Clever design is the answer to avoiding obsolescence

Designing buildings for e-commerce occupiers can be tricky as investors are ultimately investing in a property which may not have the same residual value.

The mouse revolution

From click bait to development, e-tailing is a logistics developer's growth paradise.


Ekaterina Avdonina, managing director of Delin Capital Asset Management, added that the European market was poised to see further rental growth.

“The occupier story in Europe has been on benefit of full rental growth in Europe,”

she said.

“A lot of places in Europe are still under the peak value in 2006-07 because the rental recovery has not happened in every market. In the UK, while capital values in the South East may be a little peakish looking outside there, there are lots of pockets of value.”

She added that the debt market was completely different to 10 years ago, which she said meant developers and investors were in a much better state financially.


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Warehouses reach for the sky as demand soars

Warehouses reach for the sky as urban demand soars


High occupancy rates in big economics arc driving a wave of investment in the sector says Conor Sullivan

“A lot of the money that was originally targeting the retail sector is being shifted to logistics because that is seen as the new retail,”

says Ekaterina Avdonina ,

managing director at Delin Capital Asset Management, an investor in logistics pcoperties .

Is the sector in a bubble?

Property Week - 18 May 2018

With demand still strong and good product scarce, fears are mounting of a bubble in the rapidly growing industrial sector.

Simon Creasey reports


DCAM Appoints Jeff Pym as Chief Financial Officer

Delin Capital Asset Management (“DCAM”),a leading pan-European logistics real estate owner, investor and developer, announces the appointment of Jeff Pym as Chief Financial Officer. His appointment completes the senior executive management team, following Anthony Butler’s appointment as Chief Investment Officer in February this year.

Based in DCAM’s London office, Jeff will report directly to Managing Director Ekaterina Avdonina. He will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s financial operations, including the debt programme and the tax structuring of its investment and development vehicles, whilst also supporting any future equity raising programme.

Jeff has more than 24 years’ experience working in the UK real estate sector. He joins DCAM from Tritax, where he played a key role in the successful 2013 IPO of Tritax Big Box REIT, before becoming Chief Financial Officer of Tritax Management LLP in 2015.  Prior to that he was Finance Director for Squarestone, a multi-sector investment and development private real estate fund manager, and played a key role in the listing of Squarestone Brasil on AIM. He has also held the position of Group Director of Finance of Hanover Housing, a major housing association specialising in retirement accommodation.

Jeff qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Moore Stephens in 1989 and holds a degree in Management Science and Physics from Keele University.

Ekaterina Avdonina, Managing Director of DCAM, commented:

“The business has achieved a number of milestones over the past year, as we continue building a leading European logistics platform; growing our development pipeline to more than one million sqm; launching in several new markets; and bringing in a number of high calibre individuals, both at the executive management level but also more locally in our key markets. Jeff brings with him a wealth of sector and capital markets experience which we look forward to leveraging as we maintain this upward trajectory.”

Jeff Pym added:

“With the logistics sector continuing to demonstrate long term growth potential, the opportunity to move beyond the UK market and help deliver on DCAM’s pan-European growth strategy to create one of Europe’s leading investors and developers represented an extremely exciting challenge. I look forward to working alongside both Ekaterina and Anthony and ensuring the business is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing importance afforded to the European logistics sector.”

Dcam Appoints Anthony Butler As Chief Investment Officer

London, 6 February 2018 –

Delin Capital Asset Management (“DCAM”), a leading pan-European logistics real estate owner, investor and developer, announces the appointment of Anthony Butler as Chief Investment Officer.

Based in DCAM’s London office, Anthony will work alongside Managing Director Ekaterina Avdonina and Finance Director Andy Colman, with responsibility for implementing DCAM’s investment decisions across its key markets, as well as driving inward investment to support the business’ ambitious growth plans.

Anthony brings nearly 30 years of international real estate experience. Prior to joining DCAM he spent two years at Generali Real Estate as Global Co-Head of Investment Transactions and Global Head of Indirect Investments, managing and executing the global acquisition and sales strategy, as well as overseeing the indirect property portfolio. He also sat on both the Global Investment and Management Committees. For six years before that he set up and latterly ran TIAA-CREF’s UK and European platform, growing the business to c. £3 billion of assets under management. He was also instrumental in merging the business to help create TH Real Estate.

In 2008 he set up AIM, an independent Property Investment and Asset Management Company. Earlier roles include Head of European Asset Management at MGPA (now Blackrock) and Head of Asset Management, UK, at RREEF (now Deutsche Asset Management). He also has experience working for the major real estate consultancies Donaldson’s (now DTZ) and Hillier Parker (now CBRE). Anthony is a Chartered Surveyor and member of the Investment Property Forum.

Ekaterina Avdonina, Managing Director of DCAM, commented:

“Anthony brings outstanding international investment experience and a proven track record of success derived from working at a number of real estate investment and fund management businesses. We have ambitious plans to rapidly grow the business in 2018 and Anthony will play a key role in delivering this, leveraging his global perspective and significant network to drive forward our existing investment strategy and identify new avenues to grow our logistics investments. We continue to build a talented team at DCAM and I am personally very much looking forward to working closely with Anthony.”

Anthony Butler added:

“It continues to be both a very exciting and dynamic time for the logistics sector. Working with both Ekaterina and Andy, I am very much looking forward to helping DCAM deliver first class investment products and to growing an already successful platform.”

The 51 most influential women in U.K. real estate

To mark its first Women Leading Real Estate eventBisnow has compiled a list of the 51 most influential, dynamic, exciting and successful women in U.K. commercial real estate. The list is a celebration of the diversity and talent among the women working in the industry in areas ranging from fund management to development, lending and advisory. The list was compiled after consulting with more than 100 senior real estate professionals from across the sector. Yes, there are not enough women in top roles in the sector. And those that are there are not getting paid enough. But these are the exemplars not just of what success looks like for women in real estate, but of what success looks like. Many of them will be joining Bisnow at the event 14 February. But here is insight into who they are and what they do. — U.K. Editor Mike Phillips

Ekaterina Avdonina is managing director of the DCAM team. She was instrumental in establishing the business in 2012 and has grown it into one of Europe’s leading logistics real estate businesses, with joint venture partners including Blackstone.

Previously, Avdonina was with ING Real Estate in the Netherlands and before that was with GVA in Moscow, where she focused on the execution of development projects.

A keen linguist, she is focused on improving her Dutch and Italian language skills, having already mastered Russian, French and English. She also works with several charities.

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Delin Capital Asset Management (Dcam) incluye a España en su plan de inversión

Parece que los fondos internacionales se han fijado en España, en todos los sectores y también en el logístico. Da prueba de lo que estamos comentado que Delin Capital Asset Management (Dcam) ha incluido a nuestro país en su plan de inversión. Con este plan se tiene como objetivo el desarrollo de 900.000 metros cuadrados de nuevo espacio logístico en tres de los mercados europeos más importantes, como son Holanda, Reino Unido y España.

Dentro de España parece que han puesto sus objetivos en Madrid. Esto es lo que opina de esta ciudad el director de desarrollo de Dcam: “Ofrece una oportunidad atractiva para los inversores, ya que la economía doméstica se está recuperando y el aumento del gasto de los consumidores respalda el rápido crecimiento del ecommerce“.

Al parecer la compañía ya tiene claras una serie de oportunidades para invertir. Hay que tener en cuenta que Dcam dispone de 3 líneas de negocio, que son un fondo administrado en 2012, un vehículo de inversión establecido con Blackstone el pasado año con el fin de comprar activos ya existentes y un fondo de desarrollo.

No podemos olvidar que Dcam va a invertir 400 millones de dólares en Holanda para desarrollar unos 390.000 metros cuadrados de espacios logísticos.