Makris named regional SVP of Duke Realty’s Northeast operations
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Duke Realty, one of the largest domestic only, pure-play logistics property REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the United States, has promoted Art Makris to regional senior VP of its Northeast operations. In his position, Makris will be responsible for the leasing and management of its existing industrial properties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as identifying new development and construction opportunities. In addition, he will pursue and evaluate investments, focusing on land, building acquisitions, and build-to-suit and multi-tenant development projects. A 23-year associate of Duke Realty, Makris has been instrumental in growing the company’s presence in Columbus, Ohio, where he has been directly responsible for the development of more than 14.5 million s/f of logistics space primarily at Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park and Park 70 at West Jefferson. Makris joined Duke Realty in 1997 and worked in the Cleveland market before transferring to Columbus in 2005. He was promoted to vice president in 2006 and named market leader of Columbus in 2014. In 2018, Makris began overseeing the company’s operations in Cincinnati and Nashville, TN as well.