Verdion boosts technical team with new senior hires

Verdion has strengthened its technical team in Germany with two senior hires. The appointments are part of a Europe-wide move to reinforce the investor, developer and asset manager’s design and construction capability as its project pipeline grows.

Alptug Taskin joins Verdion as Senior Technical Project Manager based at Verdion’s Frankfurt office. He will be responsible for all technical areas of the company’s VELF1 fund in Germany, which is focussed on high quality logistics assets with value-add potential. This role will include supporting the team in due diligence for new acquisitions and capex projects for existing buildings, as well as new VELF developments which he will lead through to completion. He has 28 years of professional experience, with previous roles including architect and technical manager for institutional investors such as Conren Land and Logicor, and a focus on improving the sustainability of projects throughout his career.

Giancarlo Ciccotelli joins as Technical Project Lead – Cost Management, based at the company’s Düsseldorf office. He has 14 years of experience in construction and project management, most recently heading up technical controlling and risk management at BAM Deutschland. He will lead all of Verdion’s construction tender processes, negotiating contracts with general contractors and subcontractors and driving efficiencies across this area of the business to ensure that programmes are delivered quickly and efficiently by best-in-class contractor and subcontractor teams.

André Banschus, Executive Director at Verdion, said: “We have some major, technically complex assets in the pipeline and in the current market it’s more important than ever that requirements for new space are delivered efficiently. These new team members have strong track records, great relationships across the sector and will significantly reinforce the technical expertise for which Verdion is known. We’re pleased to welcome them on board.”

Verdion’s technical specialists work across Germany, the Nordics and the UK, reporting to Chief Technical Officer Peter Peeters. In addition to these new recruits, the company is growing its team in the Nordics and new appointments in Denmark and Sweden are expected to be announced shortly.

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