Verdion restructures technical team in Germany: Marc Haverkamp returns as Technical Director


Verdion has restructured its technical team in Germany, with the reappointment of Marc Haverkamp as Technical Director.

Haverkamp previously worked with Verdion from 2013 to 2019 managing complex development projects including a production site for Siemens in Chemnitz, the new European logistics hub for DeLaval in Gallin and two hazardous goods warehouses for Imperial. He was also responsible for delivering a 110,000 sq m regional distribution centre for Amazon near Dortmund, which was completed early in the lead-in to 2017 Christmas trading. Before joining Verdion Marc was a technical real estate project manager for large projects at the REWE Group.

In his new senior role, Marc will focus on the company’s investment portfolio and other development initiatives, enabling the business to expand both its ‘value-add’ and new build programmes.

Marc will work alongside Marco Rauch who joined Verdion in August 2019 and now heads up delivery of the company’s build-to-suit investment and development programme. Verdion has recently handed over a new facility for HAVI near Hanover and started work for Dachser on a sustainable distribution centre in the Bavarian town of Hof. It is also bringing forward a production and research facility for Xylem Analytics in Bavaria, which is set to complete in spring 2021.

Marek Kubica will continue his responsibilities as Technical Director for the UK and the Nordics, including overseeing Verdion’s €600 million UK rail-connected iPort project in Doncaster, where major tenants, including Amazon, have to date taken over 350,000 sq m of new logistics space.

André Banschus, Executive Director at Verdion, commented: “With an increasing pipeline of development and investment activity in Germany, Benelux and the Nordics, Verdion has restructured its technical team, meaning Marco Rauch can now fully lead our build-to-suit business while Marc Haverkamp can focus on our investment work, with an emphasis on ‘value-add’ investing and land development strategies.

“Technical expertise remains one of Verdion’s core principles. These changes enable us to continue our programme of investment and development to the highest possible standards.”