AMB Property Corporation , a leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced that John T. Roberts Jr., the company's president, Private Capital, will be retiring from the company in March 2010. In conjunction with Roberts' transition, Guy F. Jaquier will assume the responsibilities of president, Private Capital on January 1, 2010, in addition to those as the company's president, Europe & Asia.

"On behalf of AMB, I want to express our gratitude to John for his significant contributions to AMB's success," said Hamid R. Moghadam, chairman and CEO. "Together with his team, John has built a world-class private capital business, growing our U.S.-based investment management operation to a global portfolio of eight funds on three continents. Over the years, his dedication, commitment and leadership have been instrumental in developing key institutional relationships and innovative products. We wish him all the best for the future."

Roberts commented, "This is an important personal decision and I am thankful to have the ability to spend more time with my wife and children. I appreciate the opportunity to have been part of AMB since its IPO and to have participated in the company's many accomplishments and significant growth over the last 12 years."

Jaquier was AMB's chief investment officer from 2000 until 2006, and led the expansion of the company's platforms into Mexico, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining AMB in 2000, Jaquier served as senior investment officer for real estate at the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), where he was responsible for managing a $12 billion real estate portfolio. Previously, he spent 15 years at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and its predecessor, Equitable Real Estate, where he held various transactions and management positions.

"Guy has more than 25 years of real estate leadership experience, a proven track record, and a thorough understanding of our investors' business -- all of which make him exceptionally qualified to oversee AMB's private capital business," commented Moghadam. "I am confident that with Guy's experience, coupled with the strength of his senior leadership team, we continue to be well-positioned to take advantage of emerging opportunities as well as to meet the current and future needs of the company and our investors."

Reporting to Jaquier is Alison Hill, managing director, Global Fund Management; Jim Green, managing director, global client services; Michael Evans, managing director of Asia; and Mo Barzegar, managing director of Europe.

Hill was recently promoted to managing director, Global Fund Management and is also a member of AMB's Executive and Investment Committees. She has been with AMB since November 1999, and has led the company's portfolio management operation as well as its new product development. Prior to joining AMB, Hill was an attorney with Morrison & Foerster, where she counseled real estate clients.

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AMB Property Corporation is a leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. As of June 30, 2009, AMB owned, or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 156.9 million square feet (14.6 million square meters) in 48 markets within 14 countries. AMB invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio comprises High Throughput Distribution facilities--industrial properties built for speed and located near airports, seaports and ground transportation systems.

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