Scannell Properties appoints Hugues Desbarrières for French expansion drive

Hugues Desbarrières

Real estate development and investment company Scannell Properties is set to intensify its growth plans in France with the appointment of Hugues Desbarrières. Desbarrières, joins the company this week and will take on the position of Development Director, France. 


Desbarrières’ role will see him working closely with Scannell’s occupier and investor clients to identify and acquire key strategic sites and develop them into modern, high-specification logistics units, in response to the ever-growing demand for prime industrial and logistics facilities throughout France.  

Desbarrières brings over 10 years’ experience in construction, development and real estate investment, most recently as Development Director at logistics and industrial real estate investor, Dentressangle and before that, at major retailer Lidl where he oversaw the development of its logistics and office space throughout France. 

Amaury Gariel, Managing Director, Europe said: 

“I am pleased to welcome Hugues to the team in France. His real estate connections and experience across many stages of the development process, including working for an occupier, will enable him to identify and act on opportunities at speed; a factor critical to success for our fast-paced sector. We have already secured a pipeline of four projects in France totalling 120,000 square metres GLA, and Hugues’ arrival will turbocharge our presence.” 

Hugues Desbarrières, Development Director, France added: 

‘I am excited to start my journey with Scannell Properties and Amaury’s team, the company has ambitious plans in France and across Europe, which are rooted in a firm commitment to deliver high quality solutions for clients. As a key European logistics hub, France presents exciting opportunities and I look forward to working alongside the talented and entrepreneurial team to deliver outstanding, sustainable projects to our clients and the communities they operate in.” 

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