Prologis Appoints Björn Thiemann Senior Vice President, Country Manager Germany
Prologis has appointed Björn Thiemann as senior vice president, country manager Germany. He starts in his new role in Düsseldorf on July 6, 2020.
As senior vice president, country manager Germany, Björn Thiemann will be responsible for all of Prologis’ operational and capital deployment activities in the country. In this role he will work with Prologis’ successful team to identify new opportunities and steer the region towards new paths of development. With his experience we add another seasoned professional as well as a complementary skill set to deliver on our German strategy.
“Björn Thiemann brings more than 18 years of outstanding real estate expertise to Prologis,” said Bram Verhoeven, senior vice president, regional head Northern Europe, Prologis. “We are very much looking forward to working with him. As country manager for one of our most important core markets in Europe, Björn Thiemann will focus on strengthening our market position over the long term. We are confident that he will play an important role in Prologis’ ongoing strategic development in Germany.”
During the past seven years, Björn Thiemann worked as head of fund management Europe/Global at Union Investment Real Estate in Hamburg, where he was responsible for the management and oversight of the open-ended UniImmo:Europa and UniImmo:Global real estate funds, with a total asset value of approximately 17.5 billion euros. Prior to this role, he held the position of head of fund management Europe at Deka Immobilien Investment in Frankfurt for five years. Björn Thiemann holds a degree in business administration as well as a degree in real estate economics.
“I’m looking forward to this new professional challenge and to working with the Prologis Germany team,” said Björn Thiemann. “Working with the diverse customer base, maintaining the trusted partnerships with them, and understanding their needs will be an exciting task – especially in the ‘new normal’ phase after the pandemic. My goal is to work closely with the Prologis team to seize the opportunities in the German real estate market in order to provide future-ready solutions that go well beyond four walls and a roof and create lasting added value for our customers and investors.”