The candidate is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE: FR). He joined the company as President in September of 2016 and assumed the Chief Executive Officer position in December of 2016. He brings more than 30 years of management, real estate and financial expertise to the role. He also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. The candidate joins First Industrial from UBS Securities, LLC where he served as Joint Global Head of the Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure Group within the firm’s investment banking division since June 2012. Prior to that, he served in various senior leadership roles during his 26-year tenure at JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM). Most recently, the candidate was Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Securities Inc. He also served as Co-Head of the General Industries Investment Banking Coverage Group which encompassed Real Estate, Lodging, Gaming, Diversified Industrials, Paper Packing and Building Products, and Transportation investment banking. Before that he served as Global Head of JP Morgan’s Real Estate, Lodging and Gaming Investment Banking group for 10 years. During his career, the candidate has been responsible for key customer relationships and more than $250 billion of capital markets and strategic transactions. He is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and The Real Estate Roundtable where he was past Chairman of the Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee. The candidate is a past trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE: FR) is a leading fully-integrated owner, operator, and developer of industrial real estate with a track record of providing industry-leading customer service to multinational corporations and regional customers. Across major markets in the US, its local market experts manage, lease, buy, (re)develop, and sell bulk and regional distribution centers, light industrial, and other industrial facility types. The company’s in-service portfolio consists of 215 light industrial properties, 53 research and development/flex properties, 167 bulk warehouse properties and 100 regional warehouse properties containing an aggregate of approximately 62.2 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 23 states. Market Cap: $3.8 billion.