Blackbrook appoints Jon Strang as Director, Investments

Senior investment executive with extensive industrial and logistics background joins growing Net Lease, Sale-Leaseback and Build to Suit specialist investment firm.

London, 16th September 2020 – Blackbrook Capital (Blackbrook), a European independent real estate investment firm focusing on mission-critical commercial property, today announced that Jon Strang has joined as a Director. 

Working as a senior investment officer within the investment team, Jon will be responsible for origination and deal execution across Europe in accordance with the firm’s investment strategy.

Jon joins Blackbrook from Clarion Partners Europe, a real estate investment fund manager specialising in high quality logistics properties. Within that role, he was focused on sourcing, underwriting, and executing real estate acquisitions across Europe. Throughout his career, Jon has been involved in multiple real estate transactions, primarily sale-leaseback, build to suit, net lease acquisitions and speculative developments, mainly in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, and Poland. 

Previously, Jon worked at J.P. Morgan in its Investment Banking Division focussed on industrials. He graduated with 1st Class honours from the University of Oxford with an MEng in Engineering Science. 

Arvi A. I. Luoma, Co-Founder & CEO of Blackbrook, said: “We consider ourselves fortunate to have attracted Jon to our firm. His significant experience in net lease transactions, his specialism in the industrial and logistics sector, and his geographic market background made him an ideal candidate to join Blackbrook. Jon will be a valuable addition to the team as we continue to focus on mission-critical assets, and specifically the industrial and logistics sector where we are seeing significant demand and expect to see sustained growth across Europe.” 

Commenting on his appointment, Jon Strang said: “I’m excited to be a member of the Blackbrook team at such a critical time for growth within the European logistics sector. This position presented an exciting opportunity given Blackbrook’s recent launch, rapid growth prospects and specialism on European net lease real estate, a proven long-term investment strategy.”