DENVER, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate company, today announced it has expanded its Houston leasing team with the addition of Will Hedges as Leasing Director for its Houston and San Antonio markets. In his role, Will is responsible for leasing and tenant relationships in our quality portfolio of 55 buildings totaling 4.3 million square feet.
Will has been an industrial broker for the past five years with CB Richard Ellis-Houston, in which he was responsible for over 1,500,000 square feet of industrial assets in Houston. Will is a native Houstonian and graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a B.S. in Communication Studies and a Minor in Business. He will be working with Justin Bennett, Vice President and Regional Market Representative, for the Houston and San Antonio portfolios.
"The Houston industrial market continues to recover as occupancy increases with solid demand and little new construction. Demand drivers appear to be strengthening with increased activity at the Port of Houston as well as a general uptick in overall user confidence," said Justin. "Our Houston portfolio is well poised to capture the ongoing growth in Houston and Will's experience and deep relationships in the market will help accelerate our leasing efforts with new customers while providing enhanced customer service for our existing customers."
About DCT Industrial Trust Inc.®
DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT) is a leading industrial real estate company that owns, operates and develops high-quality bulk distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution markets in the U.S. and Mexico. As of June 30, 2010, the Company owned interest in, managed or had under development 75.5 million square feet of properties leased to more than 800 customers, including 14.6 million unconsolidated square feet managed on behalf of three institutional joint venture partners. Additional information is available at www.dctindustrial.com.
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