SEGRO France announces a new organization and confirms its development strategy
As part of SEGRO France's strategic plan, Laurence Giard, Managing Director of SEGRO France, announces the implementation of a new organization of operational teams.
SEGRO France manages a portfolio of assets of more than 1.2 million m2, made up of platforms dedicated to urban distribution, business parks as well as sets dedicated to large logistics mainly located on the backbone Lille-Paris-Lyon-Marseilles.
The new organization aims to strengthen the teams and pursue the growth of the French portfolio, taking into account the specificities of the two major asset classes, large logistics and urban distribution / business parks.
Thus, in order to meet the new challenges of the market and the ever more demanding needs of our customers, SEGRO France has created 2 distinct divisions:
- Urban Distribution & Business Parks, managed by Édouard Ancel,
- Major Logistics entrusted to Julien Meynadier & Louis Szyjewski.
Urban distribution and business parks, which have experienced significant growth over the past two years, are set to continue to strengthen around the main French cities, as part of the SEGRO group's overall investment strategy in Europe. .
After joining SEGRO a dozen years ago and holding several positions including the Investment Department, Édouard Ancel is now Director of the Urban Distribution and Business Parks division: " In a context of revolution in consumer practices and transformation of urban uses in the heart of French cities, I am delighted to take up this new challenge of strengthening SEGRO's network and supporting our customers, our partners and local authorities, by taking charge of the development and asset division management of SEGRO France in terms of property supply for distribution and urban logistics and business parks”.
Large Logistics is co-directed by Julien Meynadier, Director of Large Logistics Development, with his 15 years of experience in logistics development, and by Louis Szyjewski, Director of Large Logistics Asset Management, whose career, for more than 10 years at SEGRO, as Asset Manager, allowed him to acquire a solid knowledge of the market and the SEGRO portfolio in France. They commented on this new stage in the development of the property company: " Our knowledge of the needs of the logistics real estate market combined with our proactive approach to supporting our clients will enable us to grow the portfolio of large logistics assets over the next five years ".
The France Investment Department will support the efforts of these two new poles, headed by Flavien Caminati, whose strategy will be in line with the development axes of SEGRO France.
Finally, Quentin Liu takes responsibility for the Technical & Construction Department to coordinate technical aspects and cross-functional projects (environment, Health & Safety, etc.) related to the two new divisions.
In addition, on the strength of its development in the Lyon region and with the aim of continuing to strengthen its presence there, SEGRO France will open an office in Lyon in the coming months.
Laurence Giard, Managing Director SEGRO France confirms the strategic plan: "France is a country of anchorage for the SEGRO group in Continental Europe and this reorganization of the teams should enable us to achieve our growth ambitions for the coming years both in urban distribution and business parks than in large logistics".
"The new organization of the operational teams in France will allow us to further strengthen our ability to meet the needs of our French and international user customers, thanks to targeted real estate solutions covering the entire supply chain", concludes Marco Simonetti, Director General Southern Europe.