Brandi Hanback is Executive Vice President of Industrial Development and Head of FTZ, Trade & Logistics for Rockefeller Group. Rockefeller Group is a leading global real estate owner, developer and investment manager, with a tradition of excellence in property management, real estate and business services. Since inception, Rockefeller Group has developed premier commercial properties totaling approximately 40 million square feet throughout the United States, and is consistently ranked among the nation’s leading developers of industrial and office property. Rockefeller Group has developed millions of square feet of industrial projects, including the two largest industrial buildings in North America to be certified LEED® Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Ms. Hanback leads the industrial development activities of Rockefeller Group’s regional offices covering the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West Coast, Southwest and Northwest. She is based in the Mid-Atlantic and is a member of the company’s corporate and strategic executive management team headquartered in New York. She serves on the company’s Investment, Steering and Portfolio Committees. Ms. Hanback is responsible for Rockefeller Group’s port strategy and has experience working directly with tenants and clients on supply chain requirements. She also oversees the company’s longstanding Foreign Trade Zone Services division, which works directly with tenants and clients on a consulting basis as needed on complex international trade, logistics and customs matters. Rockefeller Group’s tenants and clients include large multinational manufacturers and distributors engaged in importing and exporting.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group in 2003, Ms. Hanback was a Senior Manager and Area Leader at KPMG LLP in Washington, DC. Ms. Hanback also served for 10 years as Executive Director of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones. In this capacity, she represented the interests of FTZ grantees, operators, and users through interaction with officials in the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and key congressional committees involved in international trade.
Ms. Hanback holds a Juris Doctorate and is admitted to the bars of Maryland, District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. She holds a master’s degree in international transactions, is a licensed Customs Broker and an Accredited Zones Specialist. Ms. Hanback is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones.
Headquartered in New York, The Rockefeller Group has eight U.S. offices and a presence in London through Europa Capital. The company is a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Estate, one of the world’s largest property development and services companies. The Rockefeller Group’s global platform and experience offers a broad perspective on developing trends as well as access to relationships and capital that provide speed-to-market and economic advantages on behalf of tenants, investment partners and clients.