Scannell Properties Hires Capital Deployment Director for Europe and UK

Scannell Properties Hires Capital Deployment Director for Europe and UK

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.

Geoffrey Pizzanelli will work from Scannell’s new Paris office and will oversee the acquisition and disposal strategy across Europe and the UK. In his role, Geoffrey will source investment opportunities, monitor the regional underwriting and define and lead disposal strategy. He will also be responsible for setting bank and capital financing with the objective to develop long term relationships with capital partners.

With over 11 years’ experience in Pan-European Asset and Investment Management, Geoffrey has spent the last eight years within AEW. During this time, he held various positions including Fund Controller for the LOGISTIS Fund, Asset Manager for France & Spain and Head of Asset Management, Development & Transactions (Logistics & Light industrial in Southern Europe). In his most recent role, he managed a team of 10 Asset Managers responsible for the firm’s logistic fund which targeted logistics, cross docking and light industrial assets in France, Belgium, Italy and Spain.

Geoffrey has both a Bachelor and Master Degree in Accounting and Finance from The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris.  In 2008 he obtained an MBA from St John’s University, New York. He also holds a Bachelor degree from California International Business University, San Diego.

Amaury Gariel, Managing Director, Europe said:

“We are looking forward to welcoming Geoffrey to the team in the New Year. His asset management experience and knowledge of pan-European logistic clients will be invaluable.  He brings extensive experience of capital structuring for large industrial portfolios which will further enhance and differentiate our offer to European clients.”

Geoffrey Pizzanelli, added:

“It is a pleasure to join Scannell and its talented and motivated team. The company is highly regarded by its clients in the US for delivering high quality, large scale logistics projects. I am excited by the opportunity to bring my knowledge and experience to the team and build on this reputation in Europe.”