ProLogis gears up for growth with senior hire in Europe

The Denver-based company, the world’s largest owner, developer and manager of distribution facilities, has made a number of appointments recently. The latest is that of Philip Dunne, who becomes chief operating officer in Europe and the Middle East.

ProLogis has poached Philip Dunne from global property services firm Jones Lang LaSalle to fill a newly created position in Europe as the company continues on its growth plan.

Dunne will join the Denver logistics giant in December as chief operating officer in Europe and the Middle East. He once worked as chief operating officer of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Central and Eastern Europe and Russia business. Subsequently he oversaw implementation of the company’s strategy across Europe and the Middle East.

Gary Anderson, ProLogis president of Europe and the Middle East, said in a statement that Dunne would be a strong addition to the firm’s European leadership.

ProLogis, which develops logistics and distribution facilities as well as managing private equity real estate funds, has mad a number of hires as it gears up for growth. Last week, it appointed Ralf Wessel as head of its global investment management group. Wessel has been made managing director of global investment management with responsibility for the creation and strategy of new funds and property fund investor relations.

Simon Nelson is stepping up to replace Wessel. Nelson had been serving as senior vice president of fund management and acquisitions in Europe and head of asset management for ProLogis European Properties.