Mirastar to Expand Development & Asset Management Teams

Mirastar, KKR Real Estate’s industrial and logistics platform in Europe has appointed new Head of Asset Management and Development Managers in the Netherlands and Italy and UK Asset Manager to support local expansion.

In London, Allan Knapp has been appointed as Head of Asset Management and will oversee the asset management and leasing activities across the whole platform. A former Cambridge University graduate, Allan has over 25 years of asset management experience and joins from AEW.

Also in London, the UK team has been strengthened by the appointment of Joseph Dahlgren as an additional Asset Manager. Joseph will take a national role, supporting the UK team on the active management of the UK investment portfolio while also working on the leasing of Mirastar’s ongoing UK development programme. An experienced industrial asset manager, Joseph joins Mirastar from The Arch Company.

As part of the continuing growth into the Italian industrial and logistics market, as demonstrated by the recent investment purchases in both Milano and Torino, Mirastar has appointed Lorenzo Brasca as Development Manager for Italy. Lorenzo, who graduated as an Architect, will be responsible for delivering the different ongoing developments as well as supporting new acquisitions with a strong focus on improving both ESG and sustainability standards. Lorenzo has more than 10 years of experience in Construction and Development, from design phase to delivery as well as a strong experience in Italian Logistic market. Before joining Mirastar, Lorenzo was Technical Manager at Logicor, in charge of the feasibility studies for new deals, delivering development projects and implementing ESG and maintenance works across existing buildings.

Mirastar has strengthened its team in the Netherlands by appointing Omar Imziln as Technical Development Manager. Omar, who graduated as a real estate engineer, will be responsible for delivering Mirastar’s existing standing asset refurbishment pipeline, in addition to supporting new acquisitions in the Netherlands. Omar has over 10 years of experience in real estate and has considerable experience in the Netherlands offices, industrial and logistics markets. Before joining Mirastar, Omar was Technical Manager at Square Four B.V, where his role comprised property management, delivering refurbishment projects and implementing ESG strategies across existing buildings.

Felipe Lainez, Mirastar Development Director for Southern Europe commented: “Lorenzo’s skillset matches perfectly with Mirastar’s strategy, which combines the development of new sites and the acquisition of standing assets for capex and sustainability upgrades. We welcome Lorenzo and strongly believe his contribution will be crucial to ensure success in our growing Italian portfolio”.

Kris Britland, Mirastar Development Director for Northern Europe commented: “Omar’s experience in the delivery of industrial & logistics refurbishment projects perfectly fills the current needs of our business in the Netherlands. Omar will work closely with our established asset management team based out of Amsterdam and we look forward to seeing his career develop alongside our growing portfolio.

Jonathan Gardner, COO of Mirastar, said: “We are delighted to announce these appointments to the Mirastar platform. All of these are newly created roles which add considerably to both the scope and the scale of our service offer across the development, asset management and leasing disciplines, while also enabling further growth of the business.”