Hamid Moghadam is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of AMB Property Corporation, a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate. Mr. Moghadam co-founded AMB in 1983 and led the company through its initial public offering in 1997 (NYSE: AMB).
Mr. Moghadam has held a number of strategic roles within the real estate industry. He is the former Chairman of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the Real Estate Investment Trust Political Action Committee (REITPAC). He served as a director of Plum Creek Timber Company (NYSE: PCL) and was a founding member of the Real Estate Roundtable.
Mr. Moghadam is a Trustee of Stanford University, serves as a director of Stanford Management Company, and sits on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and its Campaign Steering Committee. As an active participant in the San Francisco Bay area community, he has served or currently is serving on various philanthropic and community boards including the California Academy of Sciences, Town School for Boys, and as Chairman of Young Presidents Organizationís (YPO) Northern California Chapter.
He is a past winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and has been named CEO of the Year on six different occasions by three separate industry publications. He received the Wisconsin Alumni Centerís Vision Setter Award and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Lifetime of Building Award in 2007 and NAREITís Industry Leadership Award in 2005.
Mr. Moghadam received SB and SM degrees in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.