Thomas G. Wattles

Philip L. Hawkins

Thomas G. Wattles

Thomas G. Wattles

Chairman Emeritus


Mr. Thomas G. Wattles co-founded DCT Industrial in 2003 and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus. Prior to this position Mr. Wattles served as Chairman of the Board from 2003 to 2016. Mr. Wattles also served as Chief Investment Officer from 2003 to 2005.

Mr. Wattles brings more than 30 years of experience to DCT. From 1991 until 2002, Mr. Wattles held a number of positions with Security Capital Group and its investees. In 1992, he co-founded Security Capital Industrial Trust, now known as Prologis Trust, and served as Chief Investment Officer, Chairman and Co-Chairman, and a member of the Board of Directors. As Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Security Capital Group, Mr. Wattles oversaw real estate research and served as a member of the Operating Committee as well as numerous private company boards of directors. Prior to Security Capital Group, Mr. Wattles spent 12 years with LaSalle Partners, now known as Jones Lang LaSalle, in Chicago, Mexico City and New York. He also spent two years with Stanwich Advisors in Stamford, CT.

Mr. Wattles currently serves as a director of Regency Centers, a national owner, developer, and operator of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers. He also chairs the Regency Centers’ Audit Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee. Additionally, Mr. Wattles serves as a director for Columbia Property Trust – a national investor and manager of high-quality commercial office properties. He also is a member of Columbia Property Trust’s Operations and Audit Committees. Mr. Wattles received both his M.B.A. and his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.


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