Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> June 2, 2003

John Gates Jr. – Centerpoint Properties Trust (cnt)

JOHN S. GATES, JR., co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for development and implementation of the company's strategy as well as oversight and coordination of its operations, finances, investments and administration. He has been active in all aspects of the Chicago industrial property markets for 20 years and has served as CEO of CenterPoint since the company's formation. Mr. Gates received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Trinity College (Hartford). He is a trustee of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Center for Urban Land Economics Research of the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Gates is an active member of the Young President's Organization, the Real Estate Roundtable, Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. He also serves on the board of the Metropolitan Planning Council. Profile
TWST: Would you start us off with a brief introduction to

CenterPoint Properties?

Mr. Gates: We are the largest and leading industrial property

owner, developer and manager in metropolitan