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Valerie Baxa

First Industrial Realty Trust

Vice President

Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Development, Leasing, Underwriting & Analysis


With more than two decades in the environmental and real estate arenas, as Vice President of Environmental, Valerie Baxa leads all of First Industrial Realty Trust’s environmental management and reporting activities across the country.

In her role, Ms. Baxa oversees all aspects of environmental due diligence related to the Company’s developments, redevelopments, acquisitions and dispositions. She also develops and negotiates environmental-related provisions in leases. Ms. Baxa is responsible for creating strategies and solutions related to tenant and building environmental and energy compliance. Prior to joining First Industrial, Ms. Baxa served as an environmental consultant focused on real estate, remediation and compliance projects related to real estate transactions and REITs across a wide range of markets and property types.

Ms. Baxa earned a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University of Chicago.

Areas of Interest

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