Bisnow’s Bay Area Power Women

Prologis proudly announces that two of its own—Alison Hill and Gayle Starr—are numbered among Bisnow’s Bay Area Power Women—a list of the top 50 Bay Area women in commercial real estate for 2016.

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Alison Hill

Alison Hill, managing director of strategic capital and a lawyer by training, joined AMB in 1999 and stayed through the merger that formed Prologis. She started out in strategic initiatives and special projects, and then moved into the fund management business where she is responsible for the formation, structuring and operations of Prologis’ private capital ventures around the world. Over almost 17 years with Prologis, Alison has been a major contributor to growing the strategic capital business to $39+ billion in assets under management in 11 funds and joint ventures. She offers the following recommendation to women building their careers, “Don’t underestimate your own abilities. Self-doubt will hold you back. Believe. Strive. Plan. Act. And then, reach back and bring others along with you.”

After deciding that practicing law wasn’t for her, Gayle Starr, managing director of capital markets in the treasury group, also a lawyer by training, built her career around forming and leveraging enduring relationships. Today, she runs capital raising for the company’s non-public debt, managing relationships with 40 lenders and bringing in more than $3B in a typical year. Gayle actively mentors other women at Prologis and within her network. She offers the following advice to young professionals building their careers. “There are no stupid questions. Listen, inquire and learn everything that you can. Curiosity is one of the most important building blocks for success. Besides, asking for information, advice or help is a great way to form the relationships that will provide you with support and opportunity throughout your career journey.”

According to Ed Nekritz, chief legal officer, general counsel and Breakthrough board member, “We couldn’t be more proud of Alison’s and Gayle’s accomplishments. We are delighted that Prologis has provided these capable women with a platform that has inspired a spirit of excellence, enabled enormous professional impact and resulted in such an outstanding recognition.”

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