Hines announced that it has appointed Logan Smith as Head of Logistics for Europe. He will be joining the business on 1 July 2020.
Logan Smith will be taking a lead role in growing the sector for Hines in Europe in close cooperation with the Hines dedicated country teams, identifying opportunities with a range of industrial product types in key and emerging markets. He will be based in Hines’ Amsterdam office.
A senior figure in the logistics investment market, Smith joins Hines from Amsterdam-based Aevitas Property Partners, where he was a managing director. He was previously Head of Logistics and Industrial at BNP Paribas Real Estate and previously served as CIO for P3 Logistic Parks and led European acquisitions and dispositions for Prologis.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join this world class company and be part of the European team. With its global presence and unparalleled local knowledge and history, Hines is well positioned to continue to play a key role in the evolving landscape of industrial and logistics real estate,” commented Smith.
Lars Huber, CEO for Hines Europe, said, “The success of Hines is built on the experience and expertise of its people and with Logan, we have strengthened our senior leadership team in Europe with one of the best in the business. As a firm, we have established a considerable European logistics platform in recent years, and with Logan spearheading our strategic growth plan in the sector, we are well placed to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities for continued expansion.”
Hines has been investing and developing in the industrial sector since 1957, with a global track record of 310 logistics projects in 11 countries. In recent years the firm has established a growing industrial portfolio in strategic locations across Europe with a focus on urban logistics developments, comprising two million square meters and €1.2 billion of the firm’s $4 billion of industrial/logistics Assets Under Management.