DREAM Scholarship Promotes Diversity in Real Estate

Duke Realty is the sponsor of a new scholarship program, offered through Roosevelt University in Chicago, that aims to prepare women and minority students for success in the real estate industry. Jim Connor, President and CEO of Duke Realty and an advisory board member of Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, advocated for this innovative program. “We… Continue Reading.

Jim Connor Explains Industrial REIT Strength in Wall Street Journal

Duke Realty CEO Jim Connor was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article on investors’ recent enthusiasm for shares of REITs with significant industrial portfolios. Duke Realty’s strong first-quarter earnings are referenced in the article as well. According to the article, shares of REITs that own industrial space are up 17% this year, against 6%… Continue Reading.

Retiring CEO Denny Oklak Reflects on His Career in an Interview with REIT.com

As retirement nears for Duke Realty CEO Denny Oklak, he took a moment to reflect on his career accomplishments in an interview with REIT.com. Oklak, who served as CEO for nearly 12 years, felt especially good about the company’s repositioning in the last few years. “We really repositioned the company to have the best industrial… Continue Reading.

Duke Realty’s Keith Konkoli Joins Expert Panel at InterFace Healthcare Real Estate 2015 Conference

Seismic shifts in the healthcare industry are having far-flung effects, and that includes changing the way real estate developers approach healthcare projects. For this reason, Duke Realty’s own Keith Konkoli, Executive Vice President of Healthcare, was invited to participate on a panel of experts at the InterFace Healthcare Real Estate 2015 Conference. He was also… Continue Reading.

Duke Realty’s Mark Denien Honored as a Top CFO of the Year by the Indianapolis Business Journal

The Indianapolis Business Journal recently honored Duke Realty’s Mark Denien in their 2015 CFO of the Year recognition program. Denien was cited for his many accomplishments within the company, including bookkeeping for 141 million rentable square feet of space valued at more than $10 billion. In the IBJ profile, however, Denien reveals he almost pursued… Continue Reading.

Duke Realty’s Steve Schnur Talks Midwest Industrial Development with REBusinessOnline

Industrial development in the Midwest is burgeoning, and REBusinessOnline cites e-commerce as one of the driving forces. A feature article on the trend highlights the nearly 21.3 million square feet of industrial completions and more than 23.5 million square feet under construction in the region. Duke Realty Executive Vice President for the Central Region Steve Schnur… Continue Reading.

Art Makris Talks Industrial Development and the Benefits of Ohio’s Capital City in Columbus CEO Magazine

With more than two decades of experience in the Columbus region, Duke Realty has moved to a focus on industrial facilities, leveraging strong relationships and a burgeoning economy. An article in Columbus CEO highlights Duke Realty’s progress within the area, talking with Vice President of Leasing and Development Art Makris. “It’s an easy place to do business… Continue Reading.

Ryan O’Leary Writes for REJournals on Choosing a Developer

Ryan O’Leary, Senior Vice President of Chicago Operations, penned an article last month for REJournals. It outlined the qualities to look for in a potential developer and explained how working with a commercial real estate broker can be an indispensable guide through the process. Before developers even get involved, O’Leary explains, a broker uses “in-depth… Continue Reading.

Denny Oklak Featured in NAREIT CEO Spotlight Video

Denny Oklak was featured in a CEO Spotlight video for REITWeek 2015: NAREIT’s Investor Forum. Oklak sat down with Matt Bechard of REIT.com to discuss Duke Realty’s repositioning, its portfolio in bulk distribution facilities, and the company’s outlook for the future in areas such as industrial and medical office buildings. In the interview, Oklak noted… Continue Reading.

Chief Investment Officer Nick Anthony Talks Industrial With GlobeSt.com

Speculative development may be up in many industrial markets around the nation, but it’s still under control, and that’s reason for investors to be positive. That’s the outlook from Duke Realty Chief Investment Officer Nick Anthony, who spoke with GlobeSt.com in advance of his participation in an industrial outlook panel at NAIOP’s I.CON conference. “The… Continue Reading.