Mileway names URW's Julie Villet as Head of ESG and Innovation

10/18/2021

Julie Villet joins Mileway from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) as the real estate logistics company's new Head of ESG and Innovation

Photo: Julie Villet joins Mileway
Photo: Julie Villet joins Mileway

October 18, 2021 -- Mileway B.V., the leading pan-European last mile logistics real estate company, has announced the appointment of Julie Villet as Head of ESG and Innovation.

Reporting directly to Emmanuel Van der Stichele, Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Villet will lead Mileway's environmental, social and governance agenda, as well as cross-company strategic innovation initiatives.

Ms. Villet has significant experience in real estate, having spent nearly 16 years at publicly listed Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), most recently as Group Director of Innovation and Marketing. Before that, she held the role of Group Director of URW Lab and Corporate Social Responsibility, where she led the launch and implementation of the group's CSR strategy, Better Places 2030.

Prior to her senior, group level, roles at URW, she worked in a number of other areas in the business including the development team in France, operations in Sweden and the international leasing team in France. Ms. Villet started her career as an analyst in the group's graduate training programme.

Photo: Mileway is the largest owner of last mile logistics real estate assets in Europe.
Photo: Mileway is the largest owner of last mile logistics real estate assets in Europe.

Emmanuel Van der Stichele, Chief Executive Officer of Mileway was quoted as saying: 

"As a business that is committed to operating both responsibly and sustainably, we are delighted that Julie is joining our team to accelerate our ESG strategy and to help achieve the fulfilment of our goals in this important area." 

As the largest owner in Europe of last mile logistics assets, which typically are located close to urban centres, Mileway invests in its properties to ensure they best support the local businesses and communities they serve. This includes upgrades to make buildings more environmentally friendly such as LED lighting and solar panels, as well inserting EV charging points that enable its customers to transition to greener modes of transport and delivery.

About Mileway

Mileway is the largest owner of last mile logistics real estate assets in Europe. It has a pan-European footprint, with 1,600 owned and managed assets across 10 major European economies. Mileway's top markets of the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Sweden represent over 80% of the portfolio, and it has a growing presence in the Nordics and Southern Europe. Mileway is headquartered in Amsterdam and has a dedicated team of over 300 employees, with a local presence in each of its markets.