Art Makris: Experience and Determination Make the Difference in Logistics Real Estate

Ask senior vice president of the Northeast region Art Makris what makes Duke Realty stand out among logistics real estate companies and you won’t get just one answer—more like seven.  “We do what we say we’re going to do; we don’t overpromise. We’ve got a very transparent, very team-oriented approach,” Makris said. “We’ve got specialists… Continue Reading

Living Up to Our Commitments: Duke Realty’s Message to Investors

Today, serious long-term investors are looking for established companies with solid, forward-looking strategies. As the leading U.S.-only industrial REIT focused on the ownership, development, and management of logistics properties, Duke Realty is well positioned for growth and performance not only in today’s market, but for the decades to come. Why are we so confident in… Continue Reading

Corporate Responsibility Means Caring Enough to Prepare for the Future

Though my current role at Duke Realty is as our vice president of corporate responsibility, my first fourteen years at the company were on the operations side, in logistics property management. Understanding tenant needs for both today and tomorrow, supporting them, and meeting our own corporate goals at the same time—these are the kinds of… Continue Reading

Duke Realty’s ESG Strategy Gets Attention of S&P Global Market Intelligence

Duke Realty recently announced that it had amended and restated its $1.2 billion unsecured revolving credit facility that includes an incremental reduction in borrowing costs if certain sustainability linked metrics are achieved each year. This is part of Duke Realty’s greater strategy and commitment to its ESG goals. This announcement received attention from S&P Global… Continue Reading

Dallas Industrial Real Estate Market Booming, Thornton Shares Expertise

On April 12, 2021, Dallas Business Journal published an article, Dallas-Fort Worth projected to be No. 1 industrial market in U.S. this year — and No. 2 isn’t close, about the market’s outlook and optimistic future for industrial real estate. It’s expected that more than 27 million in industrial real estate space will be delivered… Continue Reading

Duke Realty’s Rodriguez Tapped by Bisnow for Industry Insights

Bisnow recently outlined how the pandemic has adversely impacted the construction industry in its article Construction’s Woes Start To Hit This Surging Real Estate Sector. The article also addressed how rising materials costs and supply chain disruptions are generating further impacts that are now impacting the commercial real estate industry. “Duke Realty Corp. Senior Vice… Continue Reading

California Buildings News features Interview with CEO Jim Connor

California Buildings News recently interviewed Jim Connor, Duke Realty chairman and CEO on the company’s investment strategy in California. The Q&A, Logistics Facilities Booming in California Due to Shopping Shifts & Pandemic-Driven E-Commerce, is featured in the Q1 2021 edition of the publication. “We have made and continue to make significant investments in California. In… Continue Reading

Bisnow taps CEO Jim Connor for industry expertise

Addressing the pandemic-driven spike in e-commerce activity and its impact on the logistics industry, Bisnow interviewed Duke Realty Chairman and CEO, Jim Connor for a feature article on international e-commerce growth. The article, International E-Commerce Growth A Wild Card For U.S. Industrial Demand, published on February 22, 2021 shares Connor’s insights on industry trends. Connor… Continue Reading