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Jay Cornforth


Managing Partner, Real Estate, Industrial

Jay Cornforth is a Managing Partner at Brookfield and Global Head of Industrial in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group. After joining Brookfield in 2013, he oversaw the acquisition and rebranding of IDI Gazeley into one of the world’s leading investors and developers of logistics real estate. 

Mr. Cornforth has over 20 years of real estate experience and joined Brookfield in late 2013 from Prologis where he was President, East Region, overseeing an operating portfolio of 92 million sq. ft. and a development land bank in excess of 30 million sq. ft. He previously worked at AMB beginning in 2003 prior to the AMB/Prologis merger in 2011. For most of his career Mr. Cornforth has focused on the industrial warehouse space beginning with Cabot Industrial Trust and its successor company, Cabot Properties, where he was an SVP and held national development duties. He also worked at AEW Capital Management in various roles as VP Portfolio Management and Investments. 

Mr. Cornforth received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Science Real Estate Development from New York University.