Bruce W. Duncan
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director,
First Industrial Realty Trust Inc.
Director since: 1999 and current Chairman of the Board
Mr. Duncan has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust that engages in the ownership, management, acquisition, sale, development and redevelopment of industrial real estate properties, since January 2009. From April to September 2007, Mr. Duncan served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on an interim basis. He also has been a senior advisor to Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co., a global investment firm, from July 2008 to January 2009. He was also a private investor from January 2006 to January 2009. From May 2005 to December 2005, Mr. Duncan was Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of Equity Residential (“EQR”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, and held various positions at EQR from March 2002 to December 2005, including President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee from January 2003 to May 2005, and President and Trustee from March 2002 to December 2002.
As the Chief Executive Officer of First Industrial Realty and former Chief Executive Officer of EQR, Mr. Duncan brings to the Board extensive experience in real estate matters and investment strategy, as well as valuable experience as Chief Executive Officer of other publicly traded companies. He also brings a deep understanding of the Company’s operations and business as a result of his extensive tenure with the Company, including as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company.