Pan-European real estate investment manager Boreal IM has strengthened its asset management team with the appointment of Johana Ruiz, most recently of Mileway, as vice president.
Ruiz brings over 15 years of development and asset management experience to Boreal, with roles in Colombia and France across multiple sectors, including industrial and logistics. At Mileway, Blackstone’s logistics platform, she oversaw development and project management of the firm's portfolio in France.
Ruiz will support in development and project management across a portfolio that includes over 900,000 m2 of standing assets and 200,000 m2 of developments in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. The portfolio, currently valued at €1.3 bn, is the product of a joint venture between Boreal IM and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Ruiz’s hire brings Boreal’s headcount to 23 and nationality count to 15. The pan-European investment manager, whose current focus is on the industrial and logistics sectors, is headquartered in London and has a local presence in the Netherlands and France.
Peter Bingel, Partner, Boreal IM, commented: 'Johana adds great strength and depth to a team that is already highly experienced, diverse and versatile, with proven expertise in construction, refurbishment and industrial and logistics asset management.
'Hands-on value creation is a central feature of our investment strategy, whether that be through development and refurbishment, targeted capex programmes, or ESG improvements, and Johana will play an important role in this.'
Said Ruiz: 'Boreal has developed a market-leading reputation in the space of two years in the European logistics market. I look forward to bringing my experience in green real estate development, helping to drive sustainable and long-term value for our investment partners.'