From 2017 - 2018, Mr. Morrison served as the Chief Investment Officer for Strategic Industrial Properties, a privately held, vertically integrated real estate operator focused entirely on investment in high-yield and value add industrial real estate in the western United States. As a Principal of the company, Mr. Morrison was responsible for private placements with both private and institutional investors, sourcing/acquiring real estate investments, debt sourcing and management, and portfolio management.
From 2010 – 2017, Mr. Morrison served as the Vice President of Investment Services & Portfolio Management for DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE: DCT), a leading publicly traded warehouse/industrial property REIT which owned, developed and internally managed over 73 million square feet of bulk-distribution and light-industrial properties in high demand U.S. distribution markets. DCT Industrial was acquired by Prologis (NYSE: PLD) on August 22, 2018 for $8.4 billion (including debt) in a stock-for-stock transaction.
Mr. Morrison was actively involved in and led a team underwriting, evaluating and closing all real estate transactions at the REIT, totaling over $1.5 billion in acquisitions and dispositions during his tenure. Additionally, Mr. Morrison oversaw the portfolio management of 13.5 million SF of Class A and B industrial space ($700M + basis) held in joint ventures with other institutional partners, such as JPMorgan, Boubyan Bank of Kuwait and Total Realty Trust Inc.
From 2004 – 2010, Mr. Morrison served in various progressing capacities within the real estate and construction advisory practice at Protiviti, Inc., a global consulting firm and wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI).
As a Senior Manager and a Product Leader in the Real Estate and Construction Risk Advisory practice at Protiviti, Mr. Morrison provided large scale development, real estate, construction and risk consulting services to clients in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America. His teams delivered significant project cost savings and improved financial controls over billions of dollars of development for top tier clients, such as Kuwait Oil Company, Alibaba Group (NYSE), Nintendo (TYO), Exelon Corp (NYSE), Intermountain Healthcare, Celanese Corp (NYSE), Red Robin Gourmet Burger (NASDAQ), and Cottage Health.