Mr. Philip L. Hawkins is the President and Chief Executive Officer of DCT Industrial Trust, a leading owner, developer and operator of high
quality distribution and light industrial assets located in major U.S. markets. Since joining DCT, Mr. Hawkins has led the company’s initial
public offering on the NYSE and the substantial growth of its portfolio and operating platform. DCT has a total market cap of approximately
$6.2 billion and owns a portfolio of 74 million square feet with a development and value-add pipeline of approximately $450 million. As a result
of its strong market-based organization and its high quality portfolio, the returns on DCT’s common stock have outperformed the SNL U.S. REIT
Index over the past one, three and five year periods.
Prior to joining DCT, Mr. Hawkins was President and Chief Operating Officer of CarrAmerica Realty Corporation (NYSE: CRE), a public REIT in
Washington D.C. that focused on the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of office properties in select markets across the United
States. Mr. Hawkins joined CarrAmerica in 1996 and was responsible for expanding the company and managing the investment, development, leasing
and management activities as well as capital markets, finance and accounting, human resources and corporate communications.
Mr. Hawkins played an instrumental role in the sale of CarrAmerica to a leading private equity firm, The Blackstone Group, in a $5.6 billion transaction.
At the time of its acquisition CarrAmerica and its affiliates owned directly, or through joint ventures, interests in a portfolio of 285 office properties
totaling approximately 26.3 million square feet.
Prior to joining CarrAmerica, Mr. Hawkins was with LaSalle Partners, now known as Jones Lang LaSalle, from 1982 through 1995, where he held a variety of
positions involving real estate investment, development, leasing and management. He was also a member of LaSalle’s Board of Directors and was responsible for running LaSalle’s asset services business.
Mr. Hawkins serves as a director of Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC), an office REIT that focuses primarily on serving the specialized requirements
of U.S. Government agencies and defense contractors, most of which are engaged in defense information technology and national security-related activities.
Mr. Hawkins is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) as well as serving on its Board of Governors. Mr. Hawkins is a trustee
of Hamilton College where he received his bachelor’s degree. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago.