HCMC, January 10, 2019 – Today Cushman & Wakefield are happy to announce the appointment of Paul Tonkes as the new leader of Industrial and Logistics Services, effective 1st of January.
Paul has multidisciplinary qualifications along with 16 years of experience and expertise in commercial real estate from The Netherlands and Vietnam. Initially, he specialized in office and retail before gradually transitioning to Industrial and Logistic Real Estate. He has been actively consulting foreign investors from Europe and the US that have investment interests within Vietnam. This depth of knowledge and experience will enable him to carry out his new role as director of Industrial and Logistics Services with distinction.
Alex Crane, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield Vietnam commented: “Paul is a great addition to our business and will lead the continued growth of our Industrial & Logistics Services business.”
Cushman & Wakefield’s Industrial & Logistics Services supports all aspects of our client’s needs including specialization in Global Supply Chain Solutions, Industrial Agency Leasing, Site Selection Solutions, Build-to-suit, Sale & Leaseback, Investment, and Disposition.
In 2017, Cushman & Wakefield outbid and overcame fierce competition from 3 other service providers in a bidding process to become the exclusive advisor and agent of a client with a divestment strategy for an 18,000 m2 distribution center in Vietnam. Cushman & Wakefield additionally assisted FM Logistic’s entry into the Vietnamese market, securing land for their maiden factory in the region.
“With Paul’s appointment, I strongly believe that we have started the year as we mean to go on” Mr. Crane added.