David Harker

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.

Executive Vice President- Central Region

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Leasing


A veteran of the commercial real estate industry with over two decades of experience, David Harker leads the management of First Industrial's Central Region portfolio and people as Executive Vice President.


As Executive Vice President for First Industrial Realty Trust, Mr. Harker is responsible for all aspects of the Company's operations including leasing, acquisition, and divestment activity in the Central Region, which spans from Michigan to Texas. He is also a member of the Company's management committee, providing strategic direction for future opportunities.


Prior to his current position, Mr. Harker served as First Industrial's Executive Director of Investments where he helped lead the Company's investment activities and its team of transaction officers. In this role, he managed the acquisition of more than $5 billion of industrial real estate across the United States. Previously, Mr. Harker served as First Industrial's Senior Regional Director for its portfolio in the Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis markets.


Before joining First Industrial, Mr. Harker was a Vice President at the Trammell Crow Company.


Mr. Harker is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). Mr. Harker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.