By Joshua Burd
Woodmont Industrial Partners has made an addition to its Fairfield-based team, as it eyes continued expansion in both the Northeast and other top logistics markets.
In her role as an industrial associate, Morgan McEwan will contribute to the growth and day-to-day management of a portfolio that has included sites in New Jersey, the Lehigh Valley and the Southeast. She joins the firm, a joint venture of Woodmont Properties and Romark Logistics, after most recently serving as an associate at Industry City, a historic industrial complex in Brooklyn that is now a mixed-use business, retail and cultural destination.
“Bringing on new talent remains pivotal for Woodmont, and serves as a testament to our continued positive trajectory and growth,” said Eric Witmondt, Woodmont Properties’ CEO. “Building an outstanding team of professionals remains a critical factor in our success, and we look forward to Morgan’s unique contributions to the achievements of both Woodmont Industrial Partners, and Woodmont Properties’ broader ambitions.”
In her role with Industry City, McEwan focused on the development’s creative workshops and creative offices portfolios, according to a news release. She also contributed to new leasing activity, business development efforts, portfolio expansion and tenant management.
McEwan has spent the last 10 years in New York City, during which she studied at New York University, and, most recently, completed her master’s degree in real estate development with a concentration in sustainable development from the university’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. Her career began in the legal services industry at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she served in a number of client success capacities.
“As Woodmont Industrial Partners continues its investment growth in key markets, we’re pleased to welcome Morgan McEwan to our industrial team,” said Anthony Amadeo, vice president of Woodmont Industrial Partners. “We’re in the midst of a very competitive period for the industrial real estate market, and so Morgan joins our team at a moment in which we’re fortunate to add both her valuable experience and varied skill set to our hardworking and accomplished industrial team.”
WIP announced the new hire while recapping several recent deals, including the acquisition of 117 acres of industrial-zoned vacant land in Florida’s Palm Beach County. Last month, meantime, it purchased the site of an existing 91,350-square-foot building in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, which it now plans to redevelop into a modern Class A facility.
Its other recent activity includes the sale of a newly built, 101,425-square-foot distribution center at 85 New Brunswick Ave. in the Hopelawn section of Woodbridge.