Investing in last-mile industrial logistics: meeting the boom in e-commerce and building robust supply chains

July 28th, 2021 at 2:30 PM ET

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Urban logistics has become a key investment theme as e-commerce sales continue to grow significantly, increasing demand for last-mile logistics assets close to urban centres, as online retailers look to optimize supply chains, raise service levels, and lower transport.  As a result, investors are evaluating the industrial sector within their portfolio and capital inflows have increased.  Despite this, investors should remain diligent, and must carefully evaluate opportunities against a backdrop of fierce competition for quality assets. Headwinds are also on the horizon, from the limited land supply, the ability to achieve scale, technological change, and evolving structural trends.  The webinar will explore the drivers and risks and will provide critical insights to successfully evaluate the long-term relative value of the sector.

  • Will e-commerce demand weaken as retail centres open?
  • Will logistics continue to deliver above-trend returns?
  • Understand the risk-return characteristics in national/regional and bulk distribution segments
  • How do you achieve investment scale?
  • How do you configure buildings to meet demand?
  • Identifying the right sponsor and partner
  • What headwinds are on the horizon?

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As Principal and founder of Circle Industrial, Pat heads the organization to ensure that the quality of each investment fulfills the greatest potential for investors.


Patrick Maloney


Circle Industrial

Pat chairs the investment committee and is responsible for deal sourcing, negotiation, and strategic asset acquisition and exit strategies. Prior to Circle Industrial Pat has worked exclusively in industrial real estate, first with CBRE as a Los Angeles broker, and then as a Senior Vice President with Prologis. His experience includes direct oversight over all operating aspects for over 30 million SF of industrial property; leadership of Prologis’ Southern California deployment team, having directly developed 7.5 MSF of Class A product over 15 projects, acquired 3.8 MSF of core and value-add acquisitions through 20 deals totaling 39 buildings, and strategic disposition of individual assets as user and investment sales to maximize value. Pat is also on the board of directors for NAIOP SoCal.



Since joining Oaktree in 2008, Mr. Kim has been involved in the sourcing, analysis, execution and asset management of various real estate investments for Oaktree’s Real Estate strategy.


Taejo Kim

Managing Director, Real Estate Opportunities

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

His focus has been on commercial and residential investments including office, industrial, hotel and home building assets located in the western United States. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Kim was an analyst in the real estate investment banking group at Banc of America advising real estate companies on M&A and capital raising transactions. Mr. Kim received a B.A. degree in economics with honors from the University of California, Berkeley.


Mr. Lesburg is responsible for fundraising, capital strategy and other capital markets initiatives across Realterm.

Peter Lesburg
Managing Director, Capital Markets

Previously, he was an investment banker covering the real estate industry at Wachovia Securities, Stifel Nicolaus, Legg Mason and J.P. Morgan. Mr. Lesburg holds an AB in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and a JD and MBA from Georgetown University.



Alina has worked for over 11 years in the real estate market, with significant expertise in the logistics sector in Continental Europe.


Alina Iorgulescu

Fund Manager


Alina will further strengthen the team’s capabilities in transaction origination and execution. Before joining Tritax, Alina worked in JLL’s European Logistics Capital Markets team, for the past four years as an Associate Director based in London, where she was responsible for and advised on acquisitions, disposals and jointventure structuring of logistics portfolios across Continental Europe. In the last three years, she was involved in over €4.5 billion of logistics assets transactions.



Ziad Hammodi serves as a Managing Director and Chief Global Transaction Counsel at W. P.  Carey, where he has worked since January 2015.  In this capacity, Mr. Hammodi coordinates all  global real estate related transactions of the W. P. Carey group.  Prior to joining W. P. Carey,  Mr. Hammodi headed the Real Estate practice group of Reed Smith in New York, a Global Top25 law firm. 


Ziad Hammodi

Chief Global Transaction Counsel

Mr. Hammodi has represented the W. P. Carey group since he joined Reed Smith  in 2003 after spending two years as an associate with the New York law firm of Siller Wilk LLP.  Mr. Hammodi earned his B.S.M. from the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University  in 1998 and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2001.  

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