Delin Capital Asset Management Announces Strategy to Become Full-Service Western European Logistics Player Under Leadership of Ekaterina Avdonina

02 June 2016 – Delin Capital Asset Management (‘DCAM’ or the ‘Company’) has announced a new strategy to become a multi-faceted (full service) leading European logistics real estate company, under the leadership of Ekaterina Avdonina. The company was established in 2012 to focus on the acquisition and management of core logistics assets in the UK and Western Europe on behalf of investors.

Ekaterina has been appointed managing director DCAM, succeeding Christian Jamison who left the business to pursue other interests. She has a strong track record in the logistics sector having been the CIO since the Company’s inception and has been integral in growing the Company’s assets under management to over €500m.

To date the Company has acted as an asset manager, making investments on behalf of clients solely into prime logistics assets in the UK and Benelux. Currently the Company manages a portfolio providing over 550,000 m² of warehouse and distribution space.

Under Ekaterina’s leadership the Company’s strategy will evolve to encompass the development, ownership, and active management of best in class warehouse and last mile urban logistics distribution properties which are well located and which are set to benefit from increasing growth in e-commerce and Europe’s logistics supply chain. DCAM will aim to think innovatively and remain at the forefront of technological changes that impact and challenge the logistics real estate sector.

In an initial move towards this, the Company will start to engage in development and today is pleased to announce its first large scale speculative development in the Netherlands of a 40,000 m², €30 million GDV logistics warehouse close to the ports of Rotterdam and Moerdijk. The prime location is attractive for DCAM because of current low vacancy rates and strong take up.

The Company is also pleased to announce a number of new appointments, providing further strength and expertise to the business.

  • Bart de Sitter has joined as development director. Prior to joining DCAM he held various roles in construction and development companies focussed on logistics and industrial.
  • Amos Chia has joined the investment team and will be responsible for identifying and underwriting new acquisitions. He joins from Revetas where he was a Senior Investment Analyst.

Commenting, Ekaterina Avdonina, managing director, DCAM, said:

“I am excited to be leading the next phase of DCAM’s evolution which will see it become a full-service Western European logistics company, building on our existing expertise and track record in the sector. We firmly believe that logistics assets (both big box and urban units) will continue to benefit from strong occupational demand supported by the structural shifts that are taking place in the purchase and delivery of goods driven by E-commerce. With a strong team in place, we are well positioned to identify further investment and development opportunities in order to grow our business and to become a key player in the European market.”