Verdion boosts investment team to step up acquisition activity

Oliver Kemper, Senior Investment Manager, Verdion.

Pan-European logistics specialist Verdion has appointed Oliver Kemper as Senior Investment Manager.

Kemper (34) will focus on identifying, sourcing, analysing, negotiating and executing investment opportunities, transactions, acquisitions and disposals for Verdion European Logistics Fund 1 (VELF 1). He is based at the firm’s Frankfurt office and reports to Florian Stöbe, Verdion’s Head of Investment for Germany who joined in June this year.

He joins from KanAm Grund in Frankfurt where he was an Investment Manager, and before that spent time at Logicor where his focus was value add logistics investments across Germany. He began his career at JLL.

VELF 1 is focussed on acquiring urban logistics assets in edge-of-town or infill locations in strategic locations in Northern Europe. It recently held its final close with total equity commitments of €137 million.

Florian Stöbe, Head of Investment for Germany, at Verdion said: “While VELF 1 has already made acquisitions across Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, our focus remains on sourcing and acquiring additional assets at a faster pace in strategic corridors across Northern Europe.

“What sets Verdion apart in this very active market is our focus on sites with value-add potential. It is the opportunity to redevelop, regenerate or regear assets that drives our strategy and Oliver’s appointment to the team.”