ULI Europe Webinar: What’s NEXT in Urban Logistics?


Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm BST


Online This webinar will be hosted by Zoom. UNITED KINGDOM
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Webinar Summary

The logistics sector is experiencing a boom and has also shown a higher resilience to the COVID-19 crisis than other sectors. This webinar is intended to bring together logistics industry experts to envisage what will be the “new normal” in urban logistics. The speakers will examine the resilience of the logistics sector and which will be the challenges in the back to normal state:
  • Which are the main trends in urban logistics?
  • What are the main challenges for the sector in the coming years?
  • How has COVID-19 affected the supply chains?
  • Which type of spaces are being reconverted into last mile logistic uses?
A Q&A session will follow, and panellists will answer audience questions.

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Luis Lazaro

Managing Director Retail & Logistics, MERLIN Properties

Luis Lázaro has over 16 years’ experience as a real estate professional. He has worked at General Electric, ING Real Estate and RREEF, as Director with financial and management responsibilities. Prior to MERLIN Properties, he was in charge of Core/ Core + real estate investments in Spain and Portugal on behalf of the German Open Ended and Special Funds, managing a portfolio with an aggregate value in excess of €600 million, including shopping centers, office buildings, hotels and logistics warehouses. Luis holds a superior degree in Economics & Business Administration from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an Executive MBA from IESE Universidad de Navarra


Yaniv Gelnik

Global Business Development Lead, Zipline

Yaniv Gelnik serves as Global Business Development Lead at Zipline, a drone logistics company based in CA. Yaniv is responsible for Zipline’s growth in Africa and South Asia, as well as strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Zipline, Yaniv worked as a strategy consultant to various Fortune 25 firms and startups. Yaniv is a graduate of Brown and Kellogg, a resident of Paris, and a dad.


Dirk Sosef

Head of Research Europe, Prologis

Dirk Sosef is vice president, research & strategy, responsible for Prologis’ research and strategy initiatives in Europe. In his current role his key responsibilities within Prologis are analysing current market conditions and future trends, understanding the factors that drive the (logistics) property performance, and providing research-led strategy and advice to internal and external clients. Mr. Sosef also leads and contributes to the development of best-in-class research, demonstrating Prologis’ know-how and market insight. Recent areas of investigation include labour, obsolescence, e-commerce, and the most desirable logistics locations in Europe. Prior to joining Prologis in 2011, he worked at Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Sosef is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Thomas Poulis-Leinberger

Executive Director / Head of Asset Management and Developments LOGISTICS Europe, AEW Europe

Thomas Poulis-Leinberger is Head of Asset Management and Development Logistics Europe, AEW, and is based in Frankfurt. He is primarily responsible for the performance of AEW’s standing logistic assets and developments. Thomas has been working in the real estate industry for 13 years and, prior to joining AEW in 2015, he held the positions of Head of International Asset Management and Indirect Investment Manager at Allianz Real Estate group. Prior to this he worked for Tishman Speyer, a leading American developer and asset manager. Throughout his career, Thomas has managed European logistic portfolios of up to EUR 4bn. He holds a diploma in Business Administration from the European Business School and a Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of Hong Kong.