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Posted By Staff Writers On November 14, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

OAK BROOK, IL – CenterPoint Properties Trust (the “Company”), an Illinois based industrial development, investment and management firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert M. Chapman as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chapman will accept the role vacated by the retirement of Paul Fisher, who will be assuming the roles as Vice Chairman and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Chapman is an experienced real estate professional who previously served in various capacities, including Chief Operating Officer, at Duke Realty Corporation, a publicly traded industrial and office REIT with a market cap of over $5 Billion. Prior to working for over twelve years at Duke, Mr. Chapman served as a Senior Vice President at RREEF Management Company in Chicago, as well as serving at such renowned development companies as Gerald Hines Interests and Lincoln Property Company. Mr. Chapman is a graduate of Stanford University and of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

“We are extremely pleased to have as experienced and as capable an executive as Bob Chapman assume the role as CEO of CenterPoint,” noted John K. Saer, Executive Chairman of the Board for the Company. “Bob brings both a wealth of experience in all facets of industrial real estate and a strong track record as a leader of people. We are confident that Bob will continue to lead CenterPoint’s strategic growth plans with a steady hand. We are also very happy to have Paul Fisher continue to serve the Company in his new capacities, as he also brings a wealth of experience and insights to the enterprise.”

About CenterPoint Properties

CenterPoint Properties is focused on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America’s principal freight lanes. CenterPoint‘s portfolio includes 45.5 million square feet and 6,000 acres under development in the company’s integrated intermodal industrial parks. For more information on CenterPoint Properties, visit or follow @centerpointprop on Twitter.

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