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Robert Walter

Senior Vice President - Capital Markets and Asset Management

Robert Walter
With more than 30 years of senior management and real estate finance experience, Bob Walter joined First Industrial Realty Trust in 2007 to lead the Company's capital raising efforts. As Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Asset Management, Mr. Walter manages relationships with the Company's debt and equity capital partners. In addition, he is responsible for portfolio strategy and is a member of the executive committee that drives strategic planning for the Company.

Prior to joining First Industrial, Mr. Walter served as Senior Vice President for U.S. Bank Corporation, where he managed the institutional, residential, middle-market, and affordable housing lending groups in Chicago. Previously, he was Executive Vice President at First Bank and Trust Company of Illinois, where he led real estate lending and portfolio management.

Earlier in his career, he held management positions at General Electric Capital Corporation, LaSalle Bank and Nomura Asset Capital Corporation.

Mr. Walter is a Director of the Western Golf Association and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Evans Scholar Alumni Association. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association. Mr. Walter earned his Master of Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin.