31 May 2023

Graftongate targets growth with appointment of new director

Leading commercial real estate investor and developer, Graftongate has been strengthened by a senior promotion.

Alex Thomason has been made a director of the industrial and logistics specialist, focusing on the acquisition  of new site opportunities.

He will also forge new investor relations and oversee the day-to-day management of Graftongate’s existing industrial and logistics development pipeline.

Alex joined Graftongate in 2018 as development manager, having previously been portfolio manager at Abrdn, where he helped handle fund acquisitions, disposals and asset management initiatives on behalf of a FTSE-listed real estate investment trust.

He has acquired several schemes on behalf of Graftongate and its joint venture partners in the last five years, including Paloma Capital, Bridges Fund Management, DTZ Investors, Oxenwood Real Estate and Legal & General.

Phil Silk, principal – managing director of Graftongate, said: “Alex has played an integral role in Graftongate’s success since joining the business more than four years ago. His promotion is well merited and a natural step in his progression, adding further depth to our senior team.

“It’s an exciting time for Graftongate with a fantastic range of projects in the pipeline and Alex’s knowledge and proven ability will be an important asset as we seek further opportunities for growth.”

Graftongate is a wholly owner-managed company that specialises in speculative and build-to-suit industrial and logistics developments, as well as asset management and land promotion. Working in partnership with occupiers, landowners and institutional funding partners, it has delivered more than £1 billion of end value since inception.

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