Construction is currently underway for a sprawling 421,000 SF bulk distribution center for the nation’s largest home-improvement retailer that is expanding into Connecticut this year. The $50 million build-to-suit project is being developed by Scannell Properties in South Windsor on behalf of Home Depot and Scannell will hold a long-term lease on the building when it’s complete in Q4, 2020.
Scannell Properties has appointed Andrea Amoretti as Client Solutions Director, Europe. Andrea is the second Pan-European hire in recent weeks and joins the company from P3 Logistic Parks.
Andrea will manage European Occupier Solutions and have responsibility for initiating and managing long-term strategic relationships with industrial, transport and retail tenants. He will also oversee all multi-site acquisition programs with specific focus on XXL logistic buildings, retail, e-commerce logistic facilities and cross-dock warehouses.
Andrea brings 14 years’ experience in the engineering and construction sector. In his most recent position as Head of Construction for Western Europe at P3 Logistic Parks, he led the construction teams and managed all large-scale logistic projects in Italy, Germany, France and Spain. Andrea coordinated all areas of projects from initial set up to final building handover and acted as the primary point of liaison for clients. Prior to this he held senior project management positions at international engineering and construction companies Arcadis and F&M Ingegneria.
During his career, he has delivered over 7.5 million sq ft of warehouse developments, including large-scale facilities in the key regions of Bavaria and Ruhr in Germany, in north-eastern Italy and Madrid. He also led the master-planning stage of two major logistics hubs in Oman. Andrea holds both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Degrees in Structural Engineering and is a Chartered Member of the Italian Association of Engineering Professionals.
Amaury Gariel, Managing Director, Europe commented:
“Over the last 30 years Scannell Properties has built a reputation for deep focus on tenants with half of its development volumes to date, delivered on Built-to-Suit projects, including more than 135 buildings specifically for FedEx. Andrea’s role will be pivotal in providing customers with a consistently high level of service in Europe.
“Andrea’s experience perfectly complements the skills of our growing team in Europe. His background in engineering and managing major international logistics construction projects will assist us in upscaling our operations and serving a broader group of clients.”
Andrea Amoretti, Client Solutions Director, Europe added:
“I am extremely excited to bring my knowledge of large-scale and multi-site project management to the Scannell team. 2020 holds many opportunities for the company and its clients in Europe and I cannot wait to get started on these ambitious plans.”
Real estate development and investment company Scannell Properties today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Pizzanelli. Geoffrey, who will join the company from AEW in January 2020, will take on the role of Capital Deployment Director for Europe and the UK.
Scannell Properties today announced a key milestone in its European expansion plans with its first development land in Germany.
Chris Yeakey joins Scannell Properties with over 20 years of commercial real estate development experience for Indianapolis-based companies. In his new role at Scannell as Chief Administrative Officer, he will oversee strategic planning for growth and business development and operations improvement of financial outcomes.
Yeakey most recently worked as SVP Real Estate Operations for Milhaus a mixed use multifamily developer where he managed all aspects of Property Management, Asset Management, Human Resources, Risk Management and Information Technology. Before Milhaus, Yeakey was the Managing Principal for Cushman & Wakefield (Indianapolis), and prior was VP Regional Asset Manager, Duke Realty Corporation.
He has a Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University and is currently a Managing Broker State of Indiana. He was named to Midwest Real Estate News CRE Hall of Fame.
“Scannell Properties has seen tremendous growth and we recognize the need to add more leadership to help manage our growth," says Doug Snyder, COO and co-founder. "Chris Yeakey has extensive expertise in commercial real estate and he will help to improve many areas of our business and support our current operations, along with our long term strategic planning.”
“I am thrilled to have joined such a highly respected and successful organization as Scannell Properties,” says Yeakey. “There is no better place for me to continue my commercial real estate career and am excited to be an integral part of their continued growth and impact to the markets and clients we serve.”