CHICAGO-Robert Micera, most recently managing director of Ernst & Young’s real estate advisory services, has joined First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. as senior vice president and national head of net lease investments. He has the REIT’s $425-million net lease fund with the Kuwait Finance House to work with, as well as customers needing a sale-leaseback.

Micera will work out of First Industrial Realty Trust’s New Jersey office. “Bob has extensive experience in acquiring and underwriting net-lease investments and providing advisory and capital raising services to real estate and corporate customers,” says chief investment officer Johannson Yap.

First Industrial’s sale-leasebacks have included Newell Ribbermaid’s 188,658-sf facility Levolor manufacturing plant in Ogden, UT. The REIT acquired the property and leased back a portion of it to Newell Rubbermaid for seven years.

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