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WALTER C. (WALT) RAKOWICH
Chief Executive Officer
Walt Rakowich is co-chief executive officer of Prologis and a member of the Prologis board of directors. Rakowich served as chief executive officer of Prologis from November 2008 to 2011. Prior to this, he served as president and chief operating officer from 2005 to 2008, and from 1998 to 2005 he was a managing director and chief financial officer. Previously, Rakowich held the position of senior vice president and director of the company's mid-Atlantic region, where he was responsible for expanding the reach of Prologis to the leading logistics markets in the Midwest and Atlantic states. Prior to joining Prologis, Rakowich was a partner with real estate provider Trammell Crow Company, where he worked for nine years; before that he was a senior audit and tax consultant for Price Waterhouse.
Rakowich has recently been appointed to serve on the board of directors of Host Hotels & Resorts. He also serves on the real estate advisory boards of Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University and Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. In addition, he served as a member of the executive committee and currently serves on the board of governors for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the primary industry group for REITs in the United States. He also serves on the board of directors of Colorado Christian University, as well as Alliance for School Choice in Education (ACE) and Colorado Uplift, two non-profits focused on inner city education.
Rakowich received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science, with distinction, in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.
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