DCT Industrial Trust Inc was formed as a Maryland corporation in April 2002 and elected to be treated as a real estate investment trust. It is an industrial real estate company, engaged in the acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk distribution and light industrial properties located in the United States. Its portfolio consists of high-quality, bulk distribution warehouses and light industrial properties. Its segments include East, Central and West, which are based on the geographical locations organized into markets by where its management and operating teams conduct and monitor business. The Company faces competition for customers from other existing assets in proximity to its buildings as well as from proposed new developments.