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Kristof Verstraeten

Kristof Verstraeten

Kristof has 15 years of professional experience of which the last 8 years in the sector of logistics real estate, working on transactions, asset management and development projects. From 2007 to 2013, he held several senior management positions with Goodman in Europe, including Head of Capital Transactions,

Regional Director Germany and Commercial Director Europe. Kristof was leading Goodman’s development, asset management and transaction teams located in the 11 country offices in Europe. As member of the senior management, he also helped form and execute the strategy of Goodman’s logistics funds in Europe.

Prior to joining Goodman, Kristof was Associate Principal with McKinsey in Brussels where he served clients from a wide range of sectors in strategic and operational topics. Kristof holds a Master of Civil Engineering from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and an MBA from the Vlerick Management School (Belgium).

He speaks Dutch, French, English and (some) German. Kristof formed Logistics Capital Partners in 2014, and is now joint owner with James and Andrea. 

ASSET MANAGEMENT TRACK RECORD

In his roles at Goodman, Kristof Verstraeten has actively been involved shaping and executing the strategy of the flagship GELF fund (Goodman European Logistics Fund). From 2008 –2011 he was responsible for the acquisitions and sales of the fund, through his role of European Head of Capital Transactions.

From 2009 onwards, he combined this with the overall responsibility for the German operation at Goodman. During this period, the German logistics portfolio achieved 100% occupancy and the non-core office assets were disposed successfully.

From the end of 2011 until April 2013, Kristof was responsible for the overall operations of Goodman in Europe, including all development, asset management and property services teams in 11 countries. During this period, he oversaw projects to streamline the asset management processes as well as several large lease renegotiations and extensions (e.g. Kuhne-Nagel portfolio in FR).

Through his work in project development and asset management, Kristofhas kept close contacts to the leading occupiers in the European Logistics sector such as DHL, DSV, Kuhne-Nagel, Amazon, Zalando, etc.

DEVELOPMENT TRACK RECORD

In his roles as MD of Logistics Capital Partners (formerly Ictinus Management) and at Goodman, Kristof Verstraeten has actively been involved in developments and lead development teams for the construction of over 1,5mio SQM of Logistics Warehouses in the last 5 years.

Under his management, Goodman became the largest logistics developer in Europe (Property EU Ranking). His experience covers financing and funding, legal matters, contracting, technical design, project management and risk mitigation.

More specifically, most of the projects Kristof was involved in were complex Built-to-Suit projects on tight timelines requiring strong project management and risk management skills.

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