ANITA SIMAZA APPOINTED HEAD OF LOGISTICS AND INDUSTRIAL AT BNP PARIBAS REAL ESTATE
BNP Paribas Real Estate continues to strengthen its pan-European logistics capabilities with the appointment of Anita Simaza as Head of Logistics and Industrial. Anita will succeed Logan Smith, who will be moving to the client-side. Anita will report to Larry Young, Head of the International Investment Group at BNP Paribas Real Estate.
Before joining BNP Paribas Real Estate in January 2016, Anita served as a Director at Prologis, responsible for overseeing all of Prologis’ European valuations. Prior to this, she worked in London with Knight Frank from 2008-2011, and Savills prior to that. A qualified chartered surveyor, Anita holds a BA (Hons) in Business of Real Estate from Oxford Brookes University.
Anita has played a key role in helping the International Investment Group of BNP Paribas Real Estate establish one of the premier logistics and industrial advisory businesses in Europe. During her time with BNP Paribas Real Estate, the firm’s market position in logistics and industrial investment in Europe has improved from #9 in 2015, and has now grown to achieve the #2 position as of H1 2018, and is respected by a broad base of clients from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
“I am excited by the opportunity to lead our international logistics team at a time when investor interest in logistics assets has never been higher. The logistics market is more than ever attracting international investors who consider logistics assets as a way to extend their portfolio holdings, driven by rise in e-commerce, cross border trade and positive economic fundamentals”, Anita said.
“We are very pleased,” said Larry Young “to mark the next phase of growth for our European Logistics Platform -- a strategic focus of IIG and BNP Paribas Real Estate -- in response to ever stronger client demand, and their need for world-class knowledge. I would also like to thank our clients and the rest of our team who helped us get here. We are absolutely delighted to have achieved the 2nd position ranking from RCA for H1 2018 in Europe for logistics and industrial investment, and we look forward to moving from strength to strength.”