07 Nov 2019
DLA Piper offices, 160 Aldersgate St, London EC1A 4HT
REFI Europe Breakfast Briefing: Logistics Real Estate Investment
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Join REFI Europe for our November Breakfast Briefing, where we will be discussing the topic of Logistics Real Estate Investment.


08:00 Networking & Snacks
08:30 Panel discussion – Logistics Real Estate Investment
10:00 -11:00 Coffee & Networking

Discussion points:

  • Institutional capital is chasing well-located logistics properties
  • Multi-level properties are gaining traction across Europe
  • Investors and developers are creating higher-tech properties
  • E-commerce continues to rise, driving demand

Speaker panel:

Ben Bannatyne, President, Prologis Europe

Ben Bannatyne is president of Prologis Europe and chairman of the company’s European Management Executive Committee. He is responsible for Europe’s leading logistics real estate platform, which comprises 16.3 million square meters across 12 countries, as of 31 December 2018.

Thomas Karmann, Head of Logistics, AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets 

Thomas joined AXA IM – Real Assets in 2018 from Prologis, where he was Managing Director and Region Head for Northern Europe. Previous roles include Senior Vice President of European Operations for Gazeley Properties Ltd, Deputy Managing Director for Germany and Central Europe at GSE and Commercial Director for Industrial & Logistics at Bouygues. Thomas has over 25 years’ experience in the logistics investment and development sector.

Alexander Hoff, Founder and Managing Partner, Palmira Capital Partners

Before setting up Palmira, he was CEO Germany for GPT Halverton and built the business from scratch to EUR 1bn under management. Before that he served as Head of Investment with CB Richard Ellis and was a member of their International Investment Group. During his career Alexander has been responsible for transactions with more than EUR 2bn.

Marcus de Minckwitz, Director, Regional Investment Advisory EMEA, Savills

Marcus leads our Regional Investment Advisory EMEA Logistics team in London, which forms part of our Omnichannel Retail Group that merges our retail and logistics expertise. Marcus spent 10 years working in Savills UK Investment team specialising in retail warehousing. The growth of e-commerce really took hold of the UK retail and logistics markets during that time and his experience provides him with an understanding of the fundamental dynamics of this structural growth, which is leading to unprecedented levels of demand for European logistics.

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