Todd W. Vezza
From 2016-2018, Mr. Vezza served as the Senior Vice President, Chicago Market Leader of 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. As the leader in charge of the Chicago office, Mr. Vezza was responsible for the Chicago office's operating results, capital deployment, leasing and dispositions. As DCT's second largest market, the Chicago portfolio totaled 10.4 million square feet representing $40 million of net operating income. and consisted of 12 real estate professionals.
From 2014-2016, Mr. Vezza served as the Director of Industrial Investments for the Zilber Property Group, the commercial investment and development arm of Zilber Ltd., a 62-year old, privately-held, national, diversified real estate company. As the leader in charge of the Chicago office, Mr. Vezza was responsible for management of the Chicago office's operations, development, acquisitions, leasing and dispositions. He designed and implemented the office platform, structure, staffing, reporting, and completed $32 million of development, acquisitions, leasing, and dispositions over this period.
From 1997-2012, Mr. Vezza served in various progressing capacities at CenterPoint Properties Trust, the nation's first publicly traded Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: CNT) as well as the largest private property owner/developer in the metropolitan Chicago. In 2006, the Company was acquired by the California Public Employees Retirement System (CaLPERS) for approximately $3.5 billion in cash and assumption of debt resulting in a 23% compounded annual return to shareholders (dividends reinvested) over 12 years as a public company.
As Senior Vice President, Investments (2008-2012) Mr. Vezza was a partner in the then private company and member of the company's Management Committee responsible for capital deployment, and expansion of the company's national logistics advantaged real estate strategy. In addition, Mr. Vezza was tasked with oversight of dispositions, budget preparation, transaction oversight and execution of the company's market timed recycling strategy.
From 1995-1997, Mr. Vezza served as Senior Associate - Audit at the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand in Chicago, IL. He is a Certified Public Accountant (State of Illinois -1997).
Mr. Vezza is a member of NAIOP, AIRE, and SIOR. He received his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and his BS in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University.