Bibby Distribution property asset manager Chris Earle has joined property consultant Savills’ industrial and logistics occupier advisory team.
At Bibby Distribution Earle was responsible for reshaping the firm’s property portfolio, fulfilling its real estate strategy by transacting approximately 1 million sq ft of warehousing space. He also reduced overhead costs through initiatives such as installing LED lighting across the group’s properties saving 66 per cent in energy costs and helping to reduce the firm’s carbon foot print in line with its ‘Road to Zero’ campaign
At Savills Earle will focus on third party logistics, production and manufacturing, supply chain and leisure occupiers and will be based out of the Leeds office as a director.
Savills has also appointed George Unwin, who was previously commercial and operations manager at Moma Foods. While at Moma Foods, Unwin generated cost savings by adopting a new 3PL and manufacturing strategy, while managing inventory, procurement and distribution.
As part of his new role at Savills, Unwin will concentrate on developing efficiencies between operations and real estate divisions, focusing primarily on FMCG, urban logistics and supply chain clients.
By Liza Helps