Edward S. Nekritz serves as ProLogis' General Counsel and Secretary. He also serves on the company's Executive Committee, which is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and monitoring its implementation and progress. Mr. Nekritz oversees the provision of all legal services for ProLogis on a worldwide basis. He is also responsible for ProLogis’ Asset Services Group, which handles all aspects of contract negotiations, real estate and corporate due diligence and closings on acquisitions, dispositions and financings. He also oversees ProLogis’ Risk Management Department. Prior to becoming Managing Director, Mr. Nekritz was a Senior Vice President for four years. Mr. Nekritz joined ProLogis as a Vice President in 1995. Previously, he was with the international law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt (now Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw) where he practiced real estate and corporate law from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Nekritz received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his A.B. with honors from Harvard College.