(Chicago, Ill. ‒ Apr. 26, 2016) The Chicago office of Duke Realty Corporation (Duke Realty), a leading nationwide REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) specializing in the ownership, management and development of quality industrial facilities, has hired Casey Baird as Leasing Representative. In her position, Casey will be responsible for helping keep Duke Realty’s 12.6 million-square-foot Chicago industrial portfolio leased, as well as source new business and development opportunities for the company.
“We are pleased to add an experienced commercial real estate professional to our team to help us with our leasing and development activities in the market,” said Ryan O’Leary, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Chicago operations. “Casey has a proven record of success in commercial real estate and will be a real asset to our operations.”
Baird comes to Duke Realty with five years’ experience in commercial real estate leasing, most recently with NAI Hiffman in their industrial services group. A graduate of the University of St. Francis, Casey earned her degree in Marketing and was a member of the women’s basketball team. Her professional affiliations include memberships in iWire, NAIOP, AIRE and SIOR.
About Duke Realty
In the greater Chicago area, Duke Realty owns, manages or has under development approximately 12.6 million square feet of industrial properties and has strategic land positions available for future development. Duke Realty’s local offices are located at 1301 W. 22nd Street, Suite 800 in Oak Brook.
On a nationwide basis, Duke Realty owns, maintains an interest in or has under development 141.8 million rentable square feet of industrial and medical office assets in 22 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com. Duke Realty also can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.