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Duke Realty Hires VP of Leasing for Chicago Region

Duke Realty Corporation has hired Josh Bauer as VP of leasing and development in Chicago. Bauer will negotiate and secure lease commitments from new and existing tenants in the company’s Chicago industrial portfolio, while also seeking new development opportunities.

“Chicago continues to be one of Duke Realty’s most active markets, with our team working diligently to ensure our existing properties are occupied and seeking out opportunities to develop modern space in submarkets where inventory is limited,” said Susan Bergdoll, SVP and regional leader for Duke’s Chicago, Minneapolis and Indianapolis markets. “Josh has worked in the commercial real estate industry for the past 10 years and I have no doubt that his expertise will help us expand our best-in-class portfolio.”

Bauer joins Duke from Opus Development Company, where he worked in development operations for four and a half years. Before joining Opus, he was an industrial broker at Newmark. 

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