Kester joins Kajima Properties to focus on European logistics

London-based developer and asset manager Kajima Properties has appointed Lucas Kester as an investment surveyor for its European portfolio.

He will focus predominantly on logistics assets and will report to investment director Daniel Bumpstead.

Kester joins Kajima Properties from Primary Health Properties. Prior to that, he worked for Octopus Group as an investment surveyor acquiring healthcare assets on behalf of the MedicX Fund, a listed REIT, prior to its merger with PHP.

Since the launch of its logistics business in 2016, Kajima has developed and committed to over 1 million sq m in Poland, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic in a strategic partnership with Panattoni Europe. 

More recently, the business launched a partnership with Savills Investment Management through the acquisition of Panattoni Europe’s interest in the 144,880 sq m Łódź City VI logistics park in central Poland.