Chukwueke Joins Duke Realty’s Southern California Team as VP of Development

Real estate professional will oversee national real estate company’s expansion activities in the market.

The Southern California office of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), the leading, domestic-focused industrial REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the United States, announces that Michael C. Chukwueke has been hired as Vice President of Development. In his position, Chukwueke will be responsible for identifying, analyzing and securing new development opportunities in the market.

“We are pleased to welcome Mike to our Southern California team and excited about the value he can bring to our operations given his expertise and experience,” said Chris Burns, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Southern California office “Mike’s background includes asset and portfolio management in addition to development oversight, all of which will be exceptionally helpful as we continue to expand our portfolio in Southern California and other western markets.”

Chukwueke has his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Argyros School of Business at Chapman University and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He has received supplemental instruction in negotiations from the London School of Economics’ MBA program and completed Harvard Business School’s Master of Business Administration Executive Certificate Program in Strategic Financial Analysis.

Before joining Duke Realty, Chukwueke worked for the Rockefeller Group as a Development Manager and for TIAA-CREF as an Assistant Portfolio Manager and as an Asset Management Analyst. His work experience also includes working for the Bascom Group as an Acquisitions Analyst.

Chukwueke can be reached at 949.797.7049 or

About Duke Realty

In Southern California, Duke Realty owns, operates or has under construction more than 10.0 million square feet of industrial properties. Its local office is at 200 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 1600, Irvine, CA 92618.

On a nationwide basis, Duke Realty Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates approximately 149 million rentable square feet of industrial assets in 20 key U.S. logistics markets. Duke Realty is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P 500. The company maintains a Baa1 rating from Moody’s Investor Service and a BBB+ rating from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services. More information about Duke Realty Corporation is available at Duke Realty also can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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