Phil Hawkins is the President and Chief Executive Officer of DCT Industrial Trust, a leading owner, developer and operator of high-quality distribution and light industrial assets located in major U.S. markets. Since joining DCT in 2006, Mr. Hawkins has led the company’s initial public offering on the NYSE and the substantial growth of its portfolio and operating platform. DCT has a total market cap of approximately $7.2 billion and owns a portfolio of 75 million square feet with a development and value-add pipeline of approximately $800 million. As a result of its strong market-based organization and its high-quality portfolio, the returns on DCT’s common stock have substantially outperformed the SNL U.S. REIT and SNL U.S. Industrial REIT Indices over the past one, three and five-year periods.
Prior to joining DCT, Mr. Hawkins was President and Chief Operating Officer of CarrAmerica Realty Corporation (formerly NYSE:CRE). Mr. Hawkins joined CarrAmerica in 1996 and was responsible for expanding the company and managing the investment, development, leasing, management and capital markets activities. Mr. Hawkins also played a key role in the sale of CarrAmerica to an affiliated fund of the Blackstone Group in 2006.
Prior to joining CarrAmerica, Mr. Hawkins was with LaSalle Partners, now known as Jones Lang LaSalle, from 1982 through 1995, where he held a variety of positions involving real estate investment, development, leasing and management. He was also a member of LaSalle’s Board of Directors and was responsible for running LaSalle’s asset services business.
Mr. Hawkins serves as a director of Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC), an office REIT that focuses primarily on serving the specialized requirements of U.S. Government agencies and defense contractors, most of which are engaged in defense information technology and national security-related activities. Mr. Hawkins is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) as well as serving on its Board of Governors. Mr. Hawkins is a trustee of Hamilton College where he received his bachelor’s degree. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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