8D — August 19 - September 15, 2022 — Best and Brightest Under 40 — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


B est and B rightest U nder 40

hat is your great- est professional accomplishment? Andrew Forsyth, Prologis "I attribute much of my professional growth to my willingness to step outside of my comfort zone" W

disconnect. Some of my favorite outdoor activities include snow - boarding and hiking. When I am not exploring, you can probably find me supporting the Boston sports teams that are in my blood. Fun fact: my Papa took my Grandma to Fenway for their first date - the rest is history. What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young executive graduating from college today? As I was preparing to gradu - ate college and embark on my own professional career, an industry veteran gave a speech in which he emphasized the importance of each decision we make, regardless of how trivial it may seem in the moment. Through several anecdotes describing the various step - pingstones of his career, he acknowledged the many situa - tions in which the right decision was not the obvious one, but by leaning toward “saying yes” we ensure that the doors of op - portunity continue to present themselves. MAREJ

makes you most successful in your profession? Having focused on appraisal, acquisitions, and development prior to my current role in leasing, I attribute much of my professional growth to my willingness to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new. I also believe my positive attitude and sense of humor have helped me develop strong relationships with those around me, which is critical to being successful in my field. What was the most defin - ing moment for you? Joining a world class organi - zation and industry leader as a member of the Prologis team was a defining moment for me. As cliché as it might sound, I like to believe that the best is yet to come. What outside activities do you enjoy during your free time? While I love the energy and hustle of the NYC area, I am also a huge advocate for a good road trip to help unwind and

Andrew Forsyth Director, Leasing Years with company/firm: 2 Years in field: 11 Years in real estate industry: 11

My greatest professional accomplishment occurred Sep - tember 2021 when I returned to my alma mater, UCONN, as a guest speaker for the School of Business Real Estate Society. It was a surreal mo - ment for me to look out to the audience where I had so often listened to others share their words of wisdom, and it was an honor to have had that experi - ence come full circle. How do you contribute to your company and/or the industry? As a member of the Prologis team, I am responsible for leas - ing and asset management- related oversight for approxi - mately 15 million s/f within New York and New Jersey. Giv - en the team’s continued hard work to acquire value-add and urban last touch opportunities in the market, I also support efforts to successfully transition these opportunities into the op -

Real estate organizations/affiliations: NAIOP Member & Developing Leader

erating portfolio – and execute the strategy thereafter. Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career? I am extremely fortunate to have parents and a big brother that have encouraged me every step of the way and helped me to be the best possible version of myself. Each of my parents have had a successful career in business, so I have been the benefactor of many of their experiences. Importantly, they have instilled my brother and I with the mindset that there are no shortcuts to success – just hard work. What impact has social

media/networking had on your career? Networking has played a sig - nificant role in my career, most recently enabling me to get my foot in the door with Prologis. Many individuals in my net - work have been pivotal to my growth and have helped me get to where I am today. Because of all the support I have received, I make every effort to return the favor to those that reach out to me for guidance. Over time, I have noticed that some of my closest friends and professional network are actually one in the same. What unique qualities and or personality do you feel

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