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Mountpark Logistics EU Sarl is a joint venture between Mountpark Finco and USAA Realco – Europe B.V., the Dutch subsidiary of USAA Real Estate Company. The company has rapidly established itself as a leading logistics property company, with the independence, flexibility and expertise to deliver buildings that are tailored to meet customers’ requirements.
With expertise in logistics, retail and mixed-use development, the Mountpark team has a long track record in delivering successful complex schemes across the UK and Europe.
John has been at the forefront of logistics property development and investment across Europe for the past 30 years. Having established Kingspark, he expanded it to become the European platform for Prologis. John then built up Parkridge, which developed a large portfolio in CE before it was also sold to Prologis. John, who has been dubbed 'the Godfather of sheds', is proud of Mountpark's customer-centric approach and its dedicated team of professionals.
After qualifying with KPMG, Donald worked in financial services for several years before moving into the real estate sector in 2006. Since then he has held a number of roles, including Head of Operations for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Real Estate and Infrastructure Department. Donald joined Mountpark in January 2019 with responsibility for the Group’s financial operations.
Chief Financial Officer
After qualifying as a chartered surveyor, Roger worked in fund management at what is now Aviva Investors for over 20 years.
He joined Parkridge in 2006 as a main board director and became a founding director of Mountpark, where his responsibilities include the joint venture with USAA and development activities in mainland Europe.
Managing Director – Corporate & European
Philip started his career at the Cadogan Estate before moving into agency at Matthews & Goodman. In 2001 he joined Kingspark, since when he has specialised in commercial property development.
He was a founding director of Parkridge and more recently of Mountpark, where he is responsible for the company’s operations in the UK and Ireland.
Managing Director - UK & Ireland
Ranald began his career in the UK industrial sector, moving to France in 1993 to specialise in logistics property development. He joined Prologis in 1998 to run its operations in France and was then appointed managing director for southern Europe. In 2011, Ranald established a logistics property consultancy before joining Mountpark, where he is responsible for development activity in France, Iberia and Italy.
Managing Director – Western Europe
Hans qualified as a chartered surveyor at what is now JLL in Amsterdam. He moved to Warsaw with Prologis in 1998 as regional head for central Europe and in 2003 he set up Parkridge in central Europe with Piotr Michalski. Following the sale of Parkridge, Hans built up a development portfolio in central Europe and the Ukraine before moving to Mountpark, where he is responsible for operations in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Managing Director - Central Europe
With over 30 years' experience in the industrial and logistics property sector, Nigel began his career in London with King & Co., followed by a move to Paris to lead the European Industrial team of Cushman & Wakefield before joining Prologis' global team in 2007. He moved to Mountpark in 2018, bringing a detailed knowledge of pan-European markets and economic trends.
European Business Development Director
Tom qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2013 and worked at CBRE in the Industrial Capital Markets team, where he focussed on the logistics market.
He joined Mountpark in 2016 and is responsible for delivering developments across the UK.
Development Director – UK
With over 22 years’ experience in main contracting, delivering turn-key industrial and logistics projects across the UK, Marc joined Mountpark in 2019. He is responsible for the construction of the company’s developments in UK and Ireland, from procurement through to handover.
Construction Director - UK
With over 25 years’ experience, David began his career working on the retail and industrial portfolios at Booker plc. Following a move to CBRE, he then joined Kingfisher plc before specialising in commercial property development.
He joined Parkridge as a director and became a founding director of Mountpark, where he has responsibility for development projects in the UK.
Development Director – UK
Since 1986, Wal worked for a number of main contractors before joining Parkridge as projects director in 2004. In 2010, he set up a design and delivery consultancy before joining Mountpark in 2015.
Wal is responsible for all construction matters in the UK and Ireland, from procurement through to completion.
Construction Director – UK
Tom began his career at JLL, where he qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2014. He worked in the National Capital Markets team, gaining experience across the industrial, office and retail sectors, before joining Mountpark in 2017.
Tom is responsible for corporate and property transactions in the UK and Europe.
Director – Corporate & European
Olivier began his career in supply chain management at GEFCO, where he specialised in the automotive and FMCG sectors. He moved to international construction company GSE in 2013 before joining Mountpark, where he is responsible for delivering the company’s developments in France.
Country Officer – France
Lionel began his career at GSE, where he gained wide experience of project managing logistics projects in both France and Germany. In 2014, Lionel moved to China to head the GSE China construction team.
He joined Mountpark in 2019, where he is responsible for the technical and construction aspects of the company’s developments in France.
Operations Director - France
John moved to Spain in 1992, where he set up the Spanish branch of an agency that is now JLL. In 2001, he joined Prologis to run its operations in Spain, leaving in 2006 to set up his own property development business in Spain and Latin America. At Mountpark, John is responsible for delivering the company’s development projects in Spain and Portugal.
Country Officer – Iberia
Leandro developed his project management experience in Spain before moving to South America in 2010 to lead industrial and logistics design and build projects. In 2018, he joined Mountpark, where he is responsible for the technical aspects of the company’s developments in Spain and Portugal.
Projects Director – Iberia
Office Manager – Western Europe
Piotr worked in New York as an architect and project manager. Moving back to Poland, he joined Prologis in 1998 as project manager for central Europe. Together with Hans van Luijken, he set up Parkridge in central Europe in 2003 and following the sale of Parkridge, built up a development portfolio in central Europe and the Ukraine. At Mountpark, Piotr is responsible for all construction matters in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Director - Central Europe
Having started his career at Colliers International in the Industrial & Logistics property team, Matthias moved to Private Property Partners in 2009 before setting up his own industrial agency in 2014. He joined Mountpark in 2017, where he is responsible for all leasing activity in the central European portfolio.
Leasing Director – Central Europe
Jakub began his career as an industrial agent at JLL Prague. He moved into industrial development in 2004, working with developers such as Prologis, Goodman and P3 to expand their portfolios in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Jakub joined Mountpark in 2019 as development director with responsibility for projects across Central Europe.
Development Director - Central Europe
Patrycja began her career in 1997 as a designer at Decorum in Katowice before joining Echo Investment in 1999 as design manager. She moved to Warsaw in 2004 to work for Parkridge as director of design and planning and in 2012 she joined the Mountpark, where she is responsible for planning and design.
Architect, Design and Planning Director – Central Europe
Angelika worked for architectural practices in Berlin and Warsaw before joining Parkridge in 2006 as investment director. Following further roles in the industrial property sector, she joined Mountpark in 2017, where she is responsible for pre-development and investment operations in central Europe.
Architect, Investment Director – Central Europe
Kamila worked in the City of London before specialising in finance for the construction and property development sector. She was involved in a number of residential and commercial projects across central Europe before joining Mountpark in 2018 as finance director for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Finance Director – Central Europe
Severine started her accountancy career in the UK before moving to Luxembourg, where she worked for both service providers and property companies. In 2016, she joined Mountpark, where she is responsible for administration, accounting and group reporting.
Financial Controller - Luxembourg
Adonis started his career in Finland before moving to Luxembourg in 2017, where he worked for a service provider specializing in real estate investments. In 2018, he joined Mountpark as a senior accountant.
Senior Accountant, Corporate & European
We work with companies across the UK and Europe, including some of the world's leading brands.
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We support some amazing charities who work with children and military veterans. The Directors of Mountpark have been responsible for providing 27 sunshine coaches to disadvantaged children across the UK and Ireland. We've also played a part in supporting vulnerable veterans to integrate back into society and sustain their independence.
One of the key challenges facing the logistics sector is the availability of suitably skilled and priced labour. Given relatively low unemployment and a shrinking workforce within Europe, the supply of labour has become a critical location decision factor.Download Issue Two
Despite technological advances and more widespread automation, the logistics sector remains a relatively labour-intensive industry.
At an aggregate level, the unemployment rate across Europe is now below its pre-crisis low.
There is a perception that the overwhelming reason for labour shortages is a supply issue, over which the industry has little control.
"Technological advances and more widespread automation will facilitate increased production and demand, but it won’t eliminate the labour component."