Bridge Industrial continues UK team expansion

Bridge Industrial continues UK team expansion

Bridge Industrial (“Bridge”), the US-based industrial real estate operating company and investment manager, is continuing its UK expansion appointing Faisal Shaffique as Property Manager and recruiting Klara Dowds within the UK team’s undergraduate internship programme. 

Faisal will be responsible for the financial and operational aspects of Bridge’s sites across the UK. Previously working within the property division of Cargiant Ltd as Senior Real estate Manager, Faisal provided end to end management of the used car dealership’s UK portfolio, with a value in excess of £500 million consisting of industrial and retail property and rural land.

At Bridge, Faisal will be working closely with London Partner Paul Hanley, Vice President Chris Doloughty and the wider team on the firm’s development sites within the M25.

Paul Hanley, comments: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Faisal to steer the strategic property management of our current and future developments which are focussed on best in class, last- mile logistics buildings.”

“Three of our UK developments have broken ground this year, with our first – Bridge Point Barking – due to PC in December, and we are excited to bring forward other sites in 2023 and beyond.”

Bridge’s intern Klara is a third-year student at Nottingham Trent University, studying Property Development & Planning. The UK team of property professionals will be working closely with Klara providing opportunities for learning and mentorship to help lay the foundations for a future career in real estate.

Paul says: “At Bridge we are fully committed to developing future talent within the industrial and logistics real estate sector. Encouraging early engagement at grassroots level is crucial to the success of the next generation within the property industry and we are delighted to have Klara with us for the next 12 months.”

Bridge launched its UK operations in November 2020. The firm now has six development sites within the M25 totalling more than 734,000 sq ft - in Chadwell Heath, Southall, Barking, Uxbridge, Croydon and Weybridge. Bridge Point Barking, Bridge Point Uxbridge and Bridge Point Southall all achieved planning consent this year.

Bridge is continuing to actively pursue land and development opportunities throughout Greater London, the South East, and the West Midlands.