Jeff Palmquist Returns to Nashville to Lead Duke Realty’s Leasing & Development Efforts

Real estate professional who oversaw company’s operations in the market between 2006 and 2013 will resume previous responsibilities.

Duke Realty (NYSE: DRE), the largest domestic-only, pure-play logistics property REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the United States, announces that Jeff Palmquist, who previously worked for the company in Nashville, Tennessee, has returned to lead its leasing and development efforts in the market. As Vice President of Leasing and Development, Palmquist will oversee all market operations including the leasing of its existing Nashville properties, as well as new development opportunities. He also will have oversight for Duke Realty’s operations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

Palmquist led the Nashville market for seven years before transferring to Pennsylvania to oversee Duke Realty’s entry in the Northeast United States including the Lehigh Valley and Northern New Jersey. He joined Duke Realty in 1995 and in the years before leading the Nashville market, he served as Vice President of Leasing for five years and Senior Vice President of Development for one year. Before joining Duke Realty, Palmquist worked in leasing for two other companies for seven years. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Finance, Palmquist earned the company’s Salesperson of the Year award three times. Under his leadership, the Nashville office received recognition as Best Employer in Nashville twice and Healthiest Employer three times

“Jeff and the rest of the Nashville team are committed to continuing to provide our clients the highest level of service,” said Ryan O’Leary, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Central Region. “Our best-in-class industrial properties and land for development are in premier logistics locations. These great facilities and land sites, along with our enthusiasm and desire to work with our clients, mean unsurpassed real estate solutions in the market.”

Duke Realty has more than 3.6 million square feet of logistics properties in the Nashville area. Its local office is located at 5000 Meridian Boulevard, Suite 150, Franklin, TN 37067. For information about Duke Realty properties or opportunities for development, please call 615.884.2300.

About Duke Realty

On a national basis, Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates approximately 155 million rentable square feet of industrial assets in 20 major U.S. logistics markets. Duke Realty is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is a member of 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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