Leadership

Great leadership goes beyond the balance sheet. The best executives inspire their colleagues, practice the ethics they wish to see in others and demonstrate their commitment to the greater community. Through personal example and a commitment to selfless values, IDI Gazeley’s leaders create a culture that stimulates exceptional individual performance and establishes enduring relationships with customers, colleagues and the communities it serves.

 

  • Jay Cornforth

    Managing Partner, Global Head of Industrial

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    Jay is Managing Partner, Global Head of Industrial. After joining Brookfield in 2013, he oversaw the acquisition and rebranding of IDI Gazeley into one of the world’s leading investors and developers of logistics real estate. Jay has over 20 years of real estate experience and joined Brookfield in late 2013 from Prologis where he was President, East Region, overseeing an operating portfolio of 92 million sq. ft. and a development land bank in excess of 30 million sq. ft. Jay previously worked at AMB beginning in 2003 prior to the AMB/Prologis merger in June 2011. For most of his career Jay has focused on the industrial warehouse space beginning with Cabot Industrial Trust and its successor company, Cabot Properties, where he was an SVP and held national development duties. He also worked at AEW Capital Management in various roles as VP Portfolio Management and Investments. Jay received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Science Real Estate Development from New York University.
  • Pat McGillycuddy

    Chief Executive Officer - Europe and China

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    Pat has worked for IDI Gazeley (formerly Gazeley) for over 30 years, supporting his colleagues by ensuring the company has the necessary resources to deliver its commitments to customers and stakeholders. Along with the Senior Team, he has helped to grow Gazeley from a single country entity to one of the world’s leading logistics companies with a presence in 9 countries worldwide. Pat has played a central role in Gazeley’s journey from Walmart to Dubai World and through to IDI Gazeley today.

    Pat is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, and a Member of the Association of Project Managers. In 2005, he completed the Harvard Business School AMP programme on campus.
  • Kent D. Greenawalt

    Global Chief Operating Officer

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    As Global Chief Operating Officer, Kent works closely with the global Development, Acquisition and Asset Management teams to continue to refine operating standards for the growing global platform and to help direct the implementation of strategic business plans. He also participates in key decisions as a member of the executive management team and assists in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives with a strong focus on customer service.
  • John Morgan

    Senior Vice President, Global Head of Construction and Design

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    As Senior Vice President, Global Head of Construction and Design, John assumes overall responsibility for design and construction standards for IDI Gazeley. He leads the company with respect to technical facets of development, including master planning, design, procurement, construction and tenant improvement. John also actively mentors the development team to ensure we are maximizing our global platform and brand. In addition, he proactively supports build-to-suit opportunities in local markets and assists in pioneering new, global development markets.
  • Paul Roeser

    Senior Vice President, Global Director of Corporate Development

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    As Global Director of Corporate Development, Paul oversees the business development, marketing, communications and information technology efforts for IDI Gazeley. Grouping all of these segments together under the Corporate Development umbrella streamlines IDI Gazeley’s operational capabilities and better prepares us to help customers identify new opportunities and strategically grow their businesses around the world.

    Paul is a graduate of The University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Commercial Real Estate. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.
  • Matthew Berger

    Chief Financial Officer - North America

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    As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Matt Berger oversees IDI Gazeley’s North American assets, which are valued at approximately $2 billion. He is responsible for financial operations, including accounting, treasury, tax and finance functions. He also supervises IDI Gazeley’s North America joint venture portfolio, valued at just under $1 billion and maintains relationships with investors and key stakeholders.

    Matt joined IDI Gazeley from Brookfield Renewable Energy Group where he worked as Head of Capital Markets. He played a key role in supporting the long-term growth of the business on a global scale.
  • Shane Kelly

    Chief Financial Officer - Europe and China

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    As Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Senior Team, Shane is responsible for Finance, Legal, 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 IDI Gazeley.

    Shane is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW in 1994 and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
  • G. Bryan Blasingame, Jr.

    Chief Investment Officer

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    As Chief Investment Officer, Bryan oversees IDI Gazeley’s North America Investments group, which provides acquisition, disposition, portfolio and asset management, and research services for IDI Gazeley and its clients.

    Prior to his expanded role as Chief Investment Officer, Bryan was directly responsible for dispositions and the management of IDI Gazeley’s North America ownership portfolio, as well as those portfolios jointly owned in ventures with third parties. Since joining IDI Gazeley (formerly IDI) in 1995, he has participated in the sale of more than 55 million square feet of industrial buildings with an aggregate sale price of more than $2.3 billion to both institutional and private equity buyers. During that period, Bryan was also responsible for the capital sourcing and formation of several development and long-term ownership ventures in which the cumulative value exceeded $2.5 billion.
  • Nick Cook

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Nick is Chief Operating Officer at IDI Gazeley Europe and China and oversees all capital deployment, disposition and operational aspects of the business in these parts of the globe.

    Nick is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has fifteen years’ experience in the real estate development and investment market. He is a U.K. graduate majoring in General Practice Surveying & Commercial Property Development and has completed training in several professional courses including a Management & Leadership program at Harvard Business School in Boston. Nick joined IDI Gazeley (formerly Gazeley) in 2003 and worked as a Director in the U.K. Team for five years. In 2008, he was seconded to Dubai to establish Gazeley’s profitable UAE business unit. He has also spent several years working with IDI Gazeley’s business in China.
  • David Laibstain

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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    As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, David oversees all IDI Gazeley legal matters and supervises and coordinates IDI Gazeley’s outside counsels. David is primarily focused on IDI Gazeley’s acquisition and disposition transactions, as well as financings, equity, corporate governance and compliance matters.

    David received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Providence, RI, and his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), including its Legal Forum, and the National Association of Real Estate Investments (NAREIT).
  • Rachel Walker

    General Counsel - Europe and China

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    As General Counsel, Rachel is responsible for all IDI Gazeley legal matters in Europe and China. She leads the legal strategy on major transactions and coordinates external counsel. Rachel manages the legals on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, developments and employment matters, as well as corporate governance and compliance, including conducting appropriate training.

    Rachel has led the legals on a number of complex pan-european acquisitions and financing while at IDI Gazeley. She has a solid understanding of cross-border legal distinctions as well as an in-depth knowledge of commercial market practice on real estate projects.

    Rachel has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. Prior to joining IDI Gazeley in 2014, Rachel spent 10 years in the commercial real estate department of a large international law firm where she gained a broad experience of major corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals, corporate occupier lettings, acquisition finance and development projects. She is a member of the Law Society and has contributed to publications of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate and other legal journals.
  • Debbi Kvietkus, PHR

    Vice President, Human Resources

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    As Vice President of Human Resources, Debbi is responsible for directing all Human Resources initiatives for North America in key areas such as benefits, staffing, onboarding, performance management, employee relations and compensation. Since joining IDI Gazeley, Debbi has developed and launched several platforms and processes for the company, including a performance evaluation process, a new benefits platform, and an internal posting process and national staffing strategy. Debbi is also the Global Coordinator of Human Resources, providing leadership to the global IDI Gazeley Human Resources team and serving as strategic leader of all organizational development and effectiveness, training and succession planning initiatives.

    Debbi holds a B.B.A. degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and an M.B.A. focused in Human Resources from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She also holds the PHR designation from the HR Certification Institute and the SHRM-CP designation from the Society for Human Resource Management.
  • Haidée Klein

    Human Resources Director - Europe and China

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    As HR Director for Europe and China, Haidée works closely with the Global Head of Human Resources in establishing the best fitting policies in key areas such as benefits, on boarding, performance management, organisational development, employee relations, compensation and payroll.

    Working closely with internal stakeholders, Haidée 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 IDI Gazeley’s high standards and make IDI Gazeley a great place to work. She is a member of the Charter Institute of Professional Development and contributes to their ongoing research on the world of HR & people development.
  • Doug Armbruster

    Senior Vice President & Regional Director - Central Northeast Region

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    As Senior Vice President and Regional Director of IDI Gazeley’s Central Northeast market offices, Doug is directly responsible for leading all capital deployment and operations efforts for the region. This includes overseeing all land and building acquisitions, development, construction, leasing, sales, dispositions and property management in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and New Jersey. Since coming to IDI Gazeley in 1995, Doug has been involved with leasing and development of inventory and build-to-suit projects totaling more than 20 million square feet of space, valued at more than $950 million.
  • Fabrice Cervoni

    Senior Vice President & Managing Director - Southern Europe

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    Fabrice Cervoni is a Senior Vice President and the Managing Director of Southern Europe. He oversees all the business of IDI Gazeley in France including acquisitions, development and asset management. With almost 20 years of real estate experience, Fabrice has helped IDI Gazeley become a key player in the French market.

    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.
  • Brian Gagne

    Senior Vice President & Regional Director - West Region

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    Brian Gagne is Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the West Region. He is focused on sourcing existing building acquisitions and development opportunities across the entire West Coast. Brian has over ten years of experience sourcing industrial acquisition and development opportunities. Since 2007, he has acquired over $1.1 billion in industrial assets including development projects totaling approximately $200 million in total capitalization. Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude from Babson College with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance and Evaluation.
  • Tom George

    Senior Vice President & Regional Director - Midwest Region

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    Tom is Senior Vice President and Regional Director for IDI Gazeley’s Midwest Region which serves markets including Chicago, Memphis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and Toronto. Based in the company’s Chicago office, He leads all capital deployment and operations efforts for the region, including building acquisitions, dispositions, development, and asset management, along with land acquisition and development.

    Tom has been responsible for the development of more than 2,000 acres of land in 19 business parks, along with approximately 27 million square feet of industrial and office facilities. During his tenure, the Chicago market office has developed over 100 facilities including 50 build-to-suit facilities.
  • Scott Helms

    Senior Vice President & Regional Director - Florida

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    As Senior Vice President and Regional Director for IDI Gazeley’s Fort Lauderdale office, Scott oversees all development activities in Central and South Florida. IDI Gazeley currently has seven business parks in South Florida totaling 6 million square feet and is developing four business parks in Central Florida that will provide a total of 4.5 million square feet upon completion. Scott directs the Fort Lauderdale office’s sustainable development initiatives, which include seven projects in various stages of development designed to receive LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
  • Doug Johnson

    Senior Vice President & Regional Director - Texas

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    Doug, who founded IDI Gazeley’s Dallas market office in 1994, is Senior Vice President and Regional Director responsible for directing IDI Gazeley’s development activities in all Texas markets. In addition to managing the day-to-day Texas operations, he oversees land procurement, development, acquisitions, and asset management of IDI Gazeley buildings in Texas. During Doug’s tenure, IDI Gazeley has become the leading developer of quality, high-performance distribution facilities in the Texas market, constructing approximately 18 million square feet of industrial and office facilities in North Texas, Houston, El Paso and Border markets.

    Doug is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas and a member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR). He is also an associate member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and past board member of the Plano Economic Developers Council and Dallas Area Economic Development Association.
  • Sally Lin

    Vice President & Regional Director - China

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    Sally Lin is Vice President and Country Director at IDI Gazeley China. In this role, she is in charge of IDI Gazeley’s business development, strategic investment and land acquisition in China.

    Sally joined the company in 2007 as a Development Manager, taking on the responsibility for business development, strategic investment and land acquisition. During this period, Sally excelled in building relationships with local government and other authorities

    Sally has over 15 years of experience within the industrial real estate sector and has worked on over 600,000 square metres of transaction volume. She graduated from East China University of Science.
  • Tim Moore

    Market Officer - Memphis

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    Tim is responsible for the marketing of both IDI Gazeley-owned development properties and third-party-owned buildings in in Memphis, Tennessee, DeSoto County, Mississippi, and West Memphis, Arkansas.
  • Ingo Steves

    MD, SVP & Regional Director - Germany, Netherlands and CEE

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    Ingo Steves is Managing Director of IDI Gazeley Germany and oversees all German development projects. He also serves as Head of Operations for IDI Gazeley’s portfolio management in Europe and China. Since joining the company in 2007, Ingo has played a significant role in developing business in the region and strengthening relationships with both existing and potential customers.

    Ingo has an MBA from Cologne University and a postgraduate degree in real estate. He currently teaches Real Estate Management with a focus on Industrial at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, one of the world's leading universities in real estate.
  • Alex Verbeek

    Senior Vice President & Regional Director - U.K.

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    Alex leads the UK Region covering all aspects of activity – development, acquisitions, asset management and leasing.

    Prior to his current role Alex was responsible for all development activity across IDI Gazeley’s European portfolio, which followed a number of roles in the UK business over 10 years, including Development Director and Operations Director. Highlights include managing and delivering over three million square feet at Magna Park Milton Keynes for the likes of John Lewis, River Island and Waitrose and being responsible for the 1 million square feet UK speculative development programme.

    Alex has been a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for 18 years and holds a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Media and Communications and a Masters postgraduate degree in Real Estate.
  • Ryan Wood

    Market Officer - Atlanta

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    As Market Officer, Ryan Wood supports leasing and asset management efforts and oversees capital development and capital recycling work for the Atlanta region.

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