Mountpark Logistics.

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.

20 developments

10 Buildings

Meet the team.

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.

Chairman

After relocating from the US, Justin started working with Mountpark in 2015 as part of the company’s joint venture with USAA Real Estate. Justin became CEO of Mountpark in 2019, overseeing the company’s operations and real estate investment activities while, at the same time, continuing to manage USAA Real Estate’s operations in Europe.

Justin Hildebrandt.

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Roger Sporle, MRICS.

Chief Operating Officer

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.

Philip O’Callaghan, MRICS.

Managing Director - UK & Ireland

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.

Nigel Rowe, MRICS.

Managing Director - Western Europe

Mario has more than 25 years of experience in the supply chain and logistics real estate industry in Asia Pacific, Western and Central Eastern Europe. He has held senior executive positions with DHL Supply Chain, Transporeon Group, Prologis and Deutsche Logistik Holding - part of the Zech Group in Germany. Mario is responsible for development activity in the Central European region.

Managing Director - Central Europe

Vishnu is a finance lawyer with 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He was General Counsel at Commercial Mortgage Bank in Europe and then worked in the Real Estate Capital Markets Group at BNP Paribas, before becoming Head of Transaction Management at CBRE Capital Advisors in the Debt and Structured Finance team. Vishnu joined Mountpark in 2020, where in addition to his role as General Counsel, he is responsible for debt and treasury management.

General Counsel

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.

Tom Kilmister, MRICS.

Development Director – UK & Ireland

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.

Marc Moran, MIEI MCIOB.

Construction Director - UK & Ireland

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.

David Carvey, MRICS.

Development Director – UK & Ireland

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 on a pan- Eurpope basis, from procurement through to completion.

Wal Groves, MCIOB.

European Construction Director

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.

Tom Fowler-Tutt, MRICS.

Director – Corporate & European

Prior to joining Mountpark, Bart spent five years in the National Investment team at GVA (now Avison Young). As a qualified chartered surveyor, he focussed on the acquisition, funding and disposal of industrial and logistics assets.

Bart is responsible for corporate and property transactions in the UK and Europe.

Bart Holt-Smith, MRICS.

Associate Director - Corporate & European

Before joining Mountpark, Matt managed the Safestore UK portfolio, acquiring new development sites and providing strategic advice. He began his career at Savills in the Industrial & Logistics team, qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 2018.

Matt Ryan, MRICS.

Associate Director - UK & Ireland

Barry has worked in financial services for most of his career and during the last 11 years, he has specialised in the insurance sector. He joined Mountpark in July 2019 as Group Accountant.

Group Accountant

Brett began his career at Cushman & Wakefield, where he qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2018. Moving into the UK Capital Markets team, he focussed on logistics investment.

Brett joined Mountpark in 2020 and is responsible for delivering developments across the UK and Ireland.

Brett Huxley, MRICS.

Development Manager - UK & Ireland

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.

Severine Desnos, BTS.

Financial Controller - Luxembourg

Office Manager - UK & Ireland

Team Assistant - UK & Ireland

Office Manager – Western Europe

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.

Olivier Parizot, MSc.

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.

John Derwéduwé, MBA.

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.

Leandro Greblo, MICE.

Projects Director – Iberia

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.

Piotr Michalski, Arch MBA.

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

Piotr began his career in 2006 as an industrial agent at DTZ Poland. He moved into industrial development in 2008 working with developers such as Prologis, Europolis and P3 Logistic Park to expand their portfolios in Poland. Piotr joined Mountpark in 2020 as development director with responsibility for projects across Central Europe.

Piotr Bzowski.

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.

Patrycja Wojciechowska.

Development 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.

Angelika Giedych.

Architect, Investment Director – Central Europe

Our Customers & Partners.

We work with companies across the UK and Europe, including some of the world's leading brands.

  • Mountpark Airport City.

    Location -

    Manchester, UK

    Size -

    277,389 sq ft

    Mountpark Sered .

    Location -

    Sered, Slovakia

    Size -

    63,206 M2

    Mountpark Bardon.

    Location -

    Bardon, UK

    Size -

    1.06 million sq ft

  • Mountpark Wakefield.

    Location -

    Wakefield, UK

    Size -

    133,445 sq ft

  • Mountpark Southampton.

    Location -

    Southampton, UK

    Size -

    64,384 sq ft

  • Mountpark Warrington Omega.

    Location -

    Warrington, UK

    Size -

    346,153 sq ft

  • Mountpark Southampton.

    Location -

    Southampton, UK

    Size -

    102,590 sq ft

  • Mountpark Bardon.

    Location -

    Bardon, UK

    Size -

    317,587 sq ft

  • Mountpark Baldonnell.

    Location -

    Baldonnell, Ireland

    Size -

    140,666 sq ft

  • Mountpark Southampton, Phase 2.

    Location -

    Southampton, UK

    Size -

    107,392 sq ft

  • Mountpark Illescas.

    Location -

    Illescas II, Spain

    Size -

    44,747 sq m

  • Mountpark Southampton.

    Location -

    Southampton

    Size -

    68, 771 sq ft

  • Mountpark Warrington Omega.

    Location -

    Warrington

    Size -

    37,865 sq ft

  • Mountpark Baldonnell.

    Location -

    Dublin

    Size -

    118,891 sq ft

  • Mountpark Bardon.

    Location -

    Bardon

    Size -

    65,015 sq ft

Our charity partners.

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.

Issue 5

Will the recent surge in online sales be maintained and what does it mean for logistics real estate?.

Online shopping has emerged as invaluable during the COVID-19 crisis. Consumer behaviour has changed significantly due to the pandemic and the online retail industry has seen strong growth. But, to what extent is this a temporary or permanent shift?

Download Issue 5

Key insights.

Why is labour so important?

Despite technological advances and more widespread automation, the logistics sector remains a relatively labour-intensive industry.

Is there a labour shortage In Europe?

At an aggregate level, the unemployment rate across Europe is now below its pre-crisis low.

Real Estate as part of the solution

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."

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