Swift Real Estate Partners
University of California, Berkeley
Master of City Planning
Mr. Abbey is chairman of Swift Real Estate Partners. Mr. Abbey co-founded the real estate firm AMB Property Corporation (predecessor of Prologis) in 1983, retiring from day-to-day operations in 2005. During his 22 year tenure with AMB, he led the firm’s real estate research, asset management, and new business development activities. AMB, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, invests in industrial properties and owns, operates, and manages a global portfolio totaling more than 156 million square feet. While at AMB, he helped launch IHP Capital Partners. Mr. Abbey has served on the board of IHP since 1992 and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Since 2005, Mr. Abbey has taught real estate investment at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He continues to be involved with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), which is dedicated to providing education and research to the real estate industry. Mr. Abbey is currently a trustee of the organization and past vice chairman.
In addition, Mr. Abbey is a board member of Macerich Corporation and Bridge Housing Corporation. He is also a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University and on the real estate committee of the UCSF Foundation. He is a graduate of Amherst College and has a master's in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.
Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Abbey currently serves as a director of both Pacific Mutual Holding Company and Pacific LifeCorp, and serves on the Investment, Finance, and Financial Market Risk Committee and the Compensation & Personnel Committee.