PRESIDENT GLP EUROPE
Nick Cook is President of GLP Europe (previously Gazeley) and leads the Company’s business in Europe.
He joined GLP in 2017 when the Company acquired Gazeley and was previously COO of Gazeley where he oversaw all capital deployment, disposition and operational aspects of the business in Europe. Nick joined Gazeley in 2002 and held several key positions including establishing Gazeley’s profitable UAE business unit and looking after Gazeley’s business in China, while maintaining a detailed involvement in all aspects of the European business.
Nick is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has 20 years’ experience in the real estate development and investment market. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Practice Surveying & Commercial Property Development from Nottingham Trent University and has completed training in several professional courses including a Management & Leadership program at Harvard Business School. Nick is based in London.
Shane is responsible for Reporting, Tax, Treasury, FP&A and Business Technology. Prior to joining Gazeley in March 2014, Shane worked in various finance roles for three FTSE 100 companies. He joined Multiplex in 2004 as the Financial Controller for its UK Construction business, which was acquired by Brookfield in 2007. Since then he held various group reporting roles mainly overseeing Brookfield’s European real estate and infrastructure businesses. He worked on Brookfield’s acquisition of Gazeley and subsequently joined the business. Shane qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1994 and is an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Daan Van den Hoven is Head of Fund Management for GLP Europe. Before joining GLP, Daan worked over 10 years at Prologis having various Pan-European responsibilities. Until recently, Daan had been acting as Vice President of Transactions and he has executed over €1 billion in transactions across Europe. Prior to that, Daan served as Director of Capital Deployment and as a Portfolio Manager for the Prologis European Properties Fund II where he was responsible for formulating and implementing the short and long-term fund management strategy, investor reporting and investor relations. Daan also worked as an asset manager for Northern Europe and has implemented asset-level strategies for approximately €1.2 billion of real estate.
Daan holds an MSc in Real Estate Management & Development from the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Rachel set up GLP Europe’s in house Legal, Compliance and Governance function when she joined in 2014 and she also manages our Luxembourg team. Rachel leads GLP’s legal strategy in Europe and she and her Legal team support our teams on all of our transactions, coordinating our dedicated team of external counsel. Rachel oversees our Governance, Risk Management and Regulatory & Compliance programmes; ensuring robust standards and appropriate training. She has a keen interest in talent development and initiated GLP Europe’s mentoring programme. She also chairs GLP Europe’s Charities Committee.
Prior to joining GLP Europe, Rachel spent 10 years in the commercial real estate department of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP where she gained a broad experience of major corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals, corporate occupier lettings, acquisition finance and development projects.
Rachel has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. She has a solid understanding of cross border legal distinctions and has contributed to publications of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate and other legal journals.
Fabrice joined Gazeley 2014 and oversees all the business of GLP in Southern Europe including Acquisitions, Development and Asset Management. Fabrice has almost 25 years of experience in real estate and under his leadership, GLP has become a key player on the French, Spanish and Italian markets. Previously he was Director of Capital Transactions Continental Europe at Goodman, responsible for acquisitions and sales in key European markets. He also worked for major institutional investors such as AXA and Gecina. During his career, Fabrice has achieved over €1bn of investments, especially in the logistics sector.
Fabrice is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and has a degree in law. He has also completed a postgraduate course in management at HEC Paris business school.
Haidée is Head of HR for GLP’s platform in Europe. Haidée has worked for Europe for 15 years and played a key role in supporting the transition and restructuring of resource during multiple sales of the platform over the years. Haidée sits on the Senior Team within Europe and is responsible for leading the HR strategy and operations, across 8 different jurisdictions and an active member of the Global GLP HR community Working closely with internal stakeholders, Haidée is responsible for driving the creation of an environment that embeds the company’s Vision, Mission and Values, enabling strong performance from our colleagues that exceeds GLP’s high standards and makes GLP Europe a rewarding place to work.
Natali Cooper is the Head of Portfolio & Asset Management, Europe and Managing Director, CEE. She is responsible for the portfolio strategies including execution of disposal programs. She leads the implementation of asset management strategies and best-in-class practices across the European portfolio. Natali also directly oversees the GLP business in the CEE region, including acquisitions, developments and day-to-day operations. Her role on the senior team involves capital allocation matters and the development of ESG initiatives.
Natali has over 20 years of experience in real estate industry across all asset classes ( logistics, retail, office and residential). She has executed over EUR 3 billion of acquisitions in Europe across all sectors, drove successful asset management initiatives including significant re-development projects to optimise returns for investors. She has expertise in investments, debt and hedging strategies, equity raising, fund management from fund’s set up and liquidation, strategic decisions and interaction with global institutional investors.
Previously, Natali was Managing Director at CBRE Global Investors where she was responsible for the investment strategy and portfolio performance of their flagship Pan-European Core (PEC) fund invested in 11 countries. Prior to this, Natali held the position of Senior Director – Fund Manager at Aviva Investors, responsible for two direct real estate funds invested respectively in Retail and Logistics/Industrial in CEE.
Before joining Aviva Investors, Natali was responsible for asset management and investment for the CEE region at Klepierre.
Natali holds a Bachelor ‘s Degree from Inalco – Paris and completed Leadership and Management programs from Esade and Harvard Business School. She is fluent in 5 languages.
Bruce Topley leads the UK Region covering all aspects of activity, including development, acquisitions, leasing and asset management.
Prior to this Bruce was the UK Senior Development Director at GLP Europe heading up development activity and acting as the country manager for the UK.
His role is focused on customer relationships and development projects throughout the UK. Since joining the company in 2001, Bruce has worked as a development manager & director on a wide spectrum of projects across the U.K. Bruce has overseen the running and implementation of the infrastructure and development at Magna Park Lutterworth for the past 19 years, successfully overseeing the continued expansion of the development with infrastructure to accommodate the 8.3M sqft (32 buildings) of dedicated distribution warehouses and also the continued future expansion capability for another 5.3M sqft on the privately maintained Estate and the continued future expansion
During the past 5 years, Bruce has also developed and managed the further development and expansion of Magna Park Milton Keynes totalling 5.5M sqft of distribution warehousing.
Bruce is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and has been since 1994.