(Minneapolis, Minn. – March 26, 2014) Duke Realty Corporation (Duke Realty) has hired Josh Budish as Vice President, Leasing and Development, in its Minneapolis office. Budish, a 12-year commercial real estate veteran, will be responsible for leasing the company’s 4.4 million-square foot portfolio and identifying new development and investment opportunities. Duke Realty currently owns, manages and leases more than 4 million square feet in industrial properties, as well as The Shops at West End, a 381,922-square foot retail lifestyle center in St. Louis Park. Duke Realty also has 130 acres available in strategic locations in the Twin Cities metro area for future development.
“We are pleased to add an experienced and well-known commercial real estate professional to our team,” said Steve Schnur, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Midwest operations. “Josh has a proven record of success in leasing, acquisitions and development in Minneapolis and has built many strong relationships with tenants, brokers and others in the industry.”
Before joining Duke Realty, Budish was Director of Leasing for Liberty Property Trust in Minneapolis. He got his start in the commercial real estate industry at CBRE in Minneapolis in 2002. Budish is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. He is a member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR) and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He also has been designated a Certified Commercial Investment Member by the CCIM Institute.
About Duke Realty
In the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, Duke Realty owns, manages or has under development approximately 4.4 million square feet of industrial and retail properties and has strategic land positions available for future development. Duke Realty’s local offices are located at 1600 Utica Avenue South, Suite 250 in Minneapolis.
Duke Realty owns, maintains an interest in or has under development approximately 152.6 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, 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.