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Matthew Byrom Managing Director UK
Matthew is Managing Director of Panattoni, representing the UK on both the European and Global Investment Committees that guide the strategies and day to day operations of the business. He also leads in the identification of new business opportunities and company investment. Since forming First Industrial in 2009, which merged with Panattoni in 2017, Matthew has continued to build on his reputation for the delivery of major development projects in the UK while continuing to grow the business.

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0121 513 0000

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07765 408 861
Fergie Taylor Head of Development Delivery
Fergie is responsible for managing the Panattoni UK delivery platform and has been instrumental in both establishing and guiding the Panattoni supply chain and project management team. With over 30 years of experience in the logistics sector, Fergie is recognised as one of the leading delivery directors in the market, with a keen interest in both low carbon design and sustainable development. Fergie has an unparalleled track record in the delivery of major industrial facilities and has procured an extensive range of new build logistics space for a variety of blue-chip customers.

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0121 513 0000

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07808 364 258
Oliver Bertram Development Director National & East Midlands
Oliver is lead Development Director at Panattoni, with responsibility for the national transactional platform. Oliver is recognised within the sector as a market specialist and is known for his personable approach to business and has earned a reputation for his commitment to customer service. Oliver has completed a number of significant industrial and logistics development projects across the UK and now leads the development team, in addition to running the East Midlands operation.

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0121 513 0000

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07974 203 885
Simon Jenkins Development Director West Midlands & South West
Simon is highly experienced in the industrial and logistics real estate market, having concluded over 10 million sq ft of transactions for some of the market’s leading retailers, manufacturers and third-party logistics operators. Over the last 30 years, Simon has established a trusted position with many blue-chip companies, and has gained a reputation for his diligent and knowledgeable approach to business. Simon has a keen interest in occupational led development, large scale infrastructure and rail connected logistics.

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0121 513 0000

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07900 583 808
Tony Watkins Development Director London & South East
Tony is Development Director at Panattoni with responsibility for expanding the company’s land and speculative build platform in the South East. Tony specialises in the execution and delivery of major industrial schemes. Tony is highly accomplished in a variety of surveying sectors, with over 25 years experience. Prior to joining the Team, Tony has held senior positions in the clean-tech and waste management industry, having previously been CEO for a bio-fuels and waste-to-energy and renewable energy business.

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0121 513 0000

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07415 094 130
James Watson Development Director London & South East
James has 13 years experience in the property market and jointly leads the business in the South East region. James’s role at Panattoni is to originate and deliver both large scale speculative and build-to-suit projects in London and the South East. In the last three years, James has delivered over £350 million of new build projects, including some of the largest logistics build-to-suit projects in the market.

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0121 513 0000

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07833 288 540
Daniel Burn Development Director North West & Yorkshire
Dan leads Panattoni’s Northern office, based in Central Manchester. Dan is responsible for accelerating the company’s land purchase, build-to-suit and spec build programme across both the North West and Yorkshire Region. With 20 years transactional experience, Dan is well recognised within the market, having been involved in many of the UK’s pre-eminent industrial & logistics schemes. Since working in the sector, Dan has gained a reputation for his approachable, pragmatic and customer focused approach to business.

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0121 513 0000

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07966 882 137
Andrew Preston Development Manager North Midlands & Yorkshire
Andrew has over 15 years experience in the industrial real estate market. Andrew’s role at Panattoni is to accelerate the land acquisition programme for speculative development across the wider Midlands and Yorkshire region. Andrew has a broad breadth of experience in the commercial property sector, with a detailed knowledge of the leasing and development process and is currently responsible for some of the UK’s largest speculative development projects.

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0121 513 0000

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07500 115 744
Richard Jarvis Finance Director
Richard is the Finance Director for Panattoni, based in the UK.  A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he has over 40 years experience in financial operations and management across a diverse range of business sectors. His responsibilities at Panattoni include streamlining company processes and improving management information, along with the co-ordination of external consultants including auditors, funders and financial service providers.  

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0121 513 0000

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07772 718 121
Nick Cripps Head of Capital Markets
Nick joined Panattoni following 12 years at Knight Frank and is now Head of Capital Markets for Panattoni UK, with responsibility for the capitalisation of projects across the UK and Europe. He forms part of the Global Capital Markets network and works closely with Panattoni’s European operating platform helping originate and structure capital solutions and manage global and Pan-European investor relationships.

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0121 513 000

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07767 418 956
Nick Spencer Operations Officer UK
Nick is Operations Officer for the UK business and works closely with the Panattoni Pan-European operating platform to implement and operate the business development strategy, along with helping deploy capital allocations and structuring of debt finance solutions. In the UK, Nick manages the financial review of new development opportunities and provides analysis to the Investment Committee of potential acquisitions and leasing prospects. Nick also oversees the day-to-day cash-flow running of the UK business.

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07824 344 622
Tom Watkins UK Capital Markets
Tom is an integral part of the UK Capital Markets team and works closely with Nick Cripps, providing financial assistance and analysis.  Prior to Panattoni, Tom had been at the University of Reading where he studied Investment and Finance in Property.  At Panattoni Tom’s role includes the preparation of financial appraisals for acquisitions, preparing investment documents for Panattoni’s capital partners and consolidating Investment Committee Reports for Panattoni’s internal approval process.

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0121 513 0000

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07939 833 790
Ian Anderson Project Delivery Director
Ian is a highly regarded and experienced technical delivery director, with responsibility for procuring Panattoni’s land acquisition, build-to-suit and speculative build programme. Ian combines his practical and commercial approach, with a keen eye for detail, ensuring that all projects are delivered to the highest standard. Ian has particular expertise in the negotiation and contract tender for large scale industrial buildings, with a background in structural engineering. In the last 18 years, Ian has gained considerable experience and market knowledge in the industry.

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07917 460 044
Owen Follett Project Delivery Director
Owen has an impressive track record in the delivery of large scale build-to-suit projects with a particular emphasis on the delivery of industrial facilities for global automotive, aerospace and e-commerce occupiers. He has been responsible for the development of over 20m sq ft of new build industrial space in the UK and internationally. Projects include new automotive plants, aerospace manufacturing facilities, research and development centres and multi-modal logistics developments. Owen now works with the development team on a national basis in the delivery of highly complex construction and infrastructure projects.

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0121 513 0000

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07399 186 080
Peter Carter-Wall Construction Director
Peter is in charge of the on-site delivery and quality control of all construction projects at Panattoni. Peter has over 20 years experience in the project management sector and now specialises in the delivery of large-scale industrial buildings, site infrastructure & remediation. Peter has worked with the management team for over 10 years and is highly regarded in the market, with a reputation for his meticulous and diligent approach to construction management.

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0121 513 0000

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07824 646 567
Simon Willgress Project Manager
Simon is an experienced member of the Panattoni project management team, and has extensive client side experience in the logistics sector, having spent 13 years working within leading FTSE 100 companies. Simon is responsible for all the technical due diligence and implementation of the development programme on his projects and brings highly valuable experience of automated warehouse developments.  Simon is particularly interested in low carbon design development.

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0121 513 0000

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07972 124 850
Francesca Linnitt Head of UK Marketing
Francesca is Head of Marketing for Panattoni in the UK and is responsible for developing the corporate profile and executing marketing strategies for all the UK projects. Francesca’s role includes managing the external communications for Panattoni and bringing new and innovative marketing ideas to fruition. Francesca works closely with the Panattoni European marketing team to ensure a seamless brand across Europe and has brought many new ideas into the business.

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0121 513 0000

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07947 956 219
Harriet Wing Business Support Manager
Harriet is Business Support Manager at Panattoni.  Since joining the company in 2018, Harriet has supported the Executive Team with the day-to-day operations of the business.  Harriet has developed her skill set to assist across the wider Panattoni business and co-ordinates all UK events, investor tours and property launches. Harriet also works closely with the marketing and development team, which includes overseeing company presentations and related material.

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0121 513 0000

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07808 666 991

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Panattoni Recruits Head of Capital Markets

Panattoni is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Cripps as its Head of Capital Markets, based at Panattoni’s Hanover Square office in London.

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