GLP in Europe
GLP is a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate, infrastructure, finance and related technologies. Our combined investing and operating expertise allows us to create value for our customers and investors. We operate across Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, and the U.S. and have US$89 billion in assets under management in real estate and private equity funds.
OUR EUROPEAN OPERATIONS
While the GLP name is relatively new to the region, our European operations, formerly Gazeley, have a 30-year heritage of developing, investing and managing prime logistics real estate across Europe. Our business is focused on France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom – the strongest logistics markets in Europe.
We have industry-leading capabilities across the whole value chain including Investment, Development, Asset management and Leasing. We have a proven track record of delivering 9 million sq m of warehouse space to a broad range of customers.
Our current operating portfolio consists of more than 3.9 million sq m across the strategic logistic markets, and we manage three funds in Europe totalling more than €6 billion (US$7 billion) AUM.
Top Quality European Portfolio
GLP owns one of the highest quality portfolios in Europe with assets located in key global gateway and population centres across Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Netherlands. Our portfolio is characterised by prime big box logistics assets developed to industry-leading specifications and occupied by a diverse customer community.
From our existing land bank, we have the ability to develop a further 4 million sq m of new space in strategic locations within our key European markets. The sites are in varying stages of development with the majority capable of delivering projects within the next 3 years.
We are continuing to acquire land bank sites in strategic locations in order to service the growing demand from our customers.
In Europe, GLP has established customer relationships across retail, pharma, e-commerce, 3PL and automotive sectors, underpinned by expertise in delivering a tailored service to each sector. Our teams are customer-focused and committed to building long term relationships and our collaborative way of working enables us to help our customers grow their businesses. In addition, 70% of our customers are repeat customers, a testimony to our commitment to quality and satisfaction.
With a mix of existing assets, speculative projects, and Build-to-Suit solutions across the region, we can anticipate and respond swiftly to our customer’s evolving requirements, and our global footprint positions us to help our customers with their logistics real estate requirements around the world.
Sustainability and Innovation
We are committed to sustainable development and sharing our research and solutions with our customers and competitors. We face a common challenge in our collective mission to reduce, and eventually reverse, the impact of our activities on the environment.
OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITIES
GLP wants to do the very best for people, including those who live in the communities in which we operate. We believe the buildings we develop should be more than just four walls and a roof. We want them to become an integrated part of the landscape.
From powering 20,000 households/year with our 880,000 solar panels, to acquiring 136 global sustainable building certifications, we’re committed to being a good neighbour and having a positive impact on local life.
We also have a broad range of ESG initiatives and an active corporate philanthropic programme that supports cultural, social and economic projects.
We’re always looking to build long term relationships with our communities, involving locals in our decision-making processes and creating a continuous dialogue, together.
People and culture are at the core of GLP’s business and its global success. Although we don’t have global headquarters our values are represented through every office.
Every one of our talented colleagues is deeply invested in their local markets, giving us the ability to think globally and act locally. By transferring knowledge and sharing insights from different markets, we’re building a stronger business.
With every hire, we attract top talent and focus on developing their skills. We want to empower people to be entrepreneurial, growth focused, have a winning mindset and a passion to be the best. We encourage our people to think beyond the bounds of their roles and our industry by pursuing innovation, sharing new ideas and working as a team to push each other to succeed.
Thanks to their dedication and cooperation, GLP is moving towards a bright future.
OUR FUND MANAGEMENT
As a global investment manager, we partner with leading institutional investors around the world including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, property and insurance companies with the objective of delivering sustainable returns.
Our investment and asset management teams are located around the world and have extensive knowledge of local markets that give us access to proprietary deal flow.
We also invest our own capital alongside our investment partners to ensure our interests are aligned.
Together, we can generate attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long term.Read Our Company History