Leah Dillon Leads with Courage, Passion and Persistence
Leah Dillon Senior VP, Prologis Global Client Relations
New York, United States
Leah Dillon, SVP, Prologis Global Client Relations, is an almost 20-year investment management veteran based out of New York. In her current role, she is responsible for raising capital from institutional investors. In the past two years, Dillon has raised over $1 billion in capital—an impressive achievement by any score.
Dillon grew up in Vermont and attended Babson College in Boston. After graduation, she worked briefly as a software engineer until a friend connected her with a boutique real estate firm that launched her current career path.
Even while advancing her own career, Dillon has been a tireless advocate for women at Prologis and in the commercial real estate industry. In 2017, she partnered with Mercer, a human resources consulting firm, to deploy a program designed to close the gender gap in key roles at Prologis. Building on that effort, she advocated to reinvent the company’s paid parental leave policy, boosting it to an industry-leading 10 to 16 weeks. Reflecting on the experience, Dillon said, “I’m proud that Prologis went above and beyond what we asked for. Worry-free parental leave makes people excited to be a part of Prologis and provides valuable time at a special phase in their lives.”
On April 23, the Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC) recognized Dillon as a leader whose courage, passion and persistence has driven meaningful change. When asked to share the secret to her success, Dillon spoke of tenacity and teamwork, “Change does not happen overnight, and we have to be persistent. We have to work together on things we’re passionate about.”
With a sense of responsibility for the company’s continued success, Dillon is always looking for the next generation of commercial real estate leaders. She has been a guest lecturer and attended career fairs at Columbia Business School and the University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Dillon mentors her colleagues and peers. She is also active in her community. She is a founding board member of Save the Parks in her town and volunteers to bring after-school programs to local schools, all while raising her two young boys.
From a talent acquisition perspective, Dillon applauds Prologis for counting “Inclusion and Diversity” as one of its Five Drivers of Competitive Advantage. “We want to make an impact in our industry. And in order to accomplish that, we need different perspectives, fresh ideas and an ongoing inflow of talent.”