Jay Cornforth serves as Senior Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer for Bridge Logistics Properties.
For most of his career, Jay has focused on the industrial warehouse space and has over 25 years of experience. Over his career, Jay has directly invested or overseen $15 billion of deployment. Prior to joining Bridge, Jay was Managing Partner, Global Head of Logistics at Brookfield. At Brookfield, Jay oversaw Logistics investments in Brazil, Korea, China, and Western Europe, in addition to the USA. Jay was instrumental in launching Brookfield’s logistics platform and the acquisition, development, and management of 100 million square feet of logistics product. Between 2014 and 2016 during Brookfield’s ownership, Jay also dually served as CEO of IDI Logistics while he was Global Head of Logistics at Brookfield.
Before his role at Brookfield, Jay was President, East Region at Prologis and worked at AMB from 2003 to 2011, prior to the AMB/Prologis merger. Jay began his career with Cabot Industrial Trust and its successor company Cabot Properties where he held national development duties. He also worked at AEW Capital Management in various roles in Portfolio Management and Investments. Jay grew up in Montreal, Canada and received a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development at New York University.