DCT Industrial Trust Inc. Expands Houston Office
DENVER, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – DCT Industrial Trust Inc.Ã‚® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate company, today announced it has hired Justin Bennett as Vice President and Regional Market Representative and Sequoya Nelson as Senior Property Manager of its Houston office.
In his role, Justin is responsible for overseeing the leasing activities in the Houston and San Antonio markets in which DCT Industrial owns a combined 55 buildings totaling 4.3 million square feet. In addition, Justin will manage the capital investment activities as DCT Industrial seeks to grow in the Houston market.
Justin has eight years of real estate experience including his most recent role as Senior Development Manager with a leading real estate development company. In this role he was responsible for a 2.7 million square foot portfolio of Class A properties across two major logistics markets, including the acquisition, leasing and disposition of real property and industrial assets.
Sequoya Nelson is responsible for DCT Industrial’s property management activities in the Houston market including property operations and customer relations. Sequoya joins DCT Industrial with nine years of real estate experience. Over the past four years, she served as Senior Manager and Department Head for one of Houston’s top property management firms and was responsible for over 85 industrial properties totaling over four million square feet.
“Our team in Houston is now fully in place and we are thrilled with the quality, experience and relationships our new colleagues bring to DCT Industrial,” said Daryl Mechem, Managing Director of DCT Industrial for the West Region. “Our people and organization are well positioned to serve our customers and aggressively compete as opportunities arise in the Houston market as well as across the nation.”
The expansion of the Houston office strengthens DCT Industrial’s local operating platform and deepens its market presence to maximize leasing and investment opportunities and provide enhanced customer service.
About DCT Industrial Trust Inc.Ã‚®
DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT) is a leading industrial real estate company that owns, operates and develops high-quality bulk distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution markets in the U.S. and Mexico. As of March 31, 2010, the Company owned, managed or had under development 75.4 million square feet of assets leased to approximately 810 customers, including 14.6 million square feet managed on behalf of three institutional joint venture partners. Additional information is available at www.dctindustrial.com.
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