Verdion is expanding its team in Germany with the appointment of further technical specialists and a new asset management role.
The investor, developer and asset manager is currently capital raising for its latest European logistics fund targeting a total of €400 million of equity, having already secured early closings and acquired its first asset. With capital to deploy it is increasing its pipeline further.
- Bartek Urbanowicz joins Verdion as Senior Technical Project Manager, focussed on new projects across Germany. He was previously with Goldbeck Südwest, where he worked as project manager for turnkey construction and was responsible for logistics developments in the Rhine-Main region. Further experience includes working at Züblin, Porr and Jäger Bautec. He holds a Master’s degree in construction engineering from Technical University Darmstadt and a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
- Sarah Klein, Senior Technical Project Manager, will also be instrumental in the delivery of new assets across Germany. She joins Verdion from ecoParks GmbH, responsible for the technical and commercial project management of new-built logistics developments. Prior to that, she worked as site manager at Max Bögl, an international construction company headquartered in Germany, and as project manager for VGP Industriebau GmBH. Sarah Klein holds a Master’s degree in construction engineering from Münster University of Applied Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in the same subject from Bochum University of Applied Sciences, which was a dual study programme including an apprenticeship in concrete and reinforced-concrete construction.
- Valerie Setz, based at Verdion’s Frankfurt offices, has been promoted to Senior Asset Manager following three years in the business. She focusses on assets in Germany and Benelux, including lease negotiations and working with occupiers throughout the term of their lease, as well as day-to-day asset management. Valerie is also responsible for identifying and implementing energy efficiency and sustainability improvements on an asset-by-asset basis.
André Banschus, Executive Director at Verdion, says: “Verdion is in a good position going into 2024. With a growing pipeline and capital to deploy, we are further expanding our business in Germany – which means maintaining the high standards of planning, construction and technical knowhow that allow us to select, deliver and manage the best opportunities for our portfolio.”