Nick Franklin was appointed global head of private equity at Cain International, a spokeswoman confirmed.
The role is new. Mr. Franklin joined the real estate investment firm in September to oversee the U.S. private equity portfolio, but Cain recently made the role global in line with its strategy, the spokeswoman said.
He is responsible for overseeing Cain's portfolio of private equity investments across all geographies.
"His expertise and market insight will be instrumental in developing new strategies for our existing businesses and growing our presence in the market," CEO Jonathan Goldstein said in a news release.
Cain has invested more than $6 billion in real estate debt and equity since 2014.
Mr. Franklin joined from The Walt Disney Co. where he held a range of senior leadership roles.