(Chicago, Ill. – July 11, 2016) Duke Realty Corporation (Duke Realty), a leading nationwide REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) specializing in the ownership, management and development of bulk industrial facilities, announces the promotions of two associates based in its Chicago office.
Ryan O’Leary ‒ Regional Senior Vice President, Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis-St. Paul
Ryan O’Leary has been promoted to Regional Senior Vice President for Duke Realty’s operations in three markets, including Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis-St. Paul. O’Leary will oversee the leasing and management of Duke Realty’s industrial properties in these markets, which total more than 20.7 million square feet, as well as work to identify acquisition and development opportunities, new land positions and prospects for build-to-suit development.
O’Leary has overseen Duke Realty’s Chicago operations, which includes 12.6 million square feet of industrial properties, since 2015. Prior to that, he was involved in leasing Duke Realty’s Chicago properties, where he played a leading role in many of the most notable transactions in the market. O’Leary joined Duke Realty in 1998. A graduate of Indiana University, O’Leary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate. He is the founder of Dealmakers Take Heart Golf Outing to support Children’s Heart Foundation and Mend-A-Heart.
Susan Bergdoll ‒ Vice President, Leasing and Development, Chicago
Susan Bergdoll has been promoted to Vice President, Leasing and Development, for Duke Realty’s Chicago office. Bergdoll previously was Vice President, Leasing for Chicago. She will now be responsible for all Chicago operations including leasing, development and marketing related to the company’s 12.6 million-square-foot industrial portfolio.
A graduate of Indiana University, Bergdoll has a Bachelor’s of Art degree. She joined Duke Realty in 1997 as part of the Marketing Department and moved into industrial leasing in 1998. She was promoted to Vice President of Leasing in 2005 when she relocated to Duke Realty’s Chicago office.
O’Leary and Bergdoll will be based out of Duke Realty’s Chicago office at 1301 West 22nd Street, Suite 800, Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523. The office phone number is 847.232.5400.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty Corporation specializes in the ownership, management and development of bulk distribution and medical office real estate. The company owns and operates approximately 138 million rentable square feet in 21 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Duke Realty 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 Corporation is available at www.dukerealty.com. Duke Realty also can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
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