Great leadership goes beyond the balance sheet. The best executives inspire their workforce, practice the ethics they espouse and demonstrate their commitment to the greater community. Through personal example and a corporate commitment to altruistic values, IDI’s leaders create a culture that stimulates exceptional individual performance and establishes enduring relationships with customers, employees and the communities it serves.
The executive team is respected for their industry expertise, as well as their integrity. With seasoned careers and accolades in their specialty areas, each has a background in finance, providing a strong foundation to lead the company through today’s complex market dynamics. Yet their influence and skills extend beyond the walls of IDI through devotion to outside organizations such as the Georgia Conservancy, Atlanta Women’s Shelter, The Study Hall at Emmaus House, the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Ronald McDonald House, Trust for Public Land and The Urban Land Institute. Community involvement is integral to the company’s ethos and encouraged through incentives, such as paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
When it comes to work/life balance, IDI walks the walk. Employees gather during work hours to celebrate personal milestones, volunteer days are organized regularly and honeymooners get extra vacation days to celebrate their new life together. As a result of such efforts, IDI attracts and retains top talent and the company has been named one of the best places to work in Atlanta.
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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP BIOS
Executive Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer, North Americaread bio »As Chief Executive Officer, Tim sets the strategic direction for IDI Gazeley North America, one of the leading full-service industrial real estate companies serving the logistics property sector. Instrumental in the 1989 founding of IDI, the North American arm of IDI Gazeley, Gunter spearheaded the formation of the company’s long-term ownership portfolio and the growth of its sustainable development initiatives.
Recognized by his peers as a leader, Tim has been named to the “Who’s Who” list by the Atlanta Business Chronicle numerous times. In 2008 and 2012, Tim was honored by Commercial Property Executive (formerly Commercial Property News) as one of the top executives in industrial real estate. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, the nation’s oldest and most distinguished community leadership development program, and he is also a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
As part of IDI Gazeley’s long-standing commitment to the environment, Tim serves on the Board of MillionMile Greenway, an organization which strives to achieve a balance between incredible population growth and conservation of land and water resources. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Directors of Batson-Cook Development Company, and is a past member of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Sustainable Development Council. A testament to his passion for education, Tim is a trustee of the Georgia State University Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors for Teach for America and serves on the Endowment Board of the Paideia School, a non-profit school that is known for the individual attention given to each student and its diverse student body.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officerread bio »As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Linda Booker oversees IDI Gazeley’s North American assets, which are valued at approximately $2 billion. She is responsible for financial operations, including accounting, treasury and finance functions. During the Great Recession, Linda helped strengthen the platform’s balance sheet through debt reduction, maintaining strong lender relationships throughout the process. She also supervises IDI Gazeley’s North America joint venture portfolio, valued at just under $1 billion and maintains relationships with investors and key stakeholders.
Linda joined IDI Gazeley (formerly IDI) in 1995 as Assistant Controller. She was promoted to Vice President and Controller in 1997, and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Prior experience includes a management role in MetLife’s real estate investments group, where she was responsible for portfolio financial analysis and real estate financial reporting. She started her career as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick.
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officerread bio »As Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Matt O’Sullivan oversees the development and construction activities across IDI Gazeley’s nine market North America offices, as well as development management services for client multi market rollouts. Among his various responsibilities, Matt keeps current on competitive market trends and implements strategies and procedures that promote the growth and improvement across all aspects of the company’s development, property management and marketing functions.
Under his leadership, IDI Gazeley – which is consistently ranked as one of the top private developers of industrial real estate in North America – has developed just under 40 million square feet of warehouse/distribution space over the past eight years. Additionally, the company has expanded into the markets of Central Florida, New Jersey, Central Pennsylvania, Nashville, Houston and Southwest Ontario under his direction.
G. Bryan Blasingame, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Investment Managementread bio »As Chief Investment Officer, Bryan oversees IDI Gazeley’s North America Investments group, which provides acquisition, disposition, portfolio and asset management, and research services for IDI Gazeley and its clients.
Prior to his expanded role as Chief Investment Officer, Bryan was directly responsible for dispositions and the management of IDI Gazeley’s North America ownership portfolio, as well as those portfolios jointly owned in ventures with third parties. Since joining IDI Gazeley (formerly IDI) in 1995, he has participated in the sale of more than 55 million square feet of industrial buildings with an aggregate sale price of more than $2.3 billion to both institutional and private equity buyers. During that period, Bryan was also responsible for the capital sourcing and formation of several development and long-term ownership ventures in which the cumulative value exceeded $2.5 billion.
Corporate Leadership Team
CORPORATE LEADERSHIP BIOS
Greg J. Ryan
Senior Vice President and Head of Operationsread bio »As Senior Vice President and Head of Operations, Greg works on all of IDI Gazeley’s North America capital market activities, including acquisitions and dispositions, depending on the cycle. During his tenure with IDI Gazeley, Greg has been the Managing Director of Acquisitions, directing the Investment Management group’s efforts to purchase well-located, high-quality warehouse and distribution facilities for IDI Gazeley’s various funds. Greg evaluated every acquisition opportunity within North America, both on-market and off-market, pursuing IDI Gazeley’s interests in both core and value-add opportunities. Greg is currently the head of national asset management and dispositions for the company.
Prior to the formation of Investment Management, Greg handled all investment sales, acquisitions, joint ventures, fund formations, asset management and other capital market activities for IDI Gazeley (formerly IDI) in North America.
Debbi Kvietkus, PHR
Vice President, Human Resourcesread bio »As Vice President of Human Resources, Debbi is responsible for directing all North America Human Resources initiatives in key areas such as benefits, staffing, onboarding, performance management, organizational development, employee relations, compensation and payroll. Leveraging her strengths in relationship building and employee relations, Debbi developed several platforms and processes for the company, including the IDI Gazeley staffing strategy, performance management process, a performance evaluation platform, and new benefits.