Logistics duo seeks to deliver for occupiers

5th June 2015 | in Articles | by Property EU

The June edition of Property EU features an interview with James Markby and Kristof Verstraeten who have established Logistics Capital Partners, a pan-European logistics specialist focused on tenant needs.

The logistics and industrial property sector is the new black in terms of real estate investment in Europe. The indus- try regards 2014 as a ‘watershed mo- ment’ in which a record €20 bn of assets changed hands, and 2015 is on course to be another strong year. CBRE’s research shows more investors than ever – often totally new names and capital sources – are increasing their allocations to in- dustrial and logistics property.

This has also led to big equity teaming up with top-notch developers to create new or revitalised platforms to tap into the ris- ing demand for best-in-class assets from both investors and occupiers.An interesting time therefore for James Markby, who recently left CBRE where he was head of the European industrial and logistics investment team, to join Kristof Verstraeten, previously commer- cial director Europe at Goodman, in es- tablishing a new London and Belgium- based venture, Logistics Capital Partners (LCP).

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