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James Connor

Duke Realty

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Job Functions: Executive, Development, Investment Management


James (Jim) Connor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Realty Corporation. Duke Realty is one of the largest owners, developers and managers of industrial properties in the United States and a NYSE-listed company with a total enterprise value of more than $18 billion. Duke Realty, which specializes in modern, bulk warehouse facilities in the top 20 distribution markets in the United States, has a portfolio in excess of 160 million square feet. Mr. Connor serves as head of the company’s Executive Committee, overseeing the strategic direction of the company and its Investment Committee, with responsibility for approving major capital transactions.

Jim is a member of the Executive Board of Governors and Vice Chair for NAREIT, a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He is on the Advisory Board of the Marshall Bennett Institute for Advanced Real Estate Studies and serves on the Board of Trustees of Roosevelt University and EPR Properties.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation