• Inland Distribution
  • September 25- 27, 2023 | The Westin Chicago River North

Brian McKiernan


Senior Vice President-Development

Mr. McKiernan joined CenterPoint Properties in October 2006 and is responsible for the origination, development, execution and integration of park teams for new and existing business opportunities. Mr. McKiernan coordinates, communicates and integrates development teams to maximize transaction volumes and land absorption through a focused national strategy to identify and leverage supply chain cost savings resulting in maximized yields on transactions.

Prior to joining CenterPoint, McKiernan served as Captain in the United States Air Force from March 2001 until he was honorably discharged in March 2006. He most recently served as a Business Advisor to the United States Central Air Force, Middle East Division, where he managed the deployment and budget for 25 offices in 18 countries. He advised senior leadership on business operations for 200 acquisitions and construction project valued in excess of $250M. Mr. McKiernan graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Management in June 1999.

Sessions With Brian McKiernan

Tuesday, 26 September

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm (CST) / 26/sep/2023 04:45 pm - 26/sep/2023 05:30 pm

    Inland Market Report: Redrawing the Map

    The inland distribution map changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and is evolving even more rapidly as shippers shift freight among US ports. New distribution points, inland ports, and transportation hubs are emerging, but warehousing and distribution space is still hard to come by, even as inventories are drawn down. The costs of construction have increased alongside interest rates, and zoning restrictions create road (or rail) blocks for companies. How are distribution networks being redrawn in 2023? Where is demand strongest, and where will the hot markets be in 2024?