07 Nov 2019
DLA Piper offices, 160 Aldersgate St, London EC1A 4HT
REFI Europe Breakfast Briefing: Logistics Real Estate Investment

Join REFI Europe for our November Breakfast Briefing, where we will be discussing the topic of Logistics Real Estate Investment.

How to attend

REFI Europe Breakfast briefings are free to attend for REFI Europe Members and first time trialists from real estate fund management firms.

If you are not a current Member or trialist, and would like to attend this event, please register and a member of the event team will be in contact to discuss your place.


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:

Joseph Ghazal , Managing Director & CIO, Prologis Europe

Joseph has overall responsibility for all capital deployment spanning land, development, acquisitions, dispositions and Fund contributions. Mr. Ghazal is a member of the European management executive committee and has more than 10 years of experience in logistic real estate development with Prologis.

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.

Kevin Mofid, Head of Industrial Research, Savills

Kevin is a director in the Savills research team where he heads up research capability into industrial and logistics markets. Kevin co-ordinates market data collection across the UK and Europe. He regularly presents at industry events and has appeared at The Estates Gazette European Distribution Summit, the Retail Week Supply Chain Summit, Warehousing Futures and other events for the IPF, IPD and the CPD Foundation. Kevin is a member of Industrial Agents Society, CILT, IPF and Past Chair of the Society of Property Researchers.

Alina Iorgilescu, Assistant Fund Manager, Tritax

With significant experience in the logistics sector in Continental Europe, Alina joined Tritax as Assistant Fund Manager following the launch of Tritax EuroBox REIT plc to expand the team’s capabilities in transaction origination and execution.

Before joining Tritax, Alina was part of JLL’s pan-European logistics capital markets team based in London, where she was extensively involved in advising on acquisitions, disposals and joint-venture structuring of logistics portfolios across Continental Europe. In the last three years she participated in transactions of logistics assets totalling over €4.5 billion. Alina has more than 11 years’ experience working in the real estate industry.

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