Bridge Development Partners has appointed Stephen Vickers as Senior Vice President, Development to lead the firm’s project delivery in the UK.
BRIDGE, the US-based privately owned industrial real estate firm, launched its UK operations in November 2020 with the appointment of industrial real estate specialist Paul Hanley as Partner, London to lead the team alongside BRIDGE’s Vice President Chris Doloughty.
In his new role, Stephen will be responsible for all the UK construction and project delivery. With over 30 years’ experience within the property market, Stephen started his career with an industrial consultancy before moving to a UK commercial agency to set up and lead the Project Management and Cost Consultancy division. He then moved to the client side working for six years with one of Europe’s largest industrial landlords, leading industrial and logistics developments across Europe.
Paul comments: “We are delighted to announce this new addition to our team so soon after launching in the UK. Stephen has a wealth of experience in the industrial and logistics sector, across the UK and Europe, and has built a fantastic reputation in the market. We are thrilled to have him on the team.”
Stephen says: “It’s great to be joining such a well-placed, entrepreneurial company and it is very exciting to be part of the team from such an early stage. Paul and Chris have been actively seeking sites since BRIDGE’s launch in November and we are ready to kickstart 2021 with a bang!”
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, BRIDGE focuses on last mile logistics, brownfield redevelopment and cold storage assets. The firm is one of the most dominant players in the seven uber core industrial markets in the US where they are regarded as one of the most active industrial and logistics developers.
BRIDGE was Co-founded in 2000 by CEO and industry veteran Steve Poulos. Financially backed with institutional capital, the firm has a focus on the acquisition and development of Class-A industrial real estate in the supply constrained core US markets of Chicago, Miami, New Jersey/New York, Los Angeles/San Francisco, and Seattle. Since its inception, BRIDGE has successfully acquired and developed more than 44 million square feet of industrial product, with a value of more than $7.3 billion across the US.