Becknell Industrial Strengthens Investments Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - March 04, 2013) - Becknell Industrial announced today that it has hired Curt Hefner as Senior Vice President - Investments. A ten-year real estate industry veteran, he will be responsible for business development focused on new build-to-suit opportunities across the U.S. Prior to joining Becknell, Curt served as Vice President - Leasing for Duke Realty Corporation where he was responsible for the marketing and leasing of the Dallas industrial portfolio as well as new development projects.

Curt joins Pete Anderson on the Becknell Industrial Investments team. Pete joined the Company in late 2010 and was recently promoted to Executive Vice President - Investments. Pete brought with him over twenty-year's experience in the commercial real estate industry, including fifteen years of direct acquisition, leasing and development experience throughout the Midwest, Southeast and East Coast. Prior to joining Becknell, Pete served for three years as a top broker at Cassidy Turley in Indianapolis and also spent more than 13 years at Duke Realty.

"We are excited to add Curt's experience and skills to our investments team. His proven track record will be an important addition to Becknell's ability to seek the best investment opportunities," said Mark Shapland, Becknell's Chief Operating Officer.

Utilizing Becknell's strong balance sheet, Pete and Curt will continue to identify high-quality industrial development and acquisition opportunities. Through this combined investment effort, Becknell will remain poised to diversify its portfolio and further grow relationships throughout the U.S.

About Becknell Industrial

Becknell Industrial specializes in the development, investment and management of industrial properties across the United States. The company currently owns interests in 90 properties totaling 8.0 million square feet. Vertically integrated, Becknell is responsible for every aspect of the project providing the decision-making authority and expertise to meet client expectations for a high-performance facility delivered on time and on budget. More information about Becknell is available at

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