Eric Gilbert, EVP of Development, is responsible for directing the
transformation of a former 3,100 acre steel mill into a world-class
multi-modal transportation and logistics hub. Eric ensures that
Tradepoint Atlantic is fully realized as a globally recognized
logistics center, working with all aspects of the logistics chain to
leverage the strengths of the site, including its deep-water marine
assets, and dual Class I railroad connectivity, maximizing the
natural gateway to the region’s transportation network.
With more than 20 years of industry experience in large---scale
development. Most recently, he served as Senior VP of
Infrastructure & Logistics for CenterPoint Properties, where he
was responsible for the oversight of intermodal, infrastructure,
rail and marine based development projects from land
acquisition through vertical development.
Since 2001, Eric has managed the development of the CenterPoint Intermodal Center – North
America’s Largest Inland Port, which consists of over 6,000 acres and a total investment of $2
billion. Eric has overseen globally recognized projects such as the BNSF’s Logistics Park Chicago in
Elwood, Illinois, Union Pacific’s Global IV facility and the Joliet Bulk Barge & Rail terminal in Joliet,
Illinois, the South Carolina Port Authority’s Inland Port Terminal in Greer, South Carolina, as well
as the development of over 8 million SF of Class I warehousing for customers such as Walmart
and Georgia Pacific.
In 2013, Eric was appointed to the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council by the Illinois
Department of Transportation to lead the Safety, Security and Environment Committee. He also
sits on the Board of Directors for Will County’s Center for Economic Development and is a
member of Bradley University’s Civil Engineering and Construction Advisory Board.
Prior to joining CenterPoint in 2001, Eric was a Design Engineer for TranSystems Corporation,
Project Manager for Cemcon, Ltd., as well as a Contract Administrator for R.W. Dunteman
Company. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bradley University in 1994 and is a
Licensed Professional Engineer.
About Tradepoint Atlantic
The 3,100---acre industrial site in Baltimore, Maryland, offers a gateway to markets around the
United States and the world, featuring a unique combination of access to deep---water berths, rails
and highways. Ground---breaking agreements signed with federal and state environmental
regulators in 2014 to remediate the legacy from a century of steel---making enable the
redevelopment of the site with the potential to become one of North America’s most strategic
multi---modal, multi---commodity terminals.