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

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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

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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.
  • 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.

    Executive Vice President and 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 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

    Head of Development Europe and China

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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.
  • Greg J. Ryan

    Senior Vice President and Head of Operations

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    As Senior Vice President and Head of Operations, Greg oversees all operational aspects IDI Gazeley’s North American activities. The scope of his responsibilities includes asset management, leasing, property management and dispositions. During his tenure with IDI Gazeley, Greg has been the Managing Director of Acquisitions, directing the Investment Management group’s efforts to purchase well-located, high-quality warehouse and distribution facilities for IDI Gazeley’s various funds. Greg evaluated every acquisition opportunity within North America, both on-market and off-market, pursuing IDI Gazeley’s interests in both core and value-add opportunities.

    Prior to the formation of Investment Management, Greg handled all investment sales, acquisitions, joint ventures, fund formations, asset management, long term debt and other capital market activities for IDI Gazeley (formerly IDI) in North America.
  • 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.
  • Paul Roeser

    Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

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  • Debbi Kvietkus, PHR

    Vice President, Human Resources

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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

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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 Kriss
+1.404.479.1675
andria.kriss@brookfieldlogistics.com

Europe + Asia
Kordula Kiefer-Kempf
+49 (69) 256 1299-11
kordula.kiefer-kempf@brookfieldlogistics.com

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