President & CEO
Nick Cook is Chief Executive Officer of Gazeley, GLP’s platform in Europe. Nick was previously Chief Operating Officer of Gazeley where he oversaw all capital deployment, disposition and operational aspects of the business in Europe.
Nick joined Gazeley in 2002 and has held several key positions including establishing Gazeley’s profitable UAE business unit and looking after Gazeley’s business in China, while maintaining a detailed involvement in all aspects of the European business.
Nick is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has 19 years’ experience in the real estate development and investment market. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Practice Surveying & Commercial Property Development from Nottingham Trent University and has completed training in several professional courses including a Management & Leadership program at Harvard Business School. Nick is based in London.
Chief Financial Officer
Shane is responsible for Finance, Tax, Treasury and IT. Prior to joining Gazeley in March 2014, Shane worked in various finance roles for three FTSE 100 companies. He later joined Multiplex in 2004 as the Financial Controller for its UK Construction business, which was later, acquired by Brookfield in 2007. Since then he has held various group reporting roles mainly overseeing Brookfield’s European real estate and infrastructure businesses. He worked on Brookfield’s acquisition of Gazeley and is now part of Gazeley.
Shane is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW in 1994 and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Daan Van Den Hoven
Head of Fund Management & Capital Deployment – Europe
Daan van den Hoven is Head of Fund Management and Capital Deployment for GLP Europe. Before joining GLP, Daan worked over 10 years at Prologis having various Pan-European responsibilities. Until recently, Daan had been acting as Vice President of Transactions and he has executed over €1 billion in transactions across Europe. Prior to that, Daan served as Director of Capital Deployment and as a Portfolio Manager for the Prologis European Properties Fund II where he was responsible for formulating and implementing the short and long-term fund management strategy, investor reporting and investor relations. Daan also worked as an asset manager for Northern Europe and has implemented asset-level strategies for approximately €1.2 billion of real estate.
Daan holds an MSc in Real Estate Management & Development from the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Managing Director, North Europe
Ingo joined Gazeley in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing capital deployments, dispositions and all operational aspects in Northern Europe. Following Brookfield’s acquisition of Gazeley from Dubai World in 2013, he was appointed Head of Operations for Europe and China, playing an instrumental role in establishing Gazeley’s core operations and asset management capability. Ingo has developed and acquired more than 1 million square metres of logistics assets for customers such as Amazon, Adidas, VW, Bosch, UPS and Mercedes.
Prior to joining Gazeley, he worked as a real estate banker at WestLB-Group, for the investment vehicles of Warburg and Deutsche Bank and as a Market Officer for Germany at US REIT Prologis. He holds a MBA degree from the University of Cologne and is a course lecturer in industrial real estate at EBS, Oestrich-Winkel, one of the world’s leading universities covering real estate
Managing Director, UK
Following a number of roles in the UK business for 12 years, including Development Director and Operations Director Alex now leads the UK covering all aspects of activity – development, acquisitions, asset management and leasing.
Highlights include managing and delivering over three million square feet at Magna Park Milton Keynes for customers including John Lewis, River Island and Waitrose and being responsible for the 1 million square feet UK speculative development programme.
Before joining Gazeley, Alex spent 10 years at Jones Lang LaSalle as a Director responsible for the South UK Industrial & Logistics Brokerage and Development Team, advising investors and developers.
Alex is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Media and Communications and a Masters postgraduate degree in Real Estate.
Managing Director, South Europe
Fabrice joined Gazeley 2014 and oversees all the business of Gazeley in Southern Europe including Acquisitions, Development and Asset Management.
Fabrice has almost 20 years of experience in real estate and under his leadership, Gazeley has become a key player on the French market.
Previously he was Director of Capital Transactions Continental Europe at Goodman, responsible for acquisitions and sales in key European markets. He also worked for major institutional investors such as AXA and Gecina. During his career, Fabrice has achieved over €1bn of investments, especially in the logistics sector.
Fabrice is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and has a degree in law. He has also completed a postgraduate course in management at HEC Paris business school.
Rachel set up Gazeley’s in house legal function when she joined in 2014 and leads Gazeley’s legal strategy in Europe. She supports our teams on all of our transactions and coordinates our dedicated team of external counsel. She is also responsible for our governance, risk management and compliance programmes including conducting appropriate training.
Prior to joining Gazeley, Rachel spent 10 years in the commercial real estate department of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP where she gained a broad experience of major corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals, corporate occupier lettings, acquisition finance and development projects.
Rachel has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. She has a solid understanding of cross border legal distinctions and has contributed to publications of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate and other legal journals.
Haidee has worked for Gazeley for 13 years and played a key role in supporting the transition and restructuring of resource during the sale of the Gazeley Group in 2008 & 2013. Haidee is responsible for the HR strategy and operations across 4 different employment entities in the UK, France, Spain and Germany.
Working closely with internal stakeholders, Haidee is responsible for driving the creation of an environment that embeds the company’s Vision, Mission and Values, enabling strong performance from our colleagues that exceeds Gazeley’s high standards and makes Gazeley a great place to work.
Haidee is a member of the Charter Institute of Professional Development and contributes to their ongoing research on the world of HR & people development.
Head of Construction
Graeme joined Gazeley in 2017 as UK Construction Director. Graeme was recently promoted within Gazeley in February 2018 to Head of Europe Construction. In 2018 alone, Graeme successfully executed in UK over 3msqft of Construction Development.
He is responsible for and provides full support to the European teams on all aspects of development from land acquisition and control, customer lead built to suit development and the speculative development programme.
Prior to joining Gazeley: Graeme was Head of Warehouse Construction for Lidl UK, GmbH for over 10 years. Graeme also held the role of Head of Store Construction within Lidl London/UK for 5 years and led the entire construction process on a full turn-key basis for rapid store expansion in U.K.
Graeme speaks German and is fully CITB qualified as a Project Manager for major site works. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business with Marketing/Modern Languages and a PGDip/MSc degree in International Business.
Head of Business Development & Marketing
Florian joined Gazeley in 2013 and is in charge of developing privileged relationships with existing and potential global customers, and oversees relationships with international key customers. He has more than 13 years of experience in international logistics real estate developments, assisting customers with industrial warehouse requirements in countries across Europe.
Prior to joining Gazeley, Florian spent 9 years as Director for International Business Development at GSE, a leading Design & Build Contractor for logistics buildings.
Florian speaks fluent German and French and holds Masters’ degrees in History and Business Administration from the University of Aix-en-Provence/ France.
Country Director Spain
Oscar has been working for Gazeley for over 9 years. He started as a construction manager in Spain before being sent to China for 3 years. He returned to Europe in 2015 and took over his current role.
Oscar has successfully developed class A logistics projects covering more than 500,000 square meters in Europe and China.
Prior to joining Gazeley, Oscar was General Manager and Technical Director of Turnkey Construction (GSE). He has extensive solid experience in planning and implementing industrial projects around the world. He spent 16 years working in 7 countries on 3 continents. In Spain, he is considered one of the pioneers in the introduction of the concept of modern flexible logistics parks, where quality and rapid construction are in the foreground.
Oscar holds a degree in civil engineering from the Polytechnic College of Catalonia UPC in Barcelona.