to Estelle for her many years of service, and please join us in welcoming Toby to the WTCA.

Compliments of the WTCA – a member of the EACCNY