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Walter C. Rakowich

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Walter C. Rakowich, Retired Former CEO

Prologis
San Francisco, CA

Walter Rakowich joined our board in August 2013. Mr. Rakowich is a former CEO of Prologis, the leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, where he worked 18 years before retiring in December 2012. Mr. Rakowich served as CEO of Prologis from November 2008 through June 2011, when Prologis merged with AMB Property Corporation. He then assumed the role of Co-CEO and served as a member of the Prologis board of directors up until December 2012 to manage the integration of the two companies. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Rakowich held a number of senior management positions while at Prologis, including managing director and chief financial officer from December 1998 – January 2005 and president and chief operating officer from January 2005 – November 2008. Mr. Rakowich is a member of the board of directors for Host Hotels & Resorts. He also was formerly on the executive committee and board of governors for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the primary industry group for REITs in the United States. Mr. Rackowich earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s of science degree, with distinction, in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.