DCT Industrial Trust’s Justin Bennett Selected as One of Real Estate Forum’s 2016 50 under 40

HOUSTON--()--DCT Industrial Trust® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate company, announced today that Justin Bennett has been selected as one of Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of young leaders who are making their mark in the commercial real estate industry. Justin was chosen out of more than 300 highly qualified applicants.

“I’m honored to be selected among so many accomplished professionals”

“We congratulate Justin on being selected as a 50 Under 40 award winner,” said Neil Doyle, DCT Industrial Managing Director. “Justin has done an outstanding job building a great team and establishing Houston as one of our top performing markets, sourcing and executing a number of very successful development projects and high-quality acquisitions. Due to his leadership, relationships and tenacity, our Houston team continues to find opportunities to create additional value in the Houston market.”

Justin joined the DCT Industrial team in 2010 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, overseeing capital investment activities and managing the leasing activities in the Houston region. Over the course of his career, Justin has been directly involved in more than 3.7 million square feet of commercial development and has participated in corporate transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. Justin also currently serves as President-Elect for the Houston Chapter of NAIOP, is a member of the Houston Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and is an active volunteer and lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

“I’m honored to be selected among so many accomplished professionals,” said Justin Bennett, “Since joining DCT Industrial, I’ve had the opportunity to see both DCT and the industry evolve and adapt. I have been privileged with the opportunity to establish and develop DCT’s Houston team and our presence in the market, and I look forward to our future growth.”

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Justin will be recognized in Real Estate Forum’s October 2016 edition in their annual “Career Issue,” which will highlight the career advancement efforts for commercial real estate industry professionals.

About DCT Industrial Trust Inc.®

DCT Industrial is a leading industrial real estate company specializing in the ownership, acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk-distribution and light-industrial properties in high- volume distribution markets in the U.S. As of June 30, 2016, the Company owned interests in approximately 72.0 million square feet of properties leased to approximately 900 customers. DCT maintains a Baa2 rating from Moody’s Investors Service and a BBB- from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. Additional information is available at www.dctindustrial.com.

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DCT announced that Justin Bennett has been selected as one of Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40.

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