First Industrial Realty Trust Names John Hanlon Senior Investment/Development Officer for its New Jersey Region

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First Industrial Realty Trust, a leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced that John Hanlon has joined the Company as senior investment/development officer for its New Jersey Region.

Mr. Hanlon brings more than 25 years of real estate experience to First Industrial with a focus on commercial investment and development for public and private companies, primarily of regional and bulk distribution facilities.

He previously worked in a senior capacity with leading real estate firms including Cornerstone Real Estate Funds, Prologis, Opus East, LLC, and Grubb & Ellis. Most recently, he served as principal for the Hayden Maguire Real Estate Fund and senior acquisitions officer for Hayden Real Estate Investments.

"John has a strong market knowledge of New Jersey as well as other East Coast industrial hubs, and has a wealth of experience in acquisitions, developments, leasing and management," said Peter Schultz, executive vice president of First Industrial's East region. "We look forward to his contributions to our growth and enhancement of our portfolio as we target new investments including leased and value-add properties and sites for development."

Mr. Hanlon received his MBA in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Virginia Tech. He can be reached via telephone at (973) 852-4027 or via email at

About First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR) is a leading owner, operator, and developer of industrial real estate with a track record of providing industry-leading customer service to multinational corporations and regional customers. Across major markets in the United States, our local market experts manage, lease, buy, (re)develop, and sell bulk and regional distribution centers, light industrial, and other industrial facility types. In total, we own, manage and have under development approximately 66.2 million square feet of industrial space as of June 30, 2014. First Industrial's New Jersey portfolio is comprised of nearly 1.8 million square feet.

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