St. Modwen appoints logistics lead

She will oversee the group’s planned 1.5m sq ft of logistics development in 2021

St. Modwen has announced the appointment of Polly Troughton as managing director at its logistics arm.

In her new role, Troughton will lead the expanding £600m branch that has a logistics development pipeline of roughly 19m sq ft.

Responsible for the strategic leadership, continued growth, and performance of St. Modwen logistics, Troughton will oversee plans to develop a further 1.5m sq ft of urban and traditional industrial units in 2021.

Sarwjit Sambhi, CEO at St. Modwen, said: “Polly is joining us at an exciting time as we continue to accelerate the growth of St. Modwen logistics to serve growing customer demand for space. 

“Armed with a breadth of real estate portfolio management experience, a strong customer focus and robust track record for building successful teams, Polly will provide the leadership required to deliver and build on our ambitions and ensure continued future success.”

Previously acting as group investment director and a part of the executive committee at Unite Group, Troughton also spent eight years working as head of portfolio at Landsec.

She said: “With one of the largest logistics development pipelines in the UK I am excited to be joining to lead St. Modwen’s dedicated and highly ambitious logistics business. 

“St. Modwen has already established itself as a major player in the sector and, with nearly half of the company’s asset value now invested in this growing sector, I look forward to working alongside the outstanding team to build on the significant achievements to date.”

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