Eugene Preston is a Partner of Dermody Properties based in Morristown, NJ and is responsible for all land and building acquisitions, build-to-suit projects, development activities and asset management in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, New York, Maryland and Virginia.
Previously, Mr. Preston was Senior Vice President at Prologis where he directed all development and acquisition activities within the company’s Northeastern Region, which included Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. Mr. Preston also held senior management positions at Higgins Development Partners and at Rockefeller Group Development Corporation. Mr. Preston started his real estate career with Merrill Lynch Hubbard, Inc. in New York City, underwriting real estate-backed securities and marketing properties. During his career, Mr. Preston has developed or acquired approximately 30 million square feet of industrial space.
Mr. Preston is currently the President of the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP. He is a New Jersey licensed real estate salesman and is a member of SIOR and its New Jersey Chapter. Mr. Preston is a long-term supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Preston holds an M.B.A. in finance from New York University and a B.S. in accounting from West Virginia University.