The candidate is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint Properties Trust. Prior to joining the company in 2013, he held executive positions with several national real estate firms, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE). Preceding his tenure at Duke, the candidate was with RREEF Funds in Chicago, Hines Interests in Houston and Lincoln Property Company in San Francisco. A graduate of Stanford University and of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he is a member of several boards, including Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ) and First Century Energy Holdings, Inc. He is also an Executive Advisor to the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), and Business Advisory Council (BAC).
CenterPoint is a Chicago-based company focused on the development, investment and management of industrial property and related rail, road and port infrastructure. Initially publicly traded in 1993 (NYSE: CNT), CenterPoint was privatized in 2006 by CalEast Global Logistics, LLC, an investment vehicle substantially owned by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). GI Partners, a San Francisco based real estate and private equity investment firm, co-invested in CenterPoint in 2010, subsequently selling its position to CalPERS. GI Partners currently acts as oversight manager for CalPERS.