Scannell Properties hires Mauro Zanaga as Expansion Director in Italy

Scannell Properties hires Mauro Zanaga as Expansion Director in Italy

Scannell Properties, the real estate development and investment company specialising in large-scale industrial and logistics projects, has appointed Mauro Zanaga as Expansion Director in Italy.

Mauro brings over 16 years' experience in both technical and commercial aspects of logistics development, with a broad spectrum of skills from identifying and acquiring sites, liaising with municipalities and managing building contracts and tenant relations. Having spent more than 10 years with AF Logistic Spa, a leading Italian 3PL, Mauro also has a deep knowledge of occupier requirements.   He joins Scannell from VGP where he most recently worked as Property & Commercial Manager in Italy.

In his new role at Scannell Properties, Zanaga will have responsibility for identifying and securing future sites in prime locations, primarily along the A1 motorway, the backbone to Italy’s supply chains.

Scannell has seen major growth in Italy since its inception in 2019 and already has a number of projects ongoing, including large-scale, speculative projects at Bologna Airport (Emilia-Romagna region) and San Pietro Mosezzo (Novara Region).

Amaury Gariel, Managing Director, Scannell Properties, Europe commented:

“Mauro’s appointment to our team underlines our commitment to growing our business and becoming a market leader in Italy, a country which has seen huge advances across its logistics and supply chain sectors in recent years.”

“Mauro’s extensive skills will perfectly complement our experienced technical and commercial team. He will work in tandem with Francesco Nappo, who has been the driving force behind our major projects so far. With the addition of Mauro we can accelerate the pace at which we identify, secure and deliver the space, which is in such high demand from our clients"

Zanaga added:

"Scannell’s agility, entrepreneurial and team spirt are what attracted me to the company. When this is combined with the company’s financial autonomy it gives us the unique ability to swiftly fund and develop projects, and add to the team’s pipeline already under development throughout Italy. I am looking forward to using my experience to help secure the space needed to support ours and our clients' ambitious growth plans."