Boreal IM appoints former Mileway project manager

Boreal IM appoints former Mileway project manager

Pan-European real estate investment manager Boreal IM has strengthened its asset management team with the appointment of Johana Ruiz, most recently of Mileway, as Vice President.

Ruiz brings over 15 years of development and asset management experience to Boreal, with roles in Colombia and France across multiple sectors, including industrial and logistics. She joins from Mileway Blackstone’s logistics platform, where she oversaw development and project management of its portfolio in France.  

Ruiz will support in development and project management across a portfolio that includes over 900,000 sq.m of standing assets and 200,000 sq.m of developments in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. The portfolio, currently valued at €1.3bn, is the product of a joint venture between Boreal IM and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Ruiz’s hire brings Boreal’s headcount to 23 and nationality count to 15. The pan-European investment manager, whose current focus is on the industrial and logistics sectors, is headquartered in London and has a local presence in the Netherlands and France.

Peter Bingel, Partner, Boreal IM, commented: “Johana adds great strength and depth to a team that is already highly experienced, diverse and versatile, with proven expertise in construction, refurbishment and industrial and logistic asset management.”

“Hands-on value creation is a central feature of our investment strategy, whether that be through development and refurbishment, targeted capex programmes, or ESG improvements, and Johana will play an important role in this.”

Johana Ruiz, Vice President, Asset Management, Boreal IM, commented: “Boreal has developed a market-leading reputation in the space of two years in the European logistics market. I look forward to bringing my experience in green real estate development, helping to drive sustainable and long-term value for our investment partners.”

About Boreal IM

Boreal is a pan-European investment management firm founded by its Partners, who on average bring over 19 years of industry experience across all sectors, geographies and transaction types. It is supported by a highly motivated and aligned team of skilled professionals focused on acquisitions, asset management and finance. It is headquartered in London and has staff in France in the Netherlands.

Boreal analyses macroeconomic trends and paradigm shifts to identify thematic investment opportunities across Europe. Boreal’s current investment focus is logistics and light-industrial properties across Europe. Borealis focused on assets across core European locations where fundamentals support increasing demand for logistics, targeting properties across the spectrum, from standing assets to ground-up development.

Leveraging the team’s experience, market knowledge and established networks, Boreal aim is to create and to drive long-term value for its investment partners in a sustainable and responsible manner.