The Team:

Hans A.van Luijken MRE MRICS - Partner


Hans has been active in the real estate market over the last 21 years. After having worked for Jones Lang Wootton (now Jones Lang LaSalle) and Cores Pension Fund (Real Estate), Hans started in the warehouse sector with joining ProLogis at the end of 1997 where he set-up the Central European Region and worked for 6 years and reached the position of Senior Vice President and Regional Head for Central Europe.

In the end of 2003 Hans, together with his partner Piotr Michalski, set up the Parkridge in Central Europe, active in warehouse developments. After the Parkridge industrial portfolio was sold to ProLogis in February 2007, Hans focused on setting up a business centre development portfolio in CE as well as warehouse developments in the Ukraine.

In total he has been instrumental over the last 10 years for creating a land bank of approximately 683 HA with a development potential of 2.7 million m2 of warehouse space, of which he developed, leased and delivered almost 1.3 million m2.

Now with former colleagues he has set up Thameling Group to continue in his field of expertise.

Hans finished his Masters in Real Estate at the University of Amsterdam and is a Chartered Surveyor.

Piotr Michalski Arch. MBA - Partner


Piotr has over twenty years of experience as a project manager of various design and construction activities both in Central Europe and United States.

From 1988 to 1992 he was working for a New York based company Motz Master Builders and Designers as an architect and project manager.

After having returned to Poland in 1992 Piotr joined Prochem SA, Warsaw (a subsidiary of Fluor Daniel Corporation) as a project manager of several projects executed for Unilever in Poland and Russia, Kraft Jacobs Suchard Poland, Philip Morris Europe, Geant Casino France and ING Bank.

In 1997 Piotr left Prochem to join, as a General Manager, OTRA POLSKA - a branch of French engineering company OTRA (OTH). Piotr was responsible for the company engineering and marketing activities in Poland.

In 1998 Piotr has joined ProLogis as a Project Manager Central Europe responsible for all new construction activities in the region. During the period of five years he oversaw development of more than 400,000 sq m of warehouse space on 165 hectares of land. In 2002 Piotr reached the position of Vice President Project Management and Construction.

In 2003 together with Hans van Luijken (Senior Vice President and Regional Head of ProLogis Central Europe) Piotr decided to join the newly formed entity Parkridge CE Developments as a Managing Director.

In total the team has been instrumental over the last 10 years for creating a land bank of approximately 683 hectares with a development potential of 2.7 million sq m of warehouse space, of which almost 1.3 million sq m was developed, leased and delivered.

Piotr is a licensed architect and holds also a MBA degree.

Piotr's role in the joint venture will be responsibility for procurement, project management, permitting and dealing with statutory authorities.