CBRE GI sets up global logistics team

CBRE Global Investors announced on Wednesday that it is creating a global sector-specific logistics team and has appointed Christina Forrest as head of EMEA Direct Logistics Strategies.

CBRE Global Investors, which has $14 bn of direct logistics AUM, has made the appointment effective October 2021. Forrest will also cover the role of fund manager for the CBRE European Industrial Fund and CBRE Logistics Venture.

Also, Laurie Lagarde will become head of EMEA Logistics Operator Division and will lead the sector-specialized team in the execution and operation of CBRE Global Investors’ EMEA direct logistics investments.

Forrest is a 16-year real estate investment industry veteran and most recently served as fund manager for CBRE GI’s logistics-focused European value-add fund series, for which she will maintain oversight responsibility.

Lagarde has over 20 years’ experience in the logistics industry, including five years with the firm leading logistics investment strategies and 10 years with a leading logistics firm, where she headed up European logistics transactions.

‘We have deep knowledge and scale in the sector. With favorable forecasts and a recommended overweight for logistics in all three of our key regions, we believe this sector will continue to create vast future opportunities. As such, we are delighted to bring together top specialists to help our clients find opportunities and realize returns based on our unique ability to deliver on all aspects of an investment’s lifecycle,’ said Chuck Leitner, CEO, CBRE Global Investors.


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