European logistics warehouse specialist Delin Property has appointed real estate industry veteran Gary Jones as chief financial officer (CFO) to support the company’s European growth strategy.
Jones will oversee finance, legal, risk and compliance as well as Delin Property platform’s IT and central resourcing functions. He will report directly to CEO Rob Reiskin, who was brought in late last year.
Said Reiskin: 'Gary has a wealth of experience and a phenomenal track record in scaling up real estate platforms, so he is a tremendous addition to our team. Institutions are wanting to partner with industry specialists to gain exposure to the very attractive logistics warehousing asset class.
'We must offer them a best in class platform as part of our growth strategy and I’ve tasked Gary with making this happen.'
Jones joins Delin Property after leaving Aprirose in April 2021, since when he advised a serviced apartments investor and spent six months at Queensgate Investments.
He was chief operating officer at family-owned Aprirose and transformed it into an institutional-grade platform during his six and a half years there. Prior to this, he was CFO at Edinburgh House Estates Group.
A qualified accountant, Jones worked for almost 11 years at Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and KPMG advising clients, particularly in private equity and real estate, on business and tax. He joined Edinburgh House Group in 2006 having been its lead advisor at Deloitte.
Commented Jones: 'I was immediately excited when I heard about the position at Delin Property because of the opportunity to join an established real estate business and to take it to the next level. It’s what I’ve been doing for the past 16 years.
'As a fully integrated business with a team of experts for each stage of the value chain, Delin Property has excellent foundations to its growth ambitions.'