DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® Announces Continued Growth in Houston

  DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® Announces Continued Growth in Houston

             Acquired a 11 Acre Land Parcel – DCT Beltway Tanner
            Commenced Construction on DCT Airtex Industrial Center
                Acquired a Two-Building Project near the Port
                  Leased DCT Northwest 8 Distribution Center

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- January 22, 2013

DCT Industrial Trust Inc.^® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate
company, today announced significant expansion and progress in the Houston

The Company purchased an 11 acre land parcel in the Northwest submarket of
Houston. Located along the Sam Houston Parkway, the site has prime Beltway 8
frontage and is well-suited to attract customers requiring high visibility
from the highway. The Company plans to commence construction in the first
quarter of 2013 on DCT Beltway Tanner Business Park, a 133,000 square foot,
rear-load, light-industrial facility. The project is scheduled for completion
in the third quarter of 2013.

DCT Industrial also announced the groundbreaking of DCT Airtex Industrial
Center, a 267,000 square foot bulk distribution facility in North Houston
located along Interstate 45. DCT Airtex Industrial Center is slated for
completion in the third quarter of 2013.

“These projects are in line with DCT Industrial’s growth strategy as we
continue to acquire and develop quality sites in land-constrained submarkets,”
said Justin E. Bennett, Houston Regional Vice President, DCT Industrial. “Both
developments represent excellent locations along two of Houston’s primary
distribution routes, which offer users superior access and excellent

In December, the Company acquired a two-building rail-served, industrial
property located near the Port of Houston. The portfolio was acquired in an
off-market transaction, totaling 313,000 square feet and is currently 100
percent occupied.

Additionally, DCT Industrial’s recently completed development project, DCT
Northwest 8 Distribution Center, is now 100 percent leased.

Including the completion of the developments listed above, DCT Industrial’s
Houston portfolio will be 3.60 million square-feet.

For investment, development and leasing information on DCT Industrial’s
properties in the Houston market, please contact Justin E. Bennett at
832-204-4455 or at jbennett@dctindustrial.com.

About DCT Industrial Trust Inc.^®

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. is a leading industrial real estate company
specializing in the acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk
distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution
markets in the U.S. and Mexico. As of September 30, 2012, the Company owned
interests in approximately 75.2 million square feet of properties leased to
approximately 840 customers, including 16.7 million square feet operated on
behalf of five institutional capital management partners. Additional
information is available at www.dctindustrial.com.


DCT Industrial Trust Inc.
Melissa Sachs, 303-597-2400
VP, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
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