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.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP BIOS

 

Executive Leadership Team

  • Jay Cornforth

    Managing Partner, Global Head of Industrial

    • +1.212.978.1796
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    Jay is Managing Partner, Global Head of Industrial. 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 MSF and a development land bank in excess of 30 MSF. 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

    • +44 (20) 7901 4482
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    Pat McGillycuddy is Chief Executive Officer at IDI Gazeley, Europe and China.

    Pat is a founding member of IDI Gazeley (formerly Gazeley), which was formed out of the Asda Group in 1987 to take advantage of general development opportunities at that time. He is passionate about bringing high levels of customer service and products to the real estate industry. Pat is committed to developing tomorrow’s leaders and inspiring people to be all that they can be.
  • Kent D. Greenawalt

    Executive Vice President and Global Chief Operating Officer

    • +1.404.479.4088
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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

    • +1.404.479.1633
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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

    • +1.404.479.1632
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    As Senior Vice President, Global Director of Corporate Development, Paul oversees the marketing, branding, communications and information technology efforts for IDI Gazeley. His expertise includes geospatial analytics, complex site selection and real estate planning for product distribution and manufacturing facilities.

    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 International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.
  • Matthew Berger

    Chief Financial Officer - North America

    • +1.404.479.1670
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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 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

    • +44 (20) 7901 4481
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    As Chief Financial Officer, Europe and China, and a member of the leadership team, Shane is responsible for Finance, Legal, Tax, Treasury and IT.

    Shane is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW in 1994 and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Prior to joining Gazeley in March 2014, Shane worked in various finance roles for three FTSE 100 companies. He joined Multiplex in 2004 as the Financial Controller for its UK Construction business, which was later acquired by Brookfield and he has since then held various group reporting roles mainly overseeing Brookfield’s European real estate and infrastructure businesses. Shane worked on Brookfield’s acquisition of Gazeley and is now part of IDI Gazeley.
  • G. Bryan Blasingame, Jr.

    Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

    • +1.404.479.4053
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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 Acquisitions Officer - Europe and China

    • +44 (20) 7901 4483
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    Nick is Chief Acquisition Officer at IDI Gazeley Europe and China. He is a member of the Leadership Team and has operational responsibility for IDI Gazeley’s acquisition and disposition activities across the business.

    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 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 Gazeley’s business in China.
  • Alex Verbeek

    Chief Development Officer

    • +44 (20) 7901 4468
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    Alex is Head of Development, Europe and China and a member of the Leadership Team.

    Prior to working at Gazeley, Alex qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at global property consultancy, Jones Lang LaSalle in London. He has an undergraduate B.A. Honours degree and a postgraduate Master’s degree in Land Management from Reading University. Alex has been a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for 15 years. An open, forthright and a customer oriented deal maker, he has over 17 years' experience in the UK industrial market.
  • Ingo Steves

    MD and SVP IDI Gazeley Germany, Head of Operations Europe and China

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    Ingo Steves is the Managing Director and Senior Vice President of IDI Gazeley Germany and oversees all German development projects. As Head of Operations he is responsible 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. Today he is a teacher in Real Estate Management with focus on industrial at European Business School (ebs) Oestrich-Winkel which has a top ranking on an international level. Ingo has a degree in Business Administration.
  • 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

    • +44 (20) 7901 4460
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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.

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

    • +1.404.479.4048
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    As Vice President of Human Resources, Debbi is responsible for directing all North America Human Resources initiatives in key areas such as benefits, staffing, onboarding, performance management, organizational development, employee relations, compensation and payroll. Leveraging her strengths in relationship building and employee relations, Debbi developed several platforms and processes for the company, including the IDI Gazeley staffing strategy, performance management process, a performance evaluation platform, and new benefits.
  • Haidée Klein

    HR Manager - Europe and China

    • +44 (20) 7901 4456
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    As HR Manager 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, organizational 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.

Media Inquiry

North America
Andria Detaille
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andria.detaille@brookfieldlogistics.com

Europe + Asia
Kordula Kiefer-Kempf
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kordula.kiefer-kempf@brookfieldlogistics.com

United Kingdom
Nick Brown
+44 (20) 7901 4455
nick.brown@brookfieldlogistics.com