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Atlanta Spotlight | Jay Harron


Jay Harron has joined Americold as its Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Harron is responsible for the identification, assessment, negotiation, closing, and integration of all acquisitions, mergers and strategic partnerships. He brings over 20 years of experience in real estate, private equity and investment banking. In his former role as Co-founder and President of Metro Storage International (MSI), he led all elements of international investment and the creation of a new self-storage platform in Brazil. In addition, as Managing Director of Capital Markets for Metro Storage, Harron assisted with capital raising and the formation of programmatic joint venture partnerships with institutional investors. Prior to Metro Storage, Mr. Harron was Senior Vice President, Investments for Equity International (EI), the Sam Zell-founded private equity firm that focuses on direct investments in real estate-related operating companies globally.

“Americold is building a strong leadership team to help propel the company forward,” said Fred Boehler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold Realty Trust. “I welcome these leaders to their new roles and look forward to working with them to drive growth for our customers and company.”

Americold is the world’s largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 156 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 924 million refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. Americold’s facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers.

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Jay Harron has joined Americold as its Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Harron is responsible for the identification, assessment, negotiation, closing, and integration of all acquisitions, mergers and strategic partnerships. He brings over 20 years of experience in real estate, private equity and investment banking. In his former role as Co-founder and President of Metro Storage International (MSI), he led all elements of international investment and the creation of a new self-storage platform in Brazil. In addition, as Managing Director of Capital Markets for Metro Storage, Harron assisted with capital raising and the formation of programmatic joint venture partnerships with institutional investors. Prior to Metro Stora [ ... ]


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