Walter Rakowich


Walter C. Rakowich

Independent Director
Director since 2016
Audit and Compliance (Chair) and Investment Committees

Key Experience and Qualifications

Mr. Rakowich brings to our Board extensive experience as a seasoned and accomplished REIT executive and finance professional. He brings valuable experience to the Board with respect to risk assessment, strategic planning and leadership development. In his prior role as CEO of Prologis, Inc. he led a dramatic turnaround of the company and the $17 billion merger of Prologis with AMB Property Corporation and had extensive involvement in the creation and oversight of Prologis’ ESG initiatives. He is also an experienced director, with over 17 years of public board experience.

Professional Experience

  • Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), an industrial real estate company
    • Member of the Board of Directors (2005-2012)
    • Co-Chief Executive Officer following merger with AMB Property Corporation (2011-2012)
    • Chief Executive Officer (2008-2011)
    • Several other senior and executive positions, including President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer (1994-2008)
  • Partner and Principal, Trammell Crow Company, a real estate development firm (1985-1993)

Private Boards and Community Service

  • Member of the Advisory Council, Gender Fair
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Institute for Real Estate Studies, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

Other Current Public Company Directorships

  • Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) (since 2012; Lead Director, 2015-2018)
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) (since 2015)


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