DCT Industrial Trust Expands Capital Deployment Team

2008-08-07 07:30:00

DCT Industrial Trust Expands Capital Deployment Team

 Appoints Senior Vice President in Northeast Region and Development Project


    DENVER, Colo., Aug. 7 /EMWNews/ -- DCT Industrial Trust

Inc. (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate investment trust, today

announced two appointments within its Capital Deployment team.

    Thomas Tucci has been appointed Senior Vice President and will be

responsible for all development and investment activity in the Northeast

region and is based in New Jersey.

    Mr. Tucci has more than 30 years of industrial real estate experience

in the Northeast. Most recently, he served as Senior Managing Director for

the New York Tri-State Industrial Group at CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) where he

oversaw leasing and sales brokerage services to tenants and owners. Prior

to joining CBRE, Mr. Tucci spent more than 25 years in real estate

development and also served as a Mayor and Councilman in the borough of

Moonachie, N.J.

    "Tom's extensive knowledge of the Northeast market, his development

experience, and his breadth of relationships make him an ideal complement

to our investment team," said Jim Cochran, President and Chief Investment

Officer of DCT Industrial. "His expertise will enable DCT to expand our

presence efficiently in some of our most dynamic markets, including New

Jersey, Central Pennsylvania and the Washington D.C./Baltimore corridor."

    Mark Erler has also joined the team as Vice President, Development

Project Manager based in Atlanta, Georgia. He will be responsible for

managing all development projects in the United States.

    Mr. Erler brings more than 10 years of commercial real estate

development experience. Prior to joining DCT Industrial, he served as

Development Manager for Panattoni Development Company where he managed the

development and marketing of industrial and office properties, acquired and

repositioned industrial and office assets, and marketed industrial land for


    "The addition of Mark enhances DCT's development capabilities," said

Mike Ruen, Managing Director of Development for DCT Industrial. "We will

continue to develop through joint ventures as well as independently, and

the expansion of our team allows us to operate more effectively."

    About DCT Industrial Trust

    DCT Industrial Trust 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 June 30, 2008, the Company owned, managed or had under

development 75.7 million square feet of assets leased to approximately 850

customers, including 16.9 million square feet managed on behalf of three

institutional joint venture partners. Additional information is available

at http://www.dctindustrial.com.

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