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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 14A
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a)
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The Rexford Investment Opportunity
A Superior, Highly Differentiated Strategy
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Strongest Industrial Market Opportunity
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Irreplaceable Portfolio
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Superior Cash Flow Growth Through Value Creation
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Low-Leverage Balance Sheet and Substantial Liquidity
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ESG Purpose Drives Long-Term Value



Table of Contents
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Letter to Shareholders
April 17, 2023
Dear Fellow Stockholder:
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., a Maryland corporation, I cordially invite you to attend our Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time), which will be held in a virtual-only meeting format via live audio webcast.
The notice of meeting and Proxy Statement that follow describe the business we will consider at the meeting. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend the virtual Annual Meeting. However, whether or not you attend, your vote is very important. We are pleased to offer multiple options for voting your shares. You may authorize a proxy to vote by telephone, via the internet, by mail or vote electronically during the virtual Annual Meeting as described in the Proxy Statement.
Thank you for your continued support of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.
Sincerely yours,
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Richard S. Ziman
Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Notice of 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
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Date and Time
Monday, June 5, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
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Location
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Who Can Vote
Stockholders of record at the close of business on April 3, 2023
At the Annual Meeting, our stockholders will consider and vote on the following matters:
Voting Items
123
To elect eight directors, each to serve until the next annual meeting of our stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualifies
To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023
To vote on an advisory resolution to approve the Company’s named executive officer compensation for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022
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Vote FOR
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Vote FOR
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Vote FOR
Stockholders will also act on any other business properly introduced at the Annual Meeting or any postponement or adjournment of the Annual Meeting.
You must own shares of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. common stock as of the close of business on April 3, 2023, the record date for the Annual Meeting, or hold a valid proxy from a record holder as of the record date, to attend or vote at the Annual Meeting or at any continuation, postponement or adjournment of the Annual Meeting. Participants may begin logging into the virtual Annual Meeting at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 5, 2023.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
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David Lanzer
General Counsel and Secretary
Los Angeles, California
April 17, 2023
How to Vote
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Internet TelephoneMail QR Code
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Important Notice Regarding the Internet Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to be Held on June 5, 2023. The Notice of Annual Meeting, Proxy Statement, 2022 Annual Report and other SEC filings are made available on or about April 17, 2023 at the investor relations page of our website at www.rexfordindustrial.com.
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Proxy Highlights
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (“we,” “our,” “us,” Rexford or the “Company”) is a leading Southern California-focused industrial real estate investment firm, focused on creating value by acquiring, managing, repositioning and constructing industrial property located in prime infill Southern California submarkets. The Company’s entrepreneurial, value-driven approach to identifying and pursuing investment opportunities is designed to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns through all phases of the real estate cycle.
2022 Performance
During 2022, the Named Executive Officers (“NEOs”) led the Company to achieve strong operational and financial results, represented by 30% net income growth, 15% net income per diluted share growth, 20% Core FFO per diluted share growth, and 40% consolidated NOI growth, the last two of which were taken into account by the Compensation Committee in setting compensation. Performance highlights for 2022 include the following:
SHAREHOLDER VALUE CREATION
17%
5-Year Annual Average Dividend Per Share Growth
106%
5-Year Total Shareholder Return
22%
5-Year Net Income Per Diluted Share CAGR(1)
15%
5-Year Core FFO Per Diluted Share CAGR(1)(2)
32%
5-Year Consolidated NOI CAGR(1)(2)
STRONG 2022 OPERATING PERFORMANCE(2)(3)
$177.2M
2022 Net Income
(increase of 30% from 2021)
$365.5M
2022 FFO
(increase of 44% from 2021)
$480.1M
2022 Consolidated NOI
(increase of 40% from 2021)
10.5%
Same Property Portfolio Cash NOI Growth for FY 2022
98.7%
Same Property Portfolio 2022 Weighted Average Occupancy
2022 EXECUTION OF VALUE-ADD OPERATING STRATEGY
$2.4B
Aggregate purchase price of 61 properties acquired with 5.9 million square feet (SF)
80.9%
GAAP releasing spreads on over 5.1 million square feet of new and renewal leases
8.9%
Weighted average unlevered stabilized yield for 7 repositioning/redevelopment properties stabilized during 2022
LOW-LEVERAGE GROWTH-ORIENTED BALANCE SHEET(3)
$1.0B
Borrowing Capacity of unsecured revolving credit facility (upsized from $700M)
14.9%
Net Debt to Enterprise Value as of 12/31/22
$2.5B
Capital Raised to Fund Acquisitions
($1.8B Equity and $0.7B Debt)
BBB+/Baa2/BBB+
Credit ratings upgrades
(S&P/Moody’s/Fitch)
(1)Compound Annual Growth Rate (“CAGR”) represents the average annual growth rate for specified performance over a time period longer than one year. See Appendix A for the calculation of the CAGR of our Core FFO per diluted share and consolidated NOI.
(2)See Appendix A for the definitions of “NOI,” “Same Property Portfolio Cash NOI,” “FFO,” “Core FFO” and “Core FFO per diluted share” (all non-GAAP metrics) and reconciliations of net income to NOI and Same Property Portfolio Cash NOI, and net income to FFO and Core FFO.
(3)See Appendix A for the definition of “Same Property Portfolio” and “Net Debt to Enterprise Value”.
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Comparative Total Shareholder Return
During 2022, we generated a negative 31.2% Total Shareholder Return (“TSR”), slightly outperforming the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Industrial Index and the Executive Compensation Peer Group Average but under performing the Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index. Additionally, over the last five years and since our IPO in 2013, our TSR has outpaced the three comparative indices (Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index, Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Industrial Index and Executive Compensation Peer Group Average) as shown below.
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Total Shareholder Return (% Change):
1 Year(1)
2 Years(1)
5 Years(1)
Since IPO(1)
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.(31.2 %)15.5 %106.4 %388.0 %
Executive Compensation Peer Group Average(2)
(34.8 %)(11.9 %)11.7 %82.8 %
Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index(25.0 %)5.9 %24.5 %79.4 %
Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Industrial Index(32.2 %)4.0 %63.9 %227.1 %
(1)Through December 31, 2022.
(2)Refer to page 42 in this Proxy Statement for a list of our Executive Compensation Peer Group.
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PROXY HIGHLIGHTS
Environmental Stewardship, Social Responsibility and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Highlights
Rexford is the second largest, fastest-growing publicly traded industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) in the United States and the largest pure-play U.S. focused industrial REIT, based on market capitalization. Rexford creates value by investing in, operating and redeveloping industrial properties throughout infill Southern California, the world's fourth-largest industrial market and consistently the nation’s highest-demand industrial market.
Our mission is to reinvent the business of industrial real estate by optimizing positive impacts for the environment and our communities, tenants, employees and shareholders. We strive to continuously create value for all stakeholders and, for us value encompasses economic, community and environment impact.
Our vision is to further build upon our enduring competitive advantage by investing in our team, innovation, communities and the environment.
Our differentiated business model integrates environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors into every decision we make. Our infill focus and value-creation strategies drive dramatic environmental, social and community benefits, in part by driving reduced carbon footprint. The repositioning and redevelopment of existing industrial properties breathes new life into our infill communities through the addition of quality jobs, skills training and higher wages, which support neighborhood safety and community welfare. Our positive impacts are further amplified by our proactive tenant and community engagement. At the foundation of Rexford is a culture of respect and excellence. We empower employees to learn, collaborate, contribute and innovate. We uphold globally recognized frameworks and standards for human rights, social and environmental responsibility.
2022 ESG Goal Progress
Our 2022 ESG goals are aligned
with the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Environmental Stewardship
Culture of Respect and Excellence
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Installed ~5 MW of solar to bring total portfolio to over 9MW
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Ensured candidate slates included a minimum of 20% diverse candidates
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Earned LEED Silver for all ground-up developments
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Implemented employee resource group WIRE (Women in Real Estate)
Increased employee vacation time use and transitioned to an unlimited time off model
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Continued development of our Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi) emissions reduction targets
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Established a dedicated Department of Professional Excellence
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Community Welfare
Achieved an average of 20 training hours per employee
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Exceeded 2021 Kingsley Survey score
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Expanded board oversight over climate-related risks
Over 2,000 hours of employee community volunteer time
Submitted first CDP Climate Change Disclosure (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)
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Awarded Gold Green Lease Leader
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Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The value we create for our tenants, shareholders and communities is directly linked to our culture of inclusion. We empower employees to bring their best selves to work and to provide feedback on the direction of our business.
In 2021, we increased gender diversity to over 30% on our board of directors. The Board includes three women and two members of underrepresented communities, enabling more effective governance through enhanced expertise and perspectives.
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Our hiring practices are connected with our ability to build a strong, diverse workforce. We have formalized our policy around diverse candidate slates and enhanced engagement with underrepresented communities through various avenues including jobs postings focused on enhancing our professional diversity network. This resulted in exceeding our goal to include a minimum 20% diverse candidate slate for every open position. Additional details regarding our employee population and EEO-1 data can be found on our corporate website.
Climate Change
As climate change advances, so do the related short- and long-term risks. Rexford has long been committed to addressing the sustainability of its portfolio and recognizing our climate impact responsibility. To build upon existing climate risk mitigation efforts and to evaluate short- and long-term risks and opportunities, Rexford conducted a Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”) assessment in 2021. Through extensive research and internal and external stakeholder engagement, we considered multiple climate scenarios and potential outcomes and assessed the associated effects of these risks and opportunities across Rexford’s operations. The TCFD assessment outcomes and associated targets and goals inform Rexford’s ESG strategy and support the resiliency of its portfolio against the identified risks while taking advantage of any opportunities. Our TCFD report can be found on our corporate website and in our latest ESG report.
After completing the TCFD process and identifying risks and opportunities, we are focused on setting targets and tracking metrics that allow us to reduce our environmental impact. Rexford closely monitors and reports our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. To further drive actions to reduce our emissions, we are setting targets in accordance with the Science Based Target Initiative (“SBTi”). The SBTi targets will allow us to set emissions reduction targets and milestones. With that framework, we can align our plans for emissions reductions for successful achievement of the targets. We submitted our letter of commitment in December 2021 and intend to develop our SBTi targets within 24 months of our commitment.
ESG Oversight and Governance
ESG factors present potential risks and opportunities to Rexford. Therefore, incorporating ESG into our decision-making process is necessary to position Rexford for long-term viability. Rexford is committed to actively managing ESG issues most material to Rexford’s ability to create long-term value for its stakeholders and ensure it operates in a sustainable, transparent and ethical manner.
The Board of Directors has final oversight over ESG topics at Rexford, including climate-related risks and opportunities. The Audit Committee provides direct oversight of climate-related and cybersecurity financial risks and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee provides direct oversight of ESG matters, including assessment of the Company’s ESG disclosures, review of any annual ESG report published by the Company and human capital management. The development and implementation of ESG policies and related programs is a company-wide effort overseen by senior management and our Environmental, Social & Governance Committee (“ESG Committee”). The ESG Committee includes employees from our Property Management, Construction, Human Resources, Acquisitions, Leasing, Technology, Legal, Customer Solutions and Sustainability teams. The ESG Committee is responsible for defining and leading our ESG strategy in partnership with senior management, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the full Board. The Board receives ESG reports and provides ESG formal oversight on a quarterly basis, while the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee remains actively engaged on ESG matters throughout the year.
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PROXY HIGHLIGHTS
Our ESG polices provide governance of our ESG programs and include:
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ESG Reporting
ESG reporting in accordance with recognized standards helps us build a deeper understanding of how we can maximize the value we create for all our stakeholders. It enables our investors to make informed decisions that incorporate material sustainability metrics and themes. Our annual sustainability report provides disclosures in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Real Estate Standard, which accounts for material issues specific to the real estate industry, and the TCFD.
As a signatory to the UN Global Compact (“UNGC”), we remain committed to the Ten Principles of the Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption of the UNGC, along with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Details of our ESG strategy and human capital and diversity efforts can be found in our latest Environmental, Social and Governance Report located on the ESG section of our website at www.rexfordindustrial.com.
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Proxy Voting Roadmap
PROPOSAL NO. 1
Election of Directors
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“FOR”
the eight nominees
PROPOSAL NO. 2
Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
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“FOR”
the ratification of Ernst & Young LLP
PROPOSAL NO. 3
Advisory Vote on the Compensation of the Named Executive Officers (“Say-on-Pay Vote”)
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“FOR”
the advisory approval of the compensation of the NEOs
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PROXY VOTING ROADMAP
Director Nominee Snapshot
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PROXY VOTING ROADMAP
Corporate Governance Highlights
This section highlights information about the Company and our Board of Directors (the “Board”) that is contained in this Proxy Statement. This section does not contain all of the information that you should consider and you should read the entire Proxy Statement before voting.
Board Structure and IndependenceShareholder RightsBoard Oversight
Separate Chairman and Co-CEOs
Strong Lead Independent Director
5 of 8 directors up for re-election are independent; Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees each entirely comprised of independent directors
Executive sessions of independent directors held at every regular Board and committee meeting, presided over by Lead Independent Director
Diverse Board with three female directors and two racially/ethnically diverse directors
No familial relationships among Board members
Annual election of directors
Majority voting for directors
Annual Say-on-Pay Advisory Vote
Shareholders satisfying the SEC Rule 14a-8 stock ownership levels ($2,000 to $25,000, depending on holding period) can propose amendments to our bylaws
No “poison pill” in effect
Structured oversight of the Company’s corporate strategy and risk management
Corporate responsibility (ESG) strategy and initiatives and ethics and compliance program oversight by Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Climate change risk oversight by the Board
Cybersecurity oversight by Audit Committee
Annual self-assessment of Board and Board committee performance
Human capital management oversight by the Board
Accountability and Governance PracticesExecutive Compensation
Met or spoke with shareholders representing over 88% of our common stock in 2022
Stock ownership policy for directors and senior management
Prohibition of hedging and pledging Company stock by officers and directors
Robust Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for directors, officers and employees
Annual incentives for NEOs largely based on corporate financial results
Long term incentives for NEOs largely based on total shareholder return on an absolute and relative basis
Introduction of ESG compensation component in 2022 in annual incentive program for NEOs
Clawback policy for officers
No NEO “special grants” in 2022
Double trigger vesting for new executive officers
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Executive Compensation Snapshot
% Allocation of Target Compensation
ComponentCEOOther NEOs (Average)Features
Fixed
Base Salary
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Set within a competitive range of base salaries paid to such comparable officers in the Executive Compensation Peer Group.
Variable
93%
of CEO
target pay opportunity
86%
of Other NEOs
target pay opportunity
Annual Cash Incentive
Award
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Based on attainment of Company performance goals for the year.
Pays out between 0% and 275% of base salary (100% if threshold goals met) for Co-CEOs and between 0% and 200% of base salary for the other NEOs.
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Based on a detailed retrospective review of the Company’s overall annual performance and the compensation levels of the individual NEO in comparison to our Executive Compensation Peer Group.
Vest ratably over a three-year period.
Performance Unit Awards
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Based on rigorous absolute TSR hurdles, outperforming relative to our peers’ TSR and Core FFO per diluted share growth.
Pays out between 0% and 300% of target (50% of target if threshold goals met).
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Corporate Governance and Board Matters
PROPOSAL NO. 1
Election of Directors
At the Annual Meeting, our stockholders will elect eight directors to serve until our next annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are elected and qualify.
The Board seeks directors who represent a mix of backgrounds and experiences that will enhance the quality of the Board’s deliberations and decisions.
In nominating candidates, the Board considers a diversified membership in the broadest sense, including persons diverse in experience, gender and ethnicity.
The Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability or sexual preference.
Our director nominees were nominated by the Board based on the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. They were selected on the basis of outstanding achievement in their professional careers, broad experience, personal and professional integrity, their ability to make independent analytical inquiries, financial literacy, mature judgment, high performance standards, familiarity with our business and industry, and an ability to work collegially. We also believe that all of our director nominees have a reputation for integrity, honesty and adherence to high ethical standards.
All nominees are presently directors of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. and each of the nominees has consented, if elected as a director, to serve until his or her term expires.
Robert L. Antin*
Michael S. Frankel (Co-Chief Executive Officer)
Diana J. Ingram*
Angela L. Kleiman*
Debra L. Morris*
Tyler H. Rose* (Lead Independent Director)
Howard Schwimmer (Co-Chief Executive Officer)
Richard Ziman (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
*Independent within the meaning of the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) listing standards.
Your proxy holder will cast your votes for each of the Board’s nominees, unless you instruct otherwise. If a nominee is unable to serve as a director, your proxy holder will vote for any substitute nominee proposed by the Board.
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The Board of Directors unanimously recommends that the stockholders vote “FOR” the eight nominees listed in this Proxy Statement.
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Summary of Director Nominee Qualifications and Experience
The matrix below represents some of the key qualifications, skills and experience that we have identified as particularly valuable to the effective oversight of the Company and execution of our strategy, including with respect to each individual director nominee. The fact that a particular skill or qualification is not designated does not mean the director nominee does not possess that particular attribute. Rather, the skills and qualifications noted below are those reviewed by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as part of the Board succession planning process. We believe the combination of the skills and qualifications shown below demonstrates our Board is well positioned to provide strategic advice and effective oversight to our management.
SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE
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CEO /Executive Management experience brings leadership qualifications and skills to help our Board advise, support and oversee our management team across a range of governance, strategic, operational and financial matters.
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Business Operations experience gives directors a practical understanding of developing, implementing and assessing our operating plan and business strategy.
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ESG experience strengthens our Board’s oversight of environmental, social, governance, enterprise risk and resilience matters to achieve strategic business imperatives and long-term value creation for shareholders within a sustainable business model.
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Other Public Company Board Service & Governance experience supports our goals of strong Board and management accountability, transparency and protection of shareholder interests.
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Technology experience provides an advantage in leveraging digital technology to drive competitive strategy, innovation, revenue growth and business performance.
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Financial/Capital Allocation experience is important in evaluating our financial statements and capital structure.
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Financial Expertise/Literacy experience is important because it assists our directors in understanding and overseeing our financial reporting and internal controls.
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REITs / Real Estate Industry experience is beneficial in understanding our investment opportunities, business model and structure and the issues facing real estate investment trusts.
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Human Capital Management/Compensation experience assists our Board in overseeing executive compensation, succession planning and retaining talent.
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Director Nominees
Below is the biographical information about the director nominees, including the specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that led to our Board of Directors and Nominating and Governance Committee to conclude that each should be nominated to serve as a director.
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Robert L. Antin
INDEPENDENT
Founder and Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, VCA Inc.
Age: 73
Director since: IPO
Board committees:
Compensation (Chair)
Other public company directorships:
B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ: RILY);
Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA)
BACKGROUND
Board member since completion of 2013 IPO.
Founder of VCA Inc. (“VCA”), formerly a publicly traded national animal healthcare company purchased in 2017 by Mars Inc., providing veterinary services, diagnostic testing and various medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market. Served as a CEO and President at VCA since its inception in 1986, and served as the Chairman of the Board from inception through September 2017.
President, Chief Executive Officer, a Director and co-founder of AlternaCare Corp., a publicly held company that owned, operated and developed freestanding out-patient surgical centers from 1983-1985.
Officer of American Medical International, Inc., an owner and operator of health care facilities from 1978-1983.
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland.
MBA with a certification in hospital and health administration from Cornell University.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive experience as an executive at a public company which enables him to make significant contributions to the deliberations of the Board, especially in relation to operations, financings and strategic planning.
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CEO/Executive Management
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Financial Expertise/Literacy
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Michael S. Frankel
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.
Age: 60
Director since: IPO

Other public company directorships: None
BACKGROUND 
Serves as Rexford Co-Chief Executive Officer and Board member since 2013 as part of Rexford formation transactions.
Served as Chief Financial Officer of one of the management companies acquired as part of our formation transactions and as Managing Partner of Rexford Industrial LLC and Rexford Sponsor LLC.
Career includes 19 years co-managing our predecessor and current businesses, which have exclusively focused on investing in infill Southern California industrial real estate.
Prior to Rexford:
Served with LEK Consulting, providing strategic advisory services to several of the world’s leading investment institutions.
Responsible for investments at the private equity firm “C3,” a subsidiary of the Comcast Corporation (NASD: CMCSA).
Vice President at Melchers & Co., a European-based firm, responsible for Melchers’ U.S.-Asia operations, principally based in Beijing.
Substantial international experience working in China, Southeast Asia and France, and speaks Mandarin and French.
Licensed real estate broker in the state of California and a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Serves on the Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
EDUCATION 
Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley.
Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS 
Extensive executive management and finance experience in the real estate industry and an extensive knowledge of our Company and our operations.
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Diana J. Ingram
INDEPENDENT
Former Consulting Director, Oracle Consulting
Age: 65
Director since: April 2018
Board committees:
Nominating and Corporate Governance (Chair); Audit
Other public company directorships: None
BACKGROUND
Senior business development, sales, and marketing leader with extensive background in information technology in the U.S., Latin American and global markets.
Served as Consulting Director at Oracle Consulting from 2015-2022, focused on helping corporate clients accelerate their transition to cloud computing and enhance their IT security posture.
Ran Ingram & Associates, an independent consulting firm based in Los Angeles from 2013-2015.
Executive Vice President and Head of Operations for the U.S. start-up of networking software company IBT /Realtime from 2012 to 2013. Held several key positions at IBM from 2004 to 2012, including Director of Security and Privacy Services, U.S.; Vice President of Global Sales for Wireless E-Business Solutions; Vice President of Telecommunications – Media Sector, Latin America and Director of Enterprise Content Management Software Sales, Americas.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Operations, West Region at Kinko's Inc., now part of FedEx from 2002 to 2003.,
Serves on the boards of directors of Goodwill of Southern California (also serving as chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee), ECMC Group, Inc. and UCLA Foundation. Previous board service includes the International Women’s Forum, Southern California affiliate, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Urban League and the Coalition for Clean Air.
Holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)².
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.
Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Significant expertise in information technology and systems, service on other private boards and professional background and experience.
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Angela L. Kleiman
INDEPENDENT
President and Chief Executive Officer, Essex Property Trust
Age: 53
Director since: December 2021
Board committees:
Audit; Compensation
Other public company directorships: None
BACKGROUND
President and Chief Executive Officer of Essex Property Trust (NYSE: ESS) (“Essex”), a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) and an S&P 500 company, since April 1, 2023, after serving as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2021 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2020 and managing the Essex Private Equity platform from 2009 to 2015.
Prior to joining Essex, held roles in institutional investment management and investment banking including Senior Equity Analyst and Vice President of Investor Relations at Security Capital and Vice President within J.P. Morgan's Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking Group.
Began her career in real estate development management in 1991.
Member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the National Multifamily Housing Council.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.
Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive real estate, finance and operations expertise and significant experience as an executive at a public real estate investment trust.
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Debra L. Morris
INDEPENDENT
Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Apria, Inc.
Age: 64
Director since: December 2020
Board committees:
Audit; Compensation
Other public company directorships:
biote Corp. (Nasdaq: BTMD)
BACKGROUND 
Served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Apria, Inc., a leading provider of integrated home healthcare equipment and related services in the United States, from March 2013 through October 2022.
Served as Chief Financial Officer—Americas for SITEL Worldwide Corporation, a global leader in business processing outsourcing, from 2010 to 2013.
Served as a Partner of Tatum LLC, a national executive services firm, from 2004 to 2010 and as a Director from 2008 to 2010 and provided interim and permanent Chief Financial Officer services for companies contracted with Tatum LLC including Life Masters Supported Selfcare and RelaDyne.
From 1999 to 2002, Chief Financial Officer of Caliber Collision Centers.
Earlier career in progressively more responsible roles with CB Richard Ellis, including as Executive Vice President—Global Marketing and Integration and Executive Vice President—Global Chief Accounting Officer.
Currently serves on the board and chairs the Audit Committee of ALC Schools, a provider of alternative student transportation for school districts nationwide.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colby Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive finance and accounting expertise and extensive leadership experience.
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Tyler H. Rose
LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR 
Former President, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Age: 62
Director since: February 2015
Board committees:
Audit (Chair); Nominating and Corporate Governance
Other public company directorships: None
BACKGROUND
Appointed Lead Independent Director.
Served as President of Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) (“Kilroy”) from 2020 to 2023 after serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2009 and Senior Vice President and Treasurer from 1997 to 2009.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance of Irvine Apartment Communities, Inc. from 1995 to 1997, and appointed Treasurer in 1996.
Vice President, Corporate Finance of The Irvine Company from 1994 to 1995.
Served in Real Estate Corporate Finance Group at J.P. Morgan & Co., from 1986-1992 and Vice President of the Australia Mergers and Acquisitions Group from 1992-1994. 
Early in career, served as a financial analyst for General Electric Company.
Served on the Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
EDUCATION 
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive real estate, finance and accounting expertise and extensive experience as an executive at a public real estate investment trust.
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Howard Schwimmer
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.
Age: 62
Director since: IPO

Other public company directorships: None
BACKGROUND
Serves as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and as a Board member since 2013 as part of our formation transactions.
Served as Co-Founder and Senior Managing Partner of Rexford predecessor business since December 2001 and President of one of the management companies acquired as part of Rexford formation transactions.
Served at various times as manager, executive vice president and broker of record for DAUM Commercial Real Estate from 1983-2001.
Forty-year professional career dedicated entirely and exclusively to Southern California infill industrial real estate, including its acquisition, value-add improvement, management, sales, leasing and disposition.
Extensive experience forming private and public real estate investment companies, managing real estate brokerage offices, serving on private, public and charitable boards and acquiring, repositioning, developing, leasing, selling and adding value to over 50 million square feet of industrial properties in Southern California.
Serves on the USC Lusk Center Real Estate Leadership Council, is a former Board Chair of USC Hillel, and is the Chair of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, Real Estate Principals Organization.
Licensed California real estate broker.
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California majoring in business with an emphasis in real estate finance and development.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive executive management experience in the real estate industry and extensive knowledge of our Company and our operations.
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Richard Ziman
Chairman of the Board, Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.
Age: 80
Director since: IPO
Board committees:
None
Other public company directorships: None
BACKGROUND
Serves as the Chairman of the Board since 2013 as part of the formation transactions in connection with IPO.
Served as the Co-Founder and Chairman of Rexford predecessor business from inception in 2001.
Industrial real estate experience comprises over forty years of industrial real estate investment experience overseeing his personal, family and foundation-related investments in Southern California.
Founding Chairman and CEO of Arden Realty, Inc., a real estate investment firm focused on the commercial office real estate markets in infill Southern California from 1990-2006, when it was sold to GE Real Estate.
Co-founded AVP Advisors, LLC and AVP Capital, LLC, the exclusive advisor to American Value Partners, a real estate fund of funds deploying capital on behalf of pension funds throughout the United States in 2006.
Serves on the boards of directors of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and The Gilbert Collection Trust.
Practiced law as a partner of the law firm Loeb & Loeb from 1971 to 1980, specializing in transactional and financial aspects of real estate.
Established and endowed the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles in 2001.
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Extensive executive management experience in the industrial real estate industry and in public companies and extensive knowledge of our Company and our operations.
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Business Operations
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Other Public Company Board Service & Governance
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Financial Expertise/Literacy
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Board Diversity
The drive to live and work with integrity is embedded in who we are as a company. Our culture of respect and excellence goes hand in hand with high standards of ethics, transparency and accountability. Our commitment to diversity begins with the Rexford Board. Our Board believes that diverse perspectives contribute to the effective decision-making that drives long-term value. Below presents a snapshot of the composition of our Board immediately following the Annual Meeting.
GENDERETHNICITY/RACE
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AGETENURE (YEARS)
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Board Evaluation and Selection
Nomination Process for Director Candidates
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is, among other things, responsible for identifying and evaluating potential candidates and recommending candidates to the Board for nomination. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is governed by a written charter, a copy of which is available on the Company Information—Governance Documents page of the Investor Relations section on our website at www.rexfordindustrial.com.
Assessment of Board Composition
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee regularly reviews the composition of the Board and whether the addition of directors with particular experiences, skills or characteristics would make the Board more effective. When a need arises to fill a vacancy or it is determined that a director possessing particular experiences, skills or characteristics would make the Board more effective, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee initiates a search. As a part of the search process, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may consult with other directors and members of senior management and may hire a search firm to assist in identifying and evaluating potential candidates.
In accordance with the Corporate Governance Guidelines, the Board and each of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee conducts an annual performance self-assessment with the purpose of increasing effectiveness of the Board and its committees.
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Identification and Consideration of New Nominees
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Review Desired Skills/ExperienceDirector Nominee SearchEvaluation of CandidatesRecommendations
to Board
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will evaluate needs of the Board and Company, and consider any necessary updates to Board composition and planning.
Potential candidates are recommended by:
Directors
Senior Management
Search Firms
Shareholders
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will evaluate potential qualified candidates and conduct interviews.The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will analyze background, independence and other qualifications of candidates and recommend potential nominees to the Board.
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Selection by Board
The Board will evaluate and select director nominees based on the recommendations by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, including additional interviews if appropriate.
When considering a candidate, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee reviews the candidate’s experiences, skills and characteristics. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee also considers whether a potential candidate would otherwise qualify for membership on the Board and whether the potential candidate would likely satisfy the independence requirements of the NYSE as described below.
Candidates are selected on the basis of outstanding achievement in their professional careers, broad experience, personal and professional integrity, their ability to make independent analytical inquiries, financial literacy, mature judgment, high performance standards, familiarity with our business and industry, and an ability to work collegially. Other factors include having members with various and relevant career experience and technical skills, and having a Board that is, as a whole, diverse. Where appropriate, we will conduct a criminal and background check on a candidate. In addition, at least one member of the Board should have the qualifications and skills necessary to be considered an “audit committee financial expert,” as this term has been defined by the SEC in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K.
All potential candidates are interviewed by the Chairman of the Board and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chairwoman, and, to the extent practicable, the other members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and may be interviewed by other directors and members of senior management as desired. In addition, the General Counsel and Secretary conducts a review of the director questionnaire submitted by the candidate. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee then meets to consider and approve the final candidates, and either makes its recommendation to the Board to fill a vacancy, or add an additional member, or recommends a slate of candidates to the Board for nomination for election as directors. The selection process for candidates is intended to be flexible, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, in the exercise of its discretion, may deviate from the selection process when particular circumstances warrant a different approach.
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Stockholder Nominations
Stockholders may recommend candidates to our Board. The stockholder must submit a detailed resume of the candidate and an explanation of the reasons why the stockholder believes the candidate is qualified for service on our Board and how the candidate satisfies the Board’s criteria. The stockholder must also provide such other information about the candidate as would be required by the SEC rules to be included in a Proxy Statement. In addition, the stockholder must include the consent of the candidate and describe any arrangements or undertakings between the stockholder and the candidate regarding the nomination. The stockholder must submit proof of the stockholder’s holding of our common stock. All communications are to be directed to the Chairwoman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, c/o Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., 11620 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, California 90025, Attention: General Counsel and Secretary. For any annual meeting, recommendations received after 120 days prior to the anniversary of the date of the Proxy Statement for the prior year’s annual meeting will likely not be considered timely for consideration by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for that annual meeting.
Corporate Governance
Board Structure and Composition
We have structured our corporate governance in a manner we believe closely aligns our interests with those of the long term interests of our Company and our stockholders. Notable features of our corporate governance structure include the following:
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Our directors stay informed about our business by attending meetings of our Board and its committees and through supplemental reports and communications. Our independent directors meet regularly in executive sessions presided over by the lead independent director without the presence of our corporate officers or non-independent directors.
Board Leadership Structure
Our Board is currently chaired by Mr. Ziman, our Chairman. Our Board believes that Mr. Ziman’s service as our Chairman is in the best interests of our Company and our stockholders because Mr. Ziman possesses detailed and in-depth knowledge of the issues, opportunities and challenges we face. Our Board believes that his role as Chairman enables decisive leadership, ensures clear accountability and enhances our ability to communicate our message and strategy clearly and consistently to stockholders, employees and tenants. The Chairman role is balanced by the number of independent directors serving on our Board, our independent committee Chairs and our Lead Independent Director.
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Lead Independent Director
Our Corporate Governance Guidelines provide that if the Chairman is not an Independent Director, the Board may annually appoint from amongst the Independent Directors a Lead Independent Director. Mr. Rose is currently our Lead Independent Director and brings to this role considerable skills and experience, as described above in his background section. The role of our Lead Independent Director is designed to further promote the independence of our Board and appropriate oversight of management and to facilitate free and open discussion and communication among the Independent Directors.
The responsibilities of our Lead Independent Director are clearly delineated in our Corporate Governance Guidelines and include:
Advise on Board agenda, meeting materials and informational needs overseeing the conduct of the Company's business and evaluating whether the Company's business is being properly managed;
Advise on information flow to the Board between regular meetings, including the scope, quality, quantity and timeliness of such information;
Call and preside over executive sessions of the independent directors of the Board;
Communicate feedback from executive sessions of the independent directors of the Board to management and the Chair of the Board; and
Perform such other duties as the Board may delegate from time to time.
We believe this current leadership structure with a Chairman and a Lead Independent Director enhances our Board’s ability to provide insight and direction on important strategic initiatives and, at the same time, promotes effective and independent oversight of management and our business.
There are no material legal proceedings to which any director, officer or affiliate of the Company, any owner of record or beneficially of more than five percent of the Company’s voting securities, or any associate of any such director, officer, affiliate of the Company or security holder is a party adverse to the Company or any of its subsidiaries or has a material interest adverse to the Company or any of its subsidiaries.
Board Independence
NYSE rules require companies whose securities are traded on the NYSE to have a majority of independent directors. These rules describe certain relationships that prevent a director from being independent and require a company’s board of directors to make director independence determinations in all other circumstances. The Company has also decided that no more than three management executives who are employed by the Company or who were employed by the Company in the previous three years may serve on the Board at the same time.
In accordance with the NYSE rules, the Board undertakes an annual review to determine which of its directors are independent. The review generally takes place in the first quarter of each year; however, directors are required to notify the Company of any changes that occur throughout the year that may impact their independence.
Based on the Board’s review, the Board has determined that five, or 62.5%, of our current eight directors are independent.
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Meetings and Attendance
The Board held four regularly scheduled meetings in 2022 to review significant developments, engage in strategic planning and act on matters requiring Board approval. Each incumbent director attended 100 percent of the Board meetings and the meetings of committees on which he or she served, during the period that he or she served in 2022. The Board also acted by unanimous written consent on three occasions.
2022 Board Meetings 4
2022 Committee Meetings (Total) 9
2022 Director Attendance 100%
Executive Sessions of Non-Management Directors
Our non-management, independent directors typically meet without management present each time the full Board convenes for a meeting, or, to the extent present, each time a Board committee convenes for a regularly scheduled meeting. If the Board convenes for a special meeting, the non-management, independent directors will meet in executive session if circumstances warrant. Beginning April 2022, our lead independent director, Mr. Rose, presides over executive sessions of the Board.
Board Attendance at Annual Meeting of Stockholders
While the Board understands that there may be situations that prevent a director from attending an annual meeting of stockholders, the Board encourages all directors to attend the Annual Meeting. All of our directors attended our 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Board Committees
Our Board has established three standing committees: an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The principal functions of each committee are briefly described below. We comply with the listing requirements and other rules and regulations of the NYSE, as amended or modified from time to time, with respect to each of these committees, and each of these committees is comprised exclusively of independent directors. Additionally, our Board may from time to time establish other committees to facilitate the management of our company.
Audit Committee
Members
Tyler H. Rose (Chair)
Diana J. Ingram
Debra L. Morris
Angela Kleiman
Attendance: 100%
Meetings in 2022: 4
Acted by Unanimous Written Consent: 3
Report: Page 33
We have adopted an Audit Committee charter, which details the principal functions of the Audit Committee, including oversight related to:
our accounting and financial reporting processes;
the integrity of our consolidated financial statements and financial reporting process;
our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting;
our compliance with financial, legal and regulatory requirements;
the evaluation of the qualifications, independence and performance of our independent registered public accounting firm;
the performance of our internal audit function; and
our overall risk profile.
The Audit Committee is also responsible for engaging an independent registered public accounting firm, reviewing with the independent registered public accounting firm the plans and results of the audit engagement, approving professional services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm, including all audit and non-audit services, reviewing the independence of the independent registered public accounting firm, considering the range of audit and non-audit fees and reviewing the adequacy of our internal accounting controls. The Audit Committee is also responsible for the Audit Committee report included in this Proxy Statement.
Our Board has determined that each of our Audit Committee members is “financially literate” as that term is defined by NYSE corporate governance listing standards.
We have further determined that each of Mr. Rose, Ms. Kleiman and Ms. Morris qualify as an “audit committee financial expert” and Ms. Ingram qualifies as “financially literate” as those terms are defined by applicable SEC regulations and NYSE corporate governance listing standards. 
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Compensation Committee
Members
Robert L. Antin (Chair)
Debra L. Morris
Angela Kleiman

Attendance: 100%
Meetings in 2022: 3
Acted by Unanimous Written Consent: 7
Report: Page 53
We adopted a Compensation Committee charter, which details the principal functions of the Compensation Committee, including:
reviewing and approving, at least annually, the performance goals and objectives relevant to our Co-Chief Executive Officers’ compensation, evaluating our Co-Chief Executive Officers’ performance in light of such goals and objectives and determining and approving the remuneration of our Co-Chief Executive Officers based on such evaluation;
reviewing and approving the compensation of all of our other officers;
reviewing our executive compensation policies and plans;
implementing and administering our incentive compensation equity-based remuneration plans;
assisting management in complying with our Proxy Statement and annual report disclosure requirements;
producing a report on executive compensation to be included in our annual Proxy Statement (if required); and
reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes, if appropriate, to the remuneration for directors.
The Compensation Committee may delegate its responsibilities to a subcommittee of the Compensation Committee.
The Compensation Committee has the authority to retain legal and other advisors, to the extent it deems necessary or appropriate, and has retained Ferguson Partners Consulting (“Ferguson Consulting”) as its independent compensation consultant to provide the Compensation Committee with advice and guidance on the design and implementation of the Company’s executive compensation programs. Additional information concerning Ferguson Consulting and its services is set forth under “Executive Compensation-Compensation Discussion and Analysis.”
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Members
Diana J. Ingram (Chair)
Debra L. Morris
Tyler H. Rose

Attendance: 100%
Meetings in 2022: 2
Acted by Unanimous Written Consent: 3
We adopted a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee charter, which details the principal functions of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, including:
identifying and recommending to the full Board qualified candidates for election as directors to fill vacancies on the Board or at any annual meeting of stockholders;
developing and recommending to the Board corporate governance guidelines and implementing and monitoring such guidelines;
reviewing and making recommendations on matters involving the general operation of the Board, including Board size and composition, and committee composition and structure;
recommending to the Board nominees for each committee of the Board of Directors;
facilitating the annual assessment of the Board’s performance as a whole and of the individual directors, as required by applicable law, regulations and NYSE corporate governance listing standards;
overseeing the Board’s evaluation of the performance of management; and
oversight of the Board’s evaluation of the ESG Committee, which oversight role was established pursuant to Board action.
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Shareholder Engagement
Robust shareholder engagement is valued at Rexford and we are committed to continuous engagement. We believe strong corporate governance includes proactive outreach and engagement to seek shareholder insights and to address inquiries. We maintain active and continuous dialogue with shareholders to ensure we consider a diversity of perspectives on topics including strategy, business performance, risk, human capital management, compensation practices and a broad range of ESG related discussions.
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WHO WE
ENGAGED WITH
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HOW WE ENGAGED
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FEEDBACK
Stockholders representing
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of our outstanding stock participated in meetings
In-person and virtual one-on-one meetings with U.S. and international investors
Investor and industry conferences
Property tours
ESG focused meetings
Sell-side analysts meetings
Quarterly earnings conference calls
We consider and share our shareholder feedback and trends and developments about corporate governance matters and other various topics with our Board and its Committees as we seek to enhance our governance and sustainability practices and improve our public disclosures.
Communications with the Board
Stockholders and other interested parties may write to the entire Board, the Lead Independent Director or any of its members at Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., c/o David Lanzer, General Counsel and Secretary, 11620 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, California 90025. Stockholders and other interested parties also may e-mail the Chairman, the Lead Independent Director, the entire Board or any of its members c/o David Lanzer, General Counsel and Secretary, at dlanzer@rexfordindustrial.com. The Board may not be able to respond to all stockholder inquiries directly. Therefore, the Board has developed a process to assist it with managing inquiries.
The General Counsel and Secretary will perform a review in the normal discharge of his duties to ensure that communications forwarded to the Chairman, the Lead Independent Director, the Board or any of its members preserve the integrity of the process. While the Board oversees management, it does not participate in day-to-day management functions or business operations and is not normally in the best position to respond to inquiries with respect to those matters. For example, items that are unrelated to the duties and responsibilities of the Board such as spam, junk mail and mass mailings, ordinary course disputes over fees or services, personal employee complaints, business inquiries, new product or service suggestions, resumes and other forms of job inquiries, surveys, business solicitations or advertisements will not be forwarded to the Chairman, the Lead Independent Director or any other director. In addition, material that is unduly hostile, threatening, illegal or similarly unsuitable will not be forwarded to the Chairman, the Lead Independent Director or any other director and will not be retained. Such material may be forwarded to local or federal law enforcement authorities.
Any communication that is relevant to the conduct of our business and is not forwarded will be retained for one year and made available to the Chairman, the Lead Independent Director and any other independent director on request. The independent directors grant the General Counsel and Secretary discretion to decide what correspondence will be shared with our management and any personal employee communications may be shared with our human resources department if deemed appropriate. If a response on behalf of the Board is appropriate, we gather any information and documentation necessary for answering the inquiry and provide the information and documentation, as well as a proposed response, to the appropriate director(s). We also may attempt to communicate with the stockholder for any necessary clarification. Our General Counsel and Secretary (or his designee) reviews and approves responses on behalf of the Board in consultation with the applicable director(s), as appropriate.
Certain circumstances may require that the Board depart from the procedures described above, such as the receipt of threatening letters or e-mails or voluminous inquiries with respect to the same subject matter. Nevertheless, the Board considers stockholder questions and comments important, and endeavors to respond promptly and appropriately.
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Board Risk Oversight
Strategic and Risk Oversight
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BOARD
The Board is primarily responsible for overseeing the Company’s risk management processes. A portion of this responsibility has been delegated by the Board to each of the committees of the Board with respect to the assessment of the Company’s risks and risk management in its respective areas of oversight. The focus of each of the committees with respect to risk management is highlighted below.
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AUDIT
COMMITTEE
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COMPENSATION
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NOMINATING AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Has the responsibility to consider and discuss our major financial risk exposures and the steps our management has taken to monitor and control these exposures
Risk oversight includes climate related risk and cybersecurity
Monitors compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, in addition to oversight of the performance of our internal audit function
Is responsible for reviewing related party transactions as described below under “Review and Approval of Transaction with Related Persons”
Assesses and monitors, with input from our management, whether any of our compensation policies and programs has the potential to encourage excessive risk-taking
Reviews our policies related to payment of salaries and wages, benefits, bonuses, stock-based compensation and other compensation-related practices and considers the relationship between risk management policies and practices, corporate strategy and compensation
Oversees Board processes
Oversees governance-related risks
Monitors the effectiveness of our Corporate Governance Guidelines, including whether they are successful in preventing illegal or improper liability-creating conduct
Assesses disclosure of ESG and climate change matters
Oversees the Company’s culture, policies and strategies related to human capital management, including with respect to diversity and inclusion and pay equity
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MANAGEMENT
Management identifies material risks, implements appropriate risk management strategies and integrates risk management into our Company processes and strategies. Management ensures that material risks are communicated to senior executives and the Board.
Both our Board and management have key responsibilities in strategic oversight and managing risk throughout the Company, as described below. Oversight of risks inherent in their respective areas of oversight are delegated to the various Board committees, with reporting of key strategies and risks to our Board at each quarterly Board meeting. Our Board believes that this structure is conducive to its risk oversight process.
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One of the key functions of our Board is informed oversight of our risk management process. Our Board administers this oversight function directly, with support from its three standing committees, the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee, each of which addresses risks specific to their respective areas of oversight. The Audit Committee provides direct oversight of financial risk exposures, including management’s actions related to the Company’s exposure to climate related risk.
Human Capital Oversight
Our Board provides oversight of human capital management, receiving and discussing human resources updates during each quarterly Board meeting. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee provides direct oversight the Company’s culture, policies and strategies related to human capital management, including with respect to diversity and inclusion and other development initiatives, pay equity and employee engagement, excluding the compensation matters that are the express responsibility of the Board’s Compensation Committee pursuant to its charter.
Environmental Stewardship and ESG Oversight
Our Board oversees ESG, receiving and discussing ESG updates during each quarterly Board meeting. Additionally, in 2020 we established an ESG Committee that reports to our co-CEO’s. This committee’s role is to define and lead the Company’s ESG strategy and execution, assist and inform senior management, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and quarterly the Board on ESG reporting matters and our ESG program. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee provides direct oversight of the Company’s culture, policies and strategies related to human capital management, including with respect to diversity and inclusion and other development initiatives, pay equity and employee engagement, excluding the compensation matters that are the express responsibility of the Board’s Compensation Committee pursuant to its charter.
Cybersecurity Oversight
Board oversight of cybersecurity is enhanced through ongoing engagement by our independent director with information security experience who serves as the chairperson of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. This director and a member of our Audit Committee provide director level oversight of information security and receive quarterly information security reports. The full Board receives information security updates at least annually from senior leadership. As part of its overall financial risk assessment, our Audit Committee reviews the Company’s cybersecurity, data privacy and other information technology risks, strategies to protect the Company’s business systems and information and responds to incidents.
Other Governance Principles
Governance Documents
Our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee charters, along with our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Corporate Governance Guidelines, are available on the Company Information—Governance Documents page of the Investor Relations section on our website at www.rexfordindustrial.com. In addition, these documents also are available in print to any stockholder who requests a copy from our Investor Relations Department at Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., 11620 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, California 90025, or by email at investorrelations@rexfordindustrial.com. (The Company’s website address provided above and elsewhere in this Proxy Statement is not intended to function as a hyperlink, and the information on the Company’s website is not and should not be considered part of this Proxy Statement and is not incorporated by reference herein.)
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Our Board formally approved a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to our officers, directors and employees. Among other matters, our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is designed to deter wrongdoing and to promote:
honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or potential conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships;
full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in our SEC reports and other public communications;
compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations;
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prompt internal reporting of violations of the code to appropriate persons identified in the code; and
accountability for adherence to the code.
Any waiver of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for our directors, executive officers and other principal financial officers must be approved by the Board or the appropriate committee thereof, and any such waiver shall be promptly disclosed as required by law or NYSE regulations.
Director Compensation
The Compensation Committee with its independent compensation consultant conducts a review of our non-employee director compensation program on an annual basis, using the same peer group of similarly sized REITS/peers that are used for executive compensation comparisons. Any recommended changes to the program are then presented to the Board for their consideration and approval.
Our Board has approved a compensation program for our non-employee directors, which was in effect for calendar year 2022 (the “Director Compensation Program”). Our Co-CEOs do not receive any additional compensation for serving as directors. The Director Compensation Program consists of annual cash retainers and annual equity awards. The material terms of the Director Compensation Program are described below.
Elements of 2022 Non-Employee Director Compensation
Under the Director Compensation Program, for 2022, non-employee directors received:
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Annual cash retainers for 2022 were paid quarterly in arrears. Each non-employee director serving on the Board as of the date of any annual meeting of stockholders who is re-elected for another year of service at such annual meeting is granted a restricted stock award on the date of the applicable annual meeting. Annual restricted stock awards made to non-employee directors in connection with our 2022 annual meeting had an approximate grant-date value of $140,000. Starting with our 2023 annual meeting, annual restricted stock awards will have an approximate value of $150,000. If a non-employee director is initially elected or appointed to serve on the Board during a term, he or she is granted (on the date of such initial election or appointment) a prorated portion of the annual restricted stock award. Each annual or prorated initial restricted stock award vests in full on the earlier of (1) the date of the annual meeting next following the grant date (regardless of whether the director is re-elected at such meeting, so long as the director serves through such meeting) and (2) the first anniversary of the grant date, subject to continued service through such meeting or such first anniversary, as applicable.
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2022 Director Compensation Table
The following table provides details regarding the 2022 compensation of our non-employee directors:
Name(1)
Fees Earned or
Paid in Cash
($)(3)
Stock Awards ($)(4)
Total ($)
Robert L. Antin100,000 139,998 239,998 
Diana J. Ingram100,000 139,998 239,998 
Angela L. Kleiman97,993 139,998 237,991 
Debra L. Morris107,993 139,998 247,991 
Tyler H. Rose122,500 139,998 262,498 
Peter E. Schwab(2)
50,996 — 50,996 
Richard Ziman155,000 139,998 294,998 
(1)Howard Schwimmer and Michael S. Frankel, our Co-Chief Executive Officers, are not included in this table as they are employees of our Company and do not receive compensation for their services as directors. All compensation paid to Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel for the services they provide to us is reflected in the Summary Compensation Table in this Proxy Statement.
(2)On December 24, 2021, (i) Mr. Schwab provided notice to the Company of his decision not to stand for re-election to the Board and to retire at the end of his term in June 2022.
(3)Amounts reflect, as applicable, annual cash retainers and committee chair fees, in each case, which were paid in respect of 2022 services. For all directors, fourth quarter 2022 fees were paid in January 2023.
(4)Represents 2,387 shares of restricted common stock granted to each of Messrs. Antin, Rose and Ziman and Mses. Ingram, Kleiman and Morris on June 13, 2022. Amounts reflect the full grant-date fair value of restricted stock awards granted with respect to services performed in 2022, computed in accordance with ASC Topic 718, rather than the amounts paid to or realized by the named individual. Amounts ultimately realized in respect of these awards may be greater or less than the amounts shown in the table and may equal zero in the event that the awards do not vest. We provide detailed information regarding the assumptions used to calculate the value of all restricted stock awards made to directors in Note 13 to our consolidated financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 13, 2023. As of December 31, 2022, Messrs. Antin, Rose and Ziman and Mses. Ingram, Kleiman and Morris each held 2,387 shares of our restricted common stock.
Director Stock Ownership Guidelines
In December 2021, we adopted revised stock ownership guidelines for our non-employee directors that increased their respective stock ownership requirements. Pursuant to the revised guidelines, our non-employee directors are required to hold a number of shares of Company stock having a market value equal to or greater than five times their annual cash retainer (not including any additional committee retainers and/or lead independent director retainers), increased from the prior requirement of three times their annual cash retainer. Our current non-employee directors have until December 31, 2026 to achieve these stock ownership requirements or, in the case of a new non-employee director, five years from his or her initial election to the Board. As of April 17, 2023, all our non-employee directors satisfied the stock ownership guidelines or had time remaining under the five-year period since first becoming a director to acquire the applicable level of ownership.
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PROPOSAL NO. 2
Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Audit Committee appointed Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm to audit our consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023. Ernst & Young LLP has served as our independent registered public accounting firm since 2012, prior to our initial public offering. In order to ensure continuing auditor independence, the Audit Committee and Ernst & Young LLP rotate the lead audit engagement partner every five years.
Annual Evaluation and Selection of Independent Auditors
The Audit Committee reviews the performance of the independent registered public accounting firm annually. In making the determination to re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP for 2023, the Audit Committee considered, among other factors, the independence and performance of Ernst & Young LLP, the appropriateness of Ernst & Young LLP’s fees and the quality and candor of Ernst & Young’s communications with the Audit Committee and management.
Benefits of Tenure
The Audit Committee and the Board believe that the continued retention of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as our independent public accountant is in the best interest of the company and our stockholders. The benefits of tenure include the following:
Higher audit quality through deeper knowledge of our business, accounting policies and practices, and internal control over financial reporting.
Consistency in critical focus areas and communications to Audit Committee and Board.
We expect that representatives of Ernst & Young LLP will attend the Annual Meeting and will have the opportunity to make a statement if they so desire and to respond to appropriate questions.
Although stockholder ratification is not required, the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP is being submitted for ratification at the Annual Meeting with a view towards soliciting stockholders’ opinions, which the Audit Committee will take into consideration in future deliberations. If Ernst & Young LLP’s selection is not ratified at the Annual Meeting, the Audit Committee will consider the engagement of another independent registered accounting firm. The Audit Committee may terminate Ernst & Young LLP’s engagement as our independent registered public accounting firm without the approval of our stockholders whenever the Audit Committee deems termination appropriate.
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Our Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023.
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Principal Accountant Fees and Services
Ernst & Young LLP’s fees for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 were as follows:
Fiscal Year Ended December 31
20222021
Audit Fees$1,482,000 $1,382,000 
Audit-Related Fees2,000 2,000 
Tax Fees753,000 661,000 
All Other Fees— — 
Total Fees$2,237,000 $2,045,000 
A description of the types of services provided in each category is as follows:
Audit Fees—Includes fees for professional services provided in connection with the annual audit of our financial statements and internal control over financial reporting, review of our quarterly financial statements, and SEC registration statements and securities offerings.
Audit-Related Fees—Includes fees to access the accounting research database.
Tax Fees—Includes tax return preparation and other tax planning services in the period the services occurred.
All of the services performed by Ernst & Young LLP were either expressly pre-approved by the Audit Committee or were pre-approved in accordance with the Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policy, and the Audit Committee was provided with regular updates as to the nature of such services and fees paid for such services.
Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policy
The Audit Committee’s policy is to pre-approve all significant audit and permissible non-audit services provided by our independent auditors. These services may include audit services, audit-related services, tax services and other services.
Pre-approval is generally provided for up to one year and any pre-approval is detailed as to the particular service or category of services and is generally subject to a specific budget. Our independent auditors and management are required to periodically report to the Audit Committee regarding the extent of services provided by the independent auditors in accordance with this pre-approval, and the fees for the services performed to date. The Audit Committee may also pre-approve particular services on a case-by-case basis.
Audit Committee Report
The information contained in this Report of the Audit Committee shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any such filing (except to the extent that we specifically incorporate this information by reference) and shall not otherwise be deemed “soliciting material” or “filed” with the SEC or subject to Regulation 14A or 14C, or to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act (except to the extent that we specifically incorporate this information by reference).
Although the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Audit Committee”) oversees the financial reporting process of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), consistent with the Audit Committee’s written charter, management has the primary responsibility for preparation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and the reporting process, including disclosure controls and procedures and the system of internal control over financial reporting. The Company’s independent registered public accounting firm is responsible for auditing the annual financial statements prepared by management.
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The Audit Committee has reviewed and discussed with management and the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, the Company’s December 31, 2022 audited financial statements. Prior to the commencement of the audit, the Audit Committee discussed with the Company’s management and independent registered public accounting firm the overall scope and plans for the audit. Subsequent to the audit and each of the quarterly reviews, the Audit Committee discussed with the independent registered public accounting firm, with and without management present, the results of their examinations or reviews, including a discussion of the quality, not just the acceptability, of the accounting principles, the reasonableness of specific judgments and the clarity of disclosures in the consolidated financial statements.
In addition, the Audit Committee discussed with the independent registered public accounting firm the matters required to be discussed by applicable requirements of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”). The Audit Committee has also received the written disclosures and the letter from the independent registered public accounting firm required by applicable requirements of the PCAOB regarding the independent accountant’s communications with the Audit Committee concerning independence. The Audit Committee discussed with the independent registered public accounting firm its independence from the Company and considered the compatibility of non-audit services with its independence.
Based upon the reviews and discussions referred to in the foregoing paragraphs, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board that the audited financial statements be included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The foregoing report has been furnished by the Audit Committee as of April 17, 2023.
Tyler H. Rose, Chairman
Diana J. Ingram
Angela L. Kleiman
Debra L. Morris
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Executive Compensation Matters
PROPOSAL NO. 3
Advisory Vote on the Compensation of the Named Executive Officers (“Say-on-Pay Vote”)
As required by Section 14A of the Exchange Act, we are providing our stockholders with a vote at the Annual Meeting to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in this Proxy Statement pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the SEC. The stockholder vote on named executive officer compensation, commonly known as a “say-on-pay” vote, is an advisory recommendation only, and it is not binding on the Company or our Board or Compensation Committee.
At our 2022 annual meeting of stockholders, the Company’s stockholders recommended, on an advisory basis, that the “say-on-pay” vote occur every year. In light of the foregoing recommendation, the Company has determined to continue to hold a “say-on-pay” advisory vote every year. Unless the Board modifies its determination on the frequency of future “say-on-pay” advisory notes, our next advisory “say-on-pay” vote (following the non-binding “say-on-pay” advisory vote at this Annual Meeting) is expected to occur at our 2024 annual meeting of stockholders.
As described more fully in the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of this Proxy Statement, our executive compensation program is designed to enable us to attract, motivate and retain individuals with superior ability, experience and leadership capability to deliver on our annual and long-term business objectives necessary to create long-term stockholder value. We encourage stockholders to read the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of this Proxy Statement, which describes in detail how our executive compensation policies and procedures operate and are intended to operate in the future.
We are asking our stockholders to indicate their support for our named executive officer compensation as described in this Proxy Statement. This proposal gives our stockholders the opportunity to express their views on our named executive officers’ compensation. This vote is not intended to address any specific item of compensation, but rather the overall compensation of our named executive officers and the philosophy, policies and practices described in this Proxy Statement. As an advisory approval, this proposal is not binding upon us or our Board. However, the Compensation Committee, which is responsible for the design and administration of our executive compensation program, values the opinions of our stockholders expressed through the vote on this proposal. The Compensation Committee will consider the outcome of this vote in making future compensation decisions for our named executive officers.
Accordingly, we ask that our stockholders vote “FOR” the following resolution:
“RESOLVED, that the stockholders of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Rexford Industrial Realty’s named executive officers for the year ended December 31, 2022, as described in the Compensation Discussion & Analysis and disclosed in the Summary Compensation Table and related compensation tables and narrative disclosure set forth in Rexford Industrial Realty’s Proxy Statement.”
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Our Board of Directors unanimously recommends that stockholders vote “FOR” the advisory resolution approving the compensation of the named executive officers for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, as more fully disclosed in this Proxy Statement.
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Executive Officers
With respect to our fiscal year 2022, Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.’s executive officers are as follows:
NamePositionAge
Howard SchwimmerCo-Chief Executive Officer and Director62
Michael S. FrankelCo-Chief Executive Officer and Director60
Laura ClarkChief Financial Officer43
David LanzerGeneral Counsel and Secretary50
The following section sets forth certain background information regarding those persons currently serving as executive officers of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., excluding Howard Schwimmer and Michael S. Frankel, who are described on pages 20 and 17, respectively under the heading “Director Nominees”:
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Laura Clark
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 43
BACKGROUND
Serves as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2020.
Served as Senior Vice President, Capital Markets at Regency Centers, (NASDAQ: REG) a publicly traded retail real estate investment trust and S&P 500 Index member from 2017-2020 and Vice President, Financial Services from 2012-2017, overseeing all operational analysis, budgeting and reporting for the West region portfolio.
Prior roles include institutional sales and equity research at Green Street Advisors, Vice President, Capital Markets at Iron Tree Capital and Vice President at Inland Capital Markets Group.
Holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Brings to the Company 21 years of finance, accounting, real estate and operations experience.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in finance from DePaul University Chicago.
Master of Business Administration degree from Ball State University.
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David Lanzer
General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 50
BACKGROUND
Serves as our General Counsel and Secretary since March 2016.
Served as First Vice President and Senior Counsel of Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the world’s largest industrial real estate investment trust from 2010-2016.
Served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and a Market Officer at Lauth Group, Inc., a privately held, national development and construction firm that has developed in excess of $3 billion of industrial, office, retail and healthcare projects across the United States from 2002-2009.
Began legal career as an attorney with the Indianapolis law firm of Wooden & McLaughlin LLP.
Brings to the Company 25 years of real estate and legal experience.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, in Political Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette.
Doctor of Jurisprudence at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Compensation Discussion and Analysis
The “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of this Proxy Statement presents the detailed compensation arrangements for our NEOs for fiscal year 2022, which were determined by the Compensation Committee. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, our NEOs and their titles were as follows:
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Howard Schwimmer
Michael S. FrankelLaura ClarkDavid Lanzer
 Co-Chief Executive Officer
 Co-Chief Executive OfficerChief Financial OfficerGeneral Counsel and Secretary
Compensation Philosophy and Objectives
The fundamental principles that drive the compensation decisions of our Compensation Committee are to encourage high performance, promote accountability and assure that the interests of our executives are aligned with the long-term interests of our Company and its stockholders.
The Company believes that our current executive compensation program represents a balanced, pay-for-performance structure, based on its inclusion of the following key features:
We continued use of a performance-based long-term incentive award program in 2022 that only provides tangible value to our executives upon the creation of significant absolute stockholder value (measured by absolute TSR and relative TSR performance) and growth in core funds from operations (“FFO”) per diluted share (discussed below) over a three-year performance period.
Approximately 93% of the 2022 target pay opportunity for our Co-Chief Executive Officers was variable and/or at-risk subject to the achievement of meaningful Company and/or individual performance goals.
In 2022, we established an annual cash incentive program that directly tied 80% of our NEO’s annual cash incentive awards to pre-established formulaic quantitative performance goals and 20% to qualitative performance measures and included stated threshold, target and maximum payouts for each NEO.
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2022 Compensation Highlights
The key elements of our 2022 compensation program for our NEOs are as follows:
Pay Element AllocationCompensation Type
CEOAverage Other NEOsObjectiveKey Characteristics
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Fixed
Cash
Provide base pay level that is commensurate with our NEOs’ positions and provide competitive fixed pay to attract and retain our NEOs.Reviewed annually and adjusted when appropriate.
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Variable
Incentive
Cash and Equity
Incentivize the attainment of short-term Company objectives (that align the interests of our NEOs with those of our stockholders) and individual contributions to the achievement of those objectives for the year.
Variable compensation weighted 80% on pre-established quantitative measures:
Core FFO per diluted Share (40%)
Consolidated Portfolio NOI Growth (40%)
Weighted 20% on qualitative measures.
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Service-Vesting LTIP UnitsVariable
Incentive
Equity
Align the interests of NEOs with long-term stockholder value.
Promote retention by requiring continued employment over a multi-year period as a condition to vesting.
Grant size was determined based on a detailed retrospective review of the Company’s overall annual performance and the compensation levels of the individual NEO in comparison to our Executive Compensation Peer Group.
Vest ratably over a three-year period.
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Performance-Vesting LTIP Units
Variable Incentive
At-Risk Equity
Motivate and reward NEOs for performance on key long-term measures.
Enhance the overall pay-for-performance structure of our executive compensation program and align the interests of NEOs with long-term stockholder value.
Promote retention by requiring continued employment over a multi-year performance period.
Only provides tangible value upon the creation of meaningful long-term stockholder value and growth in Core FFO per diluted share above specified hurdles over a three-year performance period.
2022 awards are based on achievement of:
Company’s absolute TSR
Company’s TSR performance relative to a peer group (the Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index)
Company’s growth in Core FFO per diluted share
Cliff vest following the end of a three-year performance period.
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CEO Pay Mix
The Compensation Committee believes that compensation should be at-risk and heavily dependent upon the achievement of rigorous and objective performance requirements. As illustrated below, approximately 93% of the Co-CEOs’ target total direct compensation is variable and/or at-risk subject to the Company’s performance and continued employment over applicable earnings/vesting periods. Although the Compensation Committee does not target any particular percentile of our Executive Compensation Peer Group, the overall compensation program is designed to result in total direct compensation that is at the high end of the peer range and attractive relative to compensation available at competitors if the Company’s performance exceeds expectations and is above that of our peers. Conversely, if the Company’s performance is below expectations and peer levels, the intended result is total direct compensation that is at the low end of the peer range and is less than those amounts paid at our peers.
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Total direct compensation refers to the compensation required to be disclosed in our Summary Compensation Table for 2022, excluding amounts identified as “all other compensation” because such amounts are not typically considered in the Compensation Committee’s annual compensation decisions in light of the relative immateriality of such amounts as compared to overall CEO compensation.
The following chart shows the allocation of the fiscal year 2022 target total direct compensation for the Co-Chief Executive Officers.
2022 TARGET TOTAL DIRECT COMPENSATION - CO-CEOs
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Stockholder Engagement; Say-on-Pay Vote
At the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders, stockholders were provided the opportunity to cast an advisory vote approving the compensation programs for our NEOs (“say-on-pay”). That say-on-pay proposal received support from approximately 92% of the shares present and entitled to vote at the annual meeting, indicating strong stockholder approval of the compensation paid to our NEOs.
Since January 1, 2022, we have engaged with stockholders who together own nearly 88% of the Company’s outstanding common stock on a variety of topics (including market conditions, corporate strategy and corporate governance practices, shareholder rights, the Company’s diversity initiatives and environmental sustainability) at various investor and industry meetings and teleconferences, which were attended by some or all of our NEOs. These discussions helped us better understand, among other things, our stockholders’ views regarding the Company’s compensation programs. Given the consistency of what we heard in these discussions, we believe the views of these stockholders are reflective of our broader stockholder base. We believe the positive input received through our engagement efforts and the high level of support for our say-on-pay proposal are an affirmation of the structural soundness of our executive compensation program. As such, the Compensation Committee approved our executive compensation program for 2022 without making any significant changes compared to our executive compensation program for 2021. The Compensation Committee will continue to consider the outcome of stockholder engagement and the Company’s say-on-pay votes when making future compensation decisions for our NEOs.
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Our Compensation Best Practices
Based on the following elements of compensation, we believe that our current executive compensation program represents a balanced, state-of-the-art structure, appropriately focused on pay-for-performance:
WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE DON’T DO
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Our Focus on Pay-for-Performance
Based on the following elements of compensation, we believe that our current executive compensation program represents a balanced, state-of-the-art structure, appropriately focused on pay-for-performance:
Our Compensation Decision Making Framework
Compensation Program Objectives and Rewards
The objectives of the Company’s executive compensation program are as follows:
Motivate, attract and retain qualified executives who drive, and who are committed to, the Company’s mission, performance and culture.
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Create a fair, reasonable and balanced compensation program that rewards NEOs’ performance and contributions to the Company while closely aligning the interests of the NEOs with the long-term interests of the Company and its stockholders.
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Provide total direct compensation to our NEOs that is competitive with total direct compensation paid by real estate investment trusts comparable to our Company in order to enhance the Company’s retention of key executives and to contribute towards the maintenance of a positive, team-oriented corporate culture.
What Our Compensation Program is Designed to Reward and Promote
The Company’s compensation program rewards superior corporate performance as well as individual NEO contributions to the Company’s annual and long-term goals. Annual cash incentive awards focus on retention and driving value over a one-year period, while long-term equity-based awards are designed to promote retention, further align pay with performance and contribute towards long-term stockholder value accretion.
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We believe that the Company’s executive compensation program design features assist in rewarding and promoting the following:
Goals aligned with the Company’s and its stockholders’ long-term interests as well as the Company’s annual operating and strategic plans in a manner designed to avoid excessive risk taking;
Base salaries consistent with each executive’s responsibilities and competitive with peer salary levels, furthering retention objectives and providing a reasonable level of financial security (thus discouraging excessive risk-taking);
A significant portion of each executive’s compensation tied to the future share performance of the Company, thus aligning their long-term interests with those of our stockholders;
Equity compensation and vesting periods for equity awards that encourage executives to remain employed and focus on sustained, long-term share price appreciation; and
A balanced mix between cash and equity compensation designed to encourage strategies and actions that are in the long-term best interests of the Company and stockholders.
Roles and Responsibilities
Role of Management and the Chief Executive Officers in Setting Executive Compensation
On an annual basis, our Compensation Committee and Co-CEOs consider market competitiveness, business results, experience and individual performance in evaluating executive compensation. Our Co-CEOs are engaged in setting target compensation for our other NEOs and for other executives, including discussing individual performance of the other executives and recommending Compensation Committee approval of the compensation for their executive team. All decisions affecting executive compensation are ultimately made by the Compensation Committee.
Role of the Compensation Consultant
In 2022, the Compensation Committee engaged the continued services of outside independent compensation consultant, Ferguson Consulting. Ferguson Consulting was engaged to assist the Compensation Committee in determining the appropriate amounts, types and mix of compensation for our executive officers in order to achieve the overall objectives as described above. The Compensation Committee, with the help of Ferguson Consulting, reviews the compensation practices of other REITs/peers in order to evaluate market trends and compare our compensation programs with our competitors. Based in part on this data and analysis provided by Ferguson Consulting, the Compensation Committee develops a compensation plan that is intended to maintain the link between corporate performance and stockholder returns while being generally competitive within our industry.
In its 2022 compensation report, Ferguson Consulting recommended, based on its review of the Executive Compensation Peer Group analysis, current industry trends, existing employment agreements and other factors specifically related to the Company, the level of base salary and target annual cash incentive compensation to be set for each NEO as well as the amount of target long-term equity awards to be granted to each NEO. Based on the Company’s and each individual’s overall performance relative to the Executive Compensation Peer Group and the unique circumstances associated with any individual executive, the Compensation Committee in consultation with Ferguson Consulting determines an appropriate level of target total direct annual compensation, although no particular Executive Compensation Peer Group percentile is targeted for any of our NEOs. The Compensation Committee considered Ferguson Consulting recommendations and peer group analysis when determining base salaries, annual incentives and long-term incentives.
Determination of Compensation Consultant’s Objectivity
The Compensation Committee recognizes that it is essential to receive objective advice from an independent compensation consultant. Accordingly, Ferguson Consulting’s services to the Compensation Committee and the Company in 2022 were limited to review and advice with respect to matters related to structuring and implementing our executive compensation program, director compensation program and with respect to the 2022 Proxy Statement. In addition, the Compensation Committee has the sole authority to retain and terminate Ferguson Consulting as its compensation consultant and approve fees and other engagement terms. Other than providing the advice as described above, Ferguson Consulting did not provide any services to the Company in 2022. The Compensation Committee has considered the independence of Ferguson Consulting, consistent with the requirements of NYSE, and has determined that Ferguson Consulting is independent. Further, pursuant to SEC rules, the Company conducted a conflicts of interest assessment and determined that there is no conflict of interest resulting from retaining Ferguson Consulting.
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Importance of the Peer Group
Based upon the recommendations of Ferguson Consulting, the Company considered the following parameters in selecting our Executive Compensation Peer Group:
Include industrial-focused REITs and real estate companies that invest in properties in high barrier-to-entry markets, including diversified REITs with a large industrial portfolio; and
Include additional REITs comparable in terms of size within an approximate range of 0.25x to 3.00x the size of the Company in terms of implied equity market capitalization (approximately $3 billion - $40 billion).
Benchmark utilizing an assessment of the average of the two senior-most NEOs across the Executive Compensation Peer Group as reference points relative to the Company’s Co-CEO structure.
In 2022, the following changes were made to the Executive Compensation Peer Group.
Peers removed from the Executive Compensation Peer Group
Peers added to the Executive Compensation Peer Group
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Duke Realty Corporation
PS Business Parks, Inc.
VEREIT, Inc.
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Sun Communities, Inc.
There were three peers removed in the latest Executive Compensation Peer Group assessment, all due to acquisition activity (Duke Realty Corporation was acquired by Prologis Inc., PS Business Parks, Inc. was acquired by Blackstone, Inc. and VEREIT, Inc. was acquired by Realty Income Corporation). STORE Capital Corporation Inc. will be removed next year due to its recently being acquired in February 2023. AvalonBay Communities Inc., Medical Properties Trust, Inc. and Sun Communities, Inc. were added to the Executive Compensation Peer Group based on their appropriate size and operations in high barrier-to-entry markets.
The following table provides a current list of each company in our Executive Compensation Peer Group and a summary of the parameters that qualifies each company as an appropriate peer:
Company
Implied Equity
Market Cap
($ million)(1)
Peer Based on
Size Parameter of
$3B - $40B
Peer Based on Industrial Portfolio Parameter
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.23,902.6 ü
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.22,566.1 ü
Sun Communities, Inc.18,063.6 ü
Boston Properties, Inc.11,824.5 ü
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.10,348.5 
STORE Capital Corporation Inc.(2)
9,049.5 üü
Americold Realty Trust, Inc.7,626.7 üü
Medical Properties Trust, Inc.6,661.7 ü
First Industrial Realty Trust. Inc.6,524.6 üü
East Group Properties Trust, Inc.6,451.8 üü
STAG Industrial Inc.5,841.2 üü
Kilroy Realty Corporation4,564.1 ü
Terreno Realty Corporation4,281.3 üü
Vornado Realty Trust4,265.8 ü
Douglas Emmett, Inc.3,239.3 ü
LXP Industrial Trust2,771.2 üü
SL Green Realty Corp.2,179.1 ü
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc.2,167.4 ü
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.1,387.3 ü
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(1)Per S&P Global Market Intelligence; as of December 31, 2022. Implied equity market cap is calculated as follows: (common shares outstanding + convertible operating partnership units outstanding) multiplied by closing stock price on December 31, 2022.
(2)STORE Capital Corporation, Inc. was acquired by an investor group in February 2023.
Compensation Risk Assessment
Consistent with SEC disclosure requirements, our Compensation Committee, with input from our management, assesses and monitors whether any of our compensation policies and programs has the potential to encourage excessive risk-taking. In considering our employee compensation policies and practices, the Compensation Committee reviews our policies related to payment of salaries and wages, benefits, bonuses, stock-based compensation and other compensation-related practices and considers the relationship between risk management policies and practices, corporate strategy and compensation. We do not believe that our compensation program creates risks that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company.
In reaching our conclusion, we considered the following aspects of our executive compensation plans and policies among others:
We evaluate performance based upon the achievement of a variety of business objectives and goals;
We use a balanced equity compensation mix comprised of performance-based and time-based full value equity awards that lessens the likelihood that executives will take unreasonable risks to keep their equity awards “in-the-money,” as may be the case with equity compensation programs that rely solely on leveraged market-based equity compensation vehicles such as stock options;
We provide a significant portion of incentive compensation in the form of long-term incentive awards. The amounts that ultimately may be earned are tied to how we perform over a multi-year period, which focuses management on sustaining our long-term performance;
We structure payouts under our performance-based awards based on achieving a minimum level of performance, so that some compensation is awarded at levels below full target achievement rather than an “all-or-nothing” approach;
We provide a significant portion of each executive’s annual compensation in the form of equity-based compensation, and executives are required to maintain sizable holdings of equity in the Company under the terms of our equity ownership guidelines, which aligns an appropriate portion of their personal wealth to our long-term performance; and
We adopted a “clawback” policy described below for recoupment of incentive payments made to our executive officers if payment was based on having met or exceeded performance expectations during a period for which the Company is required to prepare an accounting restatement due to its material noncompliance with any financial reporting requirement under U.S. securities laws as a direct result of an executive officer’s fraudulent or willful misconduct.
Accordingly, although a significant portion of our executives’ compensation is performance-based and “at-risk,” we believe our executive compensation programs are appropriately structured and do not pose a material risk to the Company.
Elements of Our Compensation
The Company’s primary components of compensation for its executive officers continued in 2022 to be base salary, annual cash incentive awards and annual grants of long-term equity-based incentive compensation. We have no pre-established policy or target for the allocation between cash and non-cash incentive compensation or between short-term and long-term compensation, although the Company attempts to keep total cash compensation within the Company’s fiscal year budget while reinforcing its pay-for-performance philosophy.
The Company seeks to maintain a competitive total compensation package that aligns the economic interest of the executives with that of stockholders while maintaining sensitivity to multiple factors including the Company’s fiscal year budget, annual accounting cost and the impact to share dilution.
Base Salary
Consistent with the Company’s philosophy of tying pay to performance, our NEOs receive most of their overall targeted compensation in a form other than base pay. Although the Compensation Committee does not set base salary levels equal to any specific percentile of base salaries paid to comparable officers in the Executive Compensation Peer Group, the NEOs are paid an amount in the form of base pay within a competitive range of base salaries paid to such comparable officers in the Executive Compensation Peer Group and sufficient to attract skilled executive talent and maintain a stable management team.
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In 2022, the Compensation Committee approved increases to the base salaries of our NEOs, by 10% relative to 2021 for Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, by 15% relative to 2021 for Ms. Clark, and by 12% relative to 2021 for Mr. Lanzer based on the Company’s and each individual’s overall performance relative to the Executive Compensation Peer Group and significant growth in Company size based on the Company’s market capitalization, as measured in early 2022.
Named Executive Officer2021 Base Salaries2022 Base SalariesYear-over-Year
Base Salary
Increase
(2021-22)
Howard Schwimmer$750,000 $825,000 10 %
Michael S. Frankel$750,000 $825,000 10 %
Laura Clark$500,000 $575,000 15 %
David Lanzer$425,000 $475,000 12 %
Annual Incentive Compensation
2022 Annual Cash Incentive Program
In 2022, annual cash incentive awards were designed to incentivize management to attain Company performance goals for the year in a manner that further aligns the interests of our NEOs with those of our stockholders and to recognize the unique challenges of managing the Company emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. With a Southern California based real estate portfolio, the Compensation Committee recognized that the Company continued to face challenges related to continuing local governments that maintained eviction moratoriums and gave tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic the unilateral right to defer rent payments. Many of those California governmental orders remained in effect throughout 2022.
The Compensation Committee determined to establish an annual cash incentive program (the “2022 STI Program”) under which (i) 80% of each NEO’s annual cash incentive opportunity was based upon achieving certain formulaic Company performance criteria during the year, including the attainment of quantitative financial performance hurdles relating to Core FFO per diluted share and Consolidated Portfolio NOI Growth (the “Quantitative Performance Criteria”), and (ii) the remaining 20% of such NEO’s annual cash incentive opportunity was based on qualitative criteria determined by the Compensation Committee, including capital structure and balance sheet management, favorable positioning of the Company for future growth, commitment to and development of employees, commitment to and development of ESG goals and management emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, among other variables determined and assessed by the Compensation Committee in its sole discretion (the “Qualitative Performance Criteria”). The Compensation Committee believes that this structuring of the 2022 STI Program was necessary to appropriately address the unique challenges of managing the Company emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic while protecting the long-term interests of the Company and its shareholders through appropriate retention of our NEOs.
In 2022, the Compensation Committee approved an increase of 25 percentage points for each of the threshold, target and maximum annual cash incentive opportunities as a percentage of salary over 2021 for each of Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel and Ms. Clark, and an increase of 50 percentage points for the threshold and 25 percentage points for the target and maximum annual cash incentive opportunities as a percentage of salary over 2021 for Mr. Lanzer. These increases were based on the Compensation Committee’s advisement from Ferguson Consulting regarding comparable executive compensation and the Compensation Committee’s desire to provide annual cash incentive compensation to our NEOs that is competitive with that paid by real estate investment trusts comparable to our Company in order to reward the NEOs for their contribution towards the Company’s annual achievements and to enhance the Company’s retention of key executives. Under the 2022 STI Program, each NEO was eligible for an annual cash incentive opportunity that was expressed as a percentage of base salary as follows:
Named Executive OfficerThresholdTargetMaximum
Howard Schwimmer100 %200 %275 %
Michael S. Frankel100 %200 %275 %
Laura Clark100 %150 %200 %
David Lanzer100 %125 %200 %
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Actual 2022 Annual Cash Incentive Awards
In determining actual 2022 annual cash incentive awards under the 2022 STI Program for Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, Ms. Clark and Mr. Lanzer, the Compensation Committee reviewed Company performance in 2022 against the Quantitative Performance Criteria and the Qualitative Performance Criteria. The following chart shows each performance metric within the Quantitative Performance Criteria, identifies the range of performance between threshold and maximum payout with respect to each metric and the weighting of each metric as a component of overall annual cash incentive award, as well as actual 2022 results determined by the Compensation Committee with respect to each metric:
Performance Criteria(1)
WeightingThresholdTargetMaximum
Core FFO per Diluted Share(2)
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Consolidated Portfolio NOI Growth(3)
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Qualitative measurement considerations included favorable positioning of the Company for future growth, capital structure and balance sheet management, commitment to and development of ESG goals and management of the Company while emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.
(1)See Appendix A for definitions of “NOI” and “Core FFO” and reconciliations of net income (computed under GAAP) to NOI and Core FFO.
(2)Core FFO per diluted share was included as a performance metric because it is the earnings metric most commonly used by investors and analysts to evaluate and compare the Company’s performance with that of other REITs. The Compensation Committee reviewed prior years’ Core FFO per diluted share and sensitivities for achieving the Threshold, Target and Maximum hurdles, including impacts for fluctuations in occupancy levels, rent growth and economic conditions. This factored into goals the Compensation Committee believed to be rigorous.
(3)Consolidated Portfolio NOI Growth was included as a performance metric because it includes acquisitions and reflects aspects of our asset management efforts, such as leasing, releasing and dispositions, as well as changes in cash rent due to contractual rent escalation provisions contained in our leases. The Compensation Committee reviewed prior years’ Consolidated Portfolio NOI Growth and sensitivities for achieving the Threshold, Target and Maximum hurdles, including impacts for fluctuations in occupancy levels, rent growth and economic conditions. This factored into goals the Compensation Committee believed to be rigorous.
For the Qualitative Performance Criteria (weighted at 20% of the annual cash incentive opportunity), the NEOs were evaluated based on a number of considerations including capital structure and balance sheet management, favorable positioning of the Company for future growth, commitment to and development of ESG goals and management of the Company while emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, among other variables determined and assessed by the Compensation Committee.
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Qualitative Performance Criteria
2022 Achievements
Favorable positioning of the Company for future growth
Completed 52 acquisitions representing 61 properties and 5.9 million RSF for an aggregate purchase price of $2.4 billion, in which 90% of transactions were executed through off-market or lightly-marketed transactions.
Stabilized seven of our repositioning and redevelopment properties with a combined 0.6 million rentable square feet at a weighted average unlevered stabilized yield of 8.9%.
Demonstrated strength in leasing activity with the execution of over 5.1 million square feet of new and renewal leases with aggregate GAAP re-leasing spreads of 80.9%.
As a result of strong leasing activity, achieved Same Property Portfolio occupancy of 98.1% as of December 31, 2022.
Enabled the Rexford team to achieve our performance objectives while emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and navigating economic uncertainty by providing employees with the opportunity to work remotely or utilize our various offices and promoting team and cross-departmental relationships and activities to maximize engagement, collaboration and quality of work for our team reflecting our core values and ensuring a corporate culture driven by mutual respect while evolving the way we lead and manage to optimize employee performance, growth and opportunity in the post-pandemic hybrid work environment.
Capital structure and balance sheet management
Received credit ratings upgrades to BBB+ from S&P and Fitch and Baa2 from Moody’s.
Raised $2.5 billion of capital, including $1.8 billion through a range of equity transactions and $0.7 billion from two new term loan facilities, allowing the Company to fund acquisitions throughout the year.
Increased the borrowing capacity of our unsecured revolving credit facility to $1.0 billion from $700.0 million.
Ended the year with low leverage equating to 14.9% net debt to enterprise value ratio.
Commitment to and development of ESG goals
Installed ~5 MW of solar to bring total portfolio to over 9MW.
Earned LEED Silver for all ground-up developments.
Continued development of our SBTi emissions reduction targets.
Awarded Gold Green Lease Leader.
Ensured candidate slates included a minimum of 20% diverse candidates, resulting in an increase in the diversity of our new hires to 63%, up from 50% in the prior year.
Implemented employee resource group WIRE (Women in Real Estate).
Established a dedicated Department of Professional Excellence and achieved an average of 20 training hours per employee.
Expanded board oversight over climate-related risk.
Management emerging from COVID-19 pandemic
Operated the Company with no material litigation, environmental or regulatory claims.
Despite ongoing eviction moratoriums, managed properties to achieve rent collections at pre-pandemic levels.
Based on the Company’s achievement of $1.96 Core FFO per diluted share and 39.6% Consolidated Portfolio NOI Growth during 2022, as described above, 80% of the annual cash incentive opportunity was paid out to each NEO at the maximum level. Furthermore, based on the accomplishments that were significant to the Company during 2022, as described in the table above, the remaining 20% of the annual cash incentive opportunity, based on the Qualitative Performance Criteria, was paid out to each NEO at the maximum level.
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Annual cash incentive awards to Ms. Clark and Mr. Lanzer were paid in cash. Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel had elected to receive their 2022 annual cash incentive awards 50% in cash and 50% in LTIP Units in Rexford Industrial Realty, L.P., our operating partnership (“LTIP Units”). Accordingly, in early 2023, at the same time the annual cash incentive awards were paid to our NEOs generally, Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel were each granted 19,367 LTIP Units (the “STI LTIP Units”), with the number of STI LTIP Units granted determined by dividing the cash value of relevant portion of each of Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel’s respective annual cash incentive awards by the closing price of our common stock on the date of grant. The STI LTIP Units were fully vested at grant. Since LTIP Unit value tracks the value of our stock price, this further aligns our Co-CEOs’ pay with our performance and mitigates against excessive short-term risk-taking. The annual cash incentive awards paid to Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, Ms. Clark and Mr. Lanzer under the 2022 STI Program for 2022 performance were as follows:
Named Executive Officer2022 Annual Cash Incentive Awards Portion of
Annual Cash Incentive Award
Delivered in Cash
Portion of
Annual Cash Incentive Award Delivered in
LTIP Units
Total STI LTIP Units Granted
Howard Schwimmer$2,268,750 $1,134,375 $1,134,375 19,367 
Michael S. Frankel$2,268,750 $1,134,375 $1,134,375 19,367 
Laura Clark$1,150,000 $1,150,000 $— — 
David Lanzer$950,000 $950,000 $— — 
Long-Term Compensation
The Company’s long-term incentive compensation program consists of equity-based awards under our Second Amended and Restated 2013 Incentive Award Plan (the “Incentive Award Plan”). Equity incentive awards incentivize our NEOs to work to deliver stock price performance while providing valuable retention incentives. Further, equity-based awards linked to TSR performance goals deliver value only when the value of our common stock increases above certain thresholds and equity-based awards linked to growth in Core FFO per diluted share performance goals deliver value only when our Core FFO per diluted share increases above certain thresholds. The Compensation Committee administers our Incentive Award Plan, which provides for the issuance of equity-based awards to our NEOs and other officers, directors and employees. The Compensation Committee authorizes the awards and establishes the terms and conditions of the awards under the Incentive Award Plan, as it deems appropriate.
In November 2022, our Compensation Committee granted awards to our NEOs in the form of Service-Vesting LTIP Units and Performance-Vesting LTIP Units, which may ultimately be exchanged on a one-for-one basis into shares of our common stock (if earned).
2022 Service-Vesting LTIP Units
Based on the foregoing considerations, including the TSR and operational performance highlighted on pages 6 through 7, in November 2022, the Compensation Committee approved a grant of Service-Vesting LTIP Units to Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, Ms. Clark and Mr. Lanzer. The table below sets forth the grant date value and the total number of Service-Vesting LTIP Units awarded to Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, Ms. Clark and Mr. Lanzer in November 2022.
Named Executive OfficerTotal Service-Vesting LTIP Units
Grant Date
Value ($)
(1)
Howard Schwimmer66,740 3,333,641 
Michael S. Frankel66,740 3,333,641 
Laura Clark21,876 1,092,700 
David Lanzer11,865 592,653 
(1)Represents the grant date fair value computed in accordance with FASB ASC 718.
The Service-Vesting LTIP Units vest with respect to one-third of the Service-Vesting LTIP Units underlying each award on November 8 of each year over a three-year period, beginning on November 8, 2023, subject to continued employment through the applicable vesting date. The Compensation Committee believes that Service-Vesting LTIP Units provide important retention benefits along with further incentive to increase the Company’s share price and, therefore, serve to drive value for our stockholders, over a three-year period. If the Company experiences poor performance that results in poor stockholder return, then the value of the Service-Vesting LTIP Units, and likewise the individual NEO’s total realized compensation, will decline as a
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result. If the Company has superior performance that results in superior stockholder returns, then the value of the Service-Vesting LTIP Units, and likewise the individual NEO’s total realized compensation, will correspondingly increase.
Distributions are paid on all Service-Vesting LTIP Units, whether vested or unvested, as and when dividends are declared on our common stock.
2022 Performance-Vesting LTIP Units
On November 8, 2022, the Compensation Committee approved Performance-Vesting LTIP Unit awards to Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, Ms. Clark and Mr. Lanzer which vest, subject to continued employment and the achievement of the goals described below, based on (i) the Company’s absolute TSR, (ii) the Company’s TSR performance relative to a peer group (the Dow Jones All Equity REIT Index), and (iii) the Company’s growth in Core FFO per diluted share, in each case, over a three-year performance period. The maximum number of Performance-Vesting LTIP Units will be earned only if the Company (a) achieves 40% or higher absolute TSR, inclusive of all dividends paid, over the three-year performance period, (b) finishes in the 90th or greater percentile of the peer group for TSR over the three-year performance period and (c) achieves 24% or higher growth in Core FFO per diluted share over the three-year performance period.
The Performance-Vesting LTIP Units, exclusive of any distribution equivalent units thereon (described below), are allocated one-third to absolute TSR performance metrics (the “Absolute TSR Base Units”), one-third to relative TSR performance metrics (the “Relative TSR Base Units”) and one-third to Core FFO per diluted share growth performance metrics (the “Core FFO Per-Share Base Units”). The table below sets forth the total number of Performance-Vesting LTIP Units awarded to Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, Ms. Clark and Mr. Lanzer (which equals the sum of the Absolute TSR Base Units, the Relative TSR Base Units, Core FFO Per-Share Base Units and distribution equivalents on the Performance-Vesting LTIP Units that will vest, if at all, following the end of the performance period based upon achievement of the relevant performance measures).
Named Executive OfficerAbsolute TSR Base LTIP UnitsRelative TSR Base LTIP UnitsCore FFO
Per-Share Base LTIP Units
Distribution Equivalent LTIP UnitsTotal Performance- Vesting LTIP Units
Howard Schwimmer81,572 81,572 81,572 23,948 268,664 
Michael S. Frankel81,572 81,572 81,572 23,948 268,664 
Laura Clark26,789 26,789 26,789 7,865 88,232 
David Lanzer14,461 14,461 14,461 4,245 47,628 
Listed below are the grant date values and the number of Performance-Vesting LTIP Units each of Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, Ms. Clark and Mr. Lanzer will be eligible to receive under the Performance-Vesting LTIP Unit awards upon achieving threshold, target and maximum goals for the absolute TSR, relative TSR and Core FFO per-share performance metrics (but excluding any distribution equivalent units):
Named Executive OfficerThreshold
Award
(# Units)
Target Award
(# Units)
Maximum
Award
(# Units)(1)
Grant Date
Value ($)
(2)
Howard Schwimmer40,786 81,572 244,716 $6,203,551 
Michael S. Frankel40,786 81,572 244,716 $6,203,551 
Laura Clark13,395 26,789 80,367 $2,037,303 
David Lanzer7,231 14,461 43,383 $1,099,759 
(1)Represents the maximum Performance-Vesting LTIP Units that may vest, excluding any distribution equivalent units.
(2)Represents the grant date fair value based on probable outcome of the performance conditions, computed in accordance with FASB ASC 718.
Any Performance-Vesting LTIP Units that are ultimately earned will vest in full at the end of the three-year performance period in November 2025 (with respect to the absolute TSR and relative TSR performance metrics) or December 2025 (with respect to the Core FFO per-share performance metric), contingent upon continued employment with the Company through the end of the performance period (with certain exceptions in the event of a change in control of the Company and/or certain qualifying terminations of employment, each as discussed below under the heading “—Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control”).
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With respect to the Absolute TSR Base Units, Relative TSR Base Units and Core FFO Per-Share Base Units, if the following hurdles are achieved over the three-year performance period, the Absolute TSR Base Units, Relative TSR Base Units and Core FFO Per-Share Base Units will become vested as follows (generally subject to continued service through the applicable performance period):
Threshold LevelTarget LevelHigh LevelMaximum Level
Vesting Percentage50% of Target100%200% of Target300% of Target
Absolute TSR Performance
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Relative TSR Performance
(based on the Dow Jones All Equity REIT Index)
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If performance falls between the levels specified in any or all of the three tables above, the applicable portion of the Performance-Vesting LTIP Unit awards to be earned will be determined by straight-line interpolation between the specified levels.
To the extent that common stock dividends are declared with an ex-dividend date that occurs during the applicable Performance-Vesting LTIP Unit performance period, unvested Performance-Vesting LTIP Units will entitle their holders to a cash payment equal to 10% of such dividends. In addition, a number of distribution equivalent units having a value equal to total common stock dividends with ex-dividend dates that occur during the performance period with respect to Performance-Vesting LTIP Units that are earned and become vested (less the distributions made with respect to such Performance-Vesting LTIP Units during the performance period as described in the immediately preceding sentence) will vest following the completion of the applicable performance period, up to the maximum number of distribution equivalent units that are included in the Performance-Vesting LTIP Units. For purposes of calculating the number of distribution equivalent units, the dividend amount will be adjusted (i) (plus or minus) to reflect the gain or loss on such amount had the dividends been reinvested in common stock on the applicable ex-dividend date and (ii) to reflect the value of any notional dividends on the notional shares resulting from such hypothetical reinvestment of distributions with an ex-dividend date occurring on or after the hypothetical issuance of such notional shares and on or prior to the last day of the performance period.
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Performance To Date for Prior Grants
The table below summarizes the results of the 2019 performance grant, which was completed and certified in January 2023, and the performance to date results for the 2020 and 2021 performance grants, which are currently in the middle of a three-year performance period.
Grant Year (Performance Period) and MetricsMetric Weighting20202021202220232024
Payout as % of Target(1)
2019 Grant (Jan 2020 - Dec 2022)
Absolute TSR 42.5%Absolute TSR achieved between Target and Maximum and Relative TSR and Core FFO Per-Share growth achieved at Maximum (183.7% of Target Earned)68.7 %
Relative TSR vs. Peer Group26.6%53.2 %
Core FFO Per-Share growth30.9%61.8 %
Total183.7 %
2020 Grant (Dec 2020 - Dec 2023)
Absolute TSR33.3%
Absolute TSR tracking below Threshold, Relative TSR tracking above Target and Core FFO Per-Share growth tracking at Maximum (144% of Target Earned)(2)
— %
Relative TSR vs. Peer Group33.3%44.0 %
Core FFO Per-Share growth33.3%100.0 %
Total144.0 %
2021 Grant (Dec 2021 - Dec 2024)
Absolute TSR33.3%
Absolute TSR and Relative TSR tracking below Threshold and Core FFO Per-Share growth tracking at Maximum
(100% of Target Earned)(2)
— %
Relative TSR vs. Peer Group33.3%— %
Core FFO Per-Share growth33.3%100.0 %
Total100.0 %
(1)The 2019 performance award pays out between 0% and 200% of target. The 2020 and 2021 performance awards pay out between 0% and 300% of target.
(2)For the 2020 and 2021 performance grants, the percentage payouts shown for the Absolute TSR and Relative TSR metrics measures performance as of December 31, 2022. For the 2020 and 2021 performance grants, the percentage payouts shown for the Core FFO per-share growth metric assumes that Core FFO per diluted share growth continues at the same rate as we experienced for the two-year period ended December 31, 2022, and the year ended December 31, 2022, respectively. The performance periods for these awards remain open, and if our actual TSR, relative TSR and actual Core FFO per-share growth results vary, the payout percentages could be greater or less than the payout percentages reported above.
Other Benefits
Retirement Plans
The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, allows eligible employees to defer a portion of their compensation, within prescribed limits, on a pre-tax basis through contributions to a 401(k) plan. We established a 401(k) retirement savings plan for our employees, including our NEOs, who satisfy certain eligibility requirements. Our NEOs are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan on the same terms as other full-time employees. Messrs. Schwimmer, Frankel and Lanzer each received an employer matching contribution to the 401(k) plan of $2,000 related to 2022 contributions.
Employee Benefits and Perquisites
Our full-time employees, including our NEOs, are eligible to participate in health and welfare benefit plans, which provide medical, dental, prescription and other health and related benefits. We may also implement additional benefit and other perquisite programs as our Compensation Committee determines appropriate, though we do not expect any such additional benefits and perquisites to constitute a material component of our NEOs’ compensation package.
Severance and Change in Control Benefits
The Company’s business is competitive and the Compensation Committee believes that it is extremely important for the Company to maintain employment agreements with its most senior executives that offer reasonable protections to the executives in connection with transactions and involuntary termination. The employment agreements covering our NEOs
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generally provide for severance payments and benefits if the executive terminates his or her employment for “good reason” or is terminated by the Company without “cause,” as those terms are defined in each agreement. In addition, our Co-CEOs are eligible to receive severance if our Company elects not to renew the term of their respective employment agreements, provided that they were willing to continue employment on similar terms. Our Compensation Committee believes that these severance arrangements promote stability and continuity of senior management. These employment agreements also provide for equity award acceleration (excluding performance unit awards) upon a change in control (as defined in our Incentive Award Plan) in order to ensure that our NEOs realize the value of their time-based equity incentive awards if they bring us through a successful sale transaction (accelerated vesting with respect to performance unit awards is governed by the terms of those awards, as described below under the heading “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control”). By including these severance and change in control provisions in the employment agreements, our Compensation Committee believes we can reinforce and encourage the continued attention and dedication of our NEOs to their assigned duties without distraction in the face of an actual or threatened transaction and ensure that our NEOs are motivated to negotiate the best acquisition consideration for our stockholders.
For a description of the material terms of these NEO employment agreements, as well as the treatment of outstanding equity awards in connection with a change in control or qualifying termination, see “—Narrative Disclosure to Summary Compensation Table and Grants of Plan-Based Awards in 2022 Table” and “—Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” below.
Compensation Policies and Procedures
Minimum Ownership Guidelines
The Board expects the NEOs to own a meaningful equity interest in the Company to more closely align the interests of these executive officers with those of stockholders. Accordingly, the Board adopted the Executive Officer Stock Ownership Policy, which established equity ownership guidelines for the Co-CEOs, the CFO and the General Counsel and Secretary. The executives are required to hold common equity with a value equivalent to a multiple of their salary as listed below:
Co-CEOs
CFO & General Counsel
and Secretary
6x
3x
Base Salary
Base Salary
The ownership guidelines are expected to be achieved within five years of a person first becoming subject to the equity ownership guidelines. Vested and unvested restricted common stock and LTIP Units count toward the equity ownership guidelines (in addition to shares of common stock and units in our operating partnership), excluding unearned Performance-Vesting LTIP Units. As of April 17, 2023, all of our NEOs satisfied the stock ownership guidelines or were within the established period to acquire the applicable level of ownership.
Clawback Policy
The Board adopted a Compensation Recovery Policy, often referred to as a clawback policy, which provides that in the event that Company is required to prepare an accounting restatement due to its material noncompliance with any financial reporting requirement under U.S. securities laws as a direct result of an executive officer’s fraudulent or willful misconduct, the Board may, in its sole discretion, seek to recover from the executive officer the amount of incentive compensation received in excess of the amount that would have been paid had the financial results been properly reported, with such differential amount reduced by the amount of any taxes the executive officer actually paid with respect to such incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is generally comprised of any performance-based cash award or cash incentive payment or performance-based equity-based award granted, earned, vested and/or received by such executive officers from the Company on or after February 8, 2021, and during the 36 months immediately preceding the date on which the Company determines it is required to prepare a restatement. In light of rules recently issued by the SEC regarding clawback policies, we expect to review our Compensation Recovery Policy in 2023 following the NYSE’s adoption of its relevant clawback listing standards and determine at that time whether any updates to our policy are warranted.
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Anti-Hedging Policy
The Board has established an anti-hedging policy applicable to our officers, directors, other employees and their family members. The policy prohibits any director, officer or other employee of the Company and his or her family members from trading in puts, calls or other derivative securities based on the Company’s securities. In addition, certain forms of hedging or monetization transactions, such as zero-cost collars and forward sale contracts, allow a stockholder to lock in much of the value of his or her holdings, often in exchange for all or part of the potential upside appreciation in the share holdings. These transactions allow the stockholder to continue to own the covered securities, but without the full risks and rewards of ownership. When that occurs, the owner may no longer have the same objectives as the Company’s other stockholders. Therefore, directors, officers, other employees and their family members are prohibited from engaging in any such transactions with respect to the common stock owned.
Anti-Pledging Policy
The Board has established an anti-pledging policy applicable to our officers, directors, other employees and their family members. The policy prohibits any director, officer or other employee of the Company and his or her family members from pledging or using as collateral, the Company’s securities in order to secure personal loans, lines of credit or other obligations, including holding Company securities in a margin account. Exceptions to this policy are granted where (i) the securities pledged are not needed to satisfy the minimum ownership level required by the Company’s stock ownership guidelines, (ii) such individual has and maintains a sufficient amount of immediately available cash or securities at all times to prevent a sale of the Company’s securities during a time when such sale would be prohibited and (iii) the securities pledged are not utilized as part of any hedging transaction prohibited by the Company’s anti-hedging policy described above.
Tax and Accounting Considerations
Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code
Section 162(m) of the Code disallows a tax deduction for any publicly held corporation for individual compensation exceeding $1.0 million in any taxable year for specified executive officers. Prior to the effectiveness of the Tax Act, the deduction limit included an exception for “qualified performance-based compensation.” Pursuant to the Tax Act, the exception for “qualified performance-based compensation” under Section 162(m) of the Code was eliminated with respect to all remuneration other than remuneration payable pursuant to a written binding contract in effect on November 2, 2017 which was not modified in any material respect on or after such date.
We believe that we qualify as a REIT under the Code and generally are not subject to federal income taxes, provided we distribute to our stockholders at least 90% of our taxable income each year. As a result of the Company’s tax status as a REIT, the loss of a deduction under Section 162(m) of the Code may not affect the amount of federal income tax payable by the Company. In approving the amount and form of compensation for our NEOs in the future, our Compensation Committee will consider all elements of the cost to the Company of providing such compensation, including the potential impact of Section 162(m) of the Code, if any. However, our Compensation Committee may, in its judgment, authorize compensation payments that are subject to deduction limitations under Section 162(m) of the Code when it believes that such payments are appropriate to attract and retain executive talent.
Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code
Section 280G of the Code disallows a tax deduction with respect to excess parachute payments to certain executives of companies that undergo a change in control. In addition, Section 4999 of the Code imposes a 20% penalty on the individual receiving the excess payment.
Parachute payments are compensation that is linked to or triggered by a change in control and may include, but are not limited to, transaction bonus payments, severance payments, certain fringe benefits and payments and acceleration of vesting under long-term incentive plans. Excess parachute payments are parachute payments that exceed a threshold determined under Section 280G of the Code based on the executive’s prior compensation. In approving the compensation arrangements for our named executive officers in the future, our Compensation Committee will consider all elements of the cost to the Company of providing such compensation, including the potential impact of Section 280G of the Code. However, our Compensation Committee may, in its judgment, authorize compensation arrangements that could give rise to loss of deductibility under Section 280G of the Code and the imposition of excise taxes under Section 4999 of the Code when it believes that such arrangements are appropriate to attract and retain executive talent.
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Note that none of our NEOs (or other executives or employees) are entitled to any tax gross-up or similar payments with respect to any excise taxes that may be imposed in accordance with the foregoing.
Accounting Standards
ASC Topic 718 requires us to calculate the grant date “fair value” of our stock-based awards using a variety of assumptions. ASC Topic 718 also requires us to recognize an expense for the fair value of equity-based compensation awards. Grants of restricted stock, Service-Vesting LTIP Units and Performance-Vesting LTIP Units under our equity incentive award plans will be accounted for under ASC Topic 718. Our Compensation Committee will regularly consider the accounting implications of significant compensation decisions, especially in connection with decisions that relate to our equity incentive award plans and programs. As accounting standards change, we may revise certain programs to appropriately align the accounting expense of our equity awards with our overall executive compensation philosophy and objectives.
Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
Each of Mr. Antin and Mses. Kleiman and Morris served as a member of the Compensation Committee during fiscal year 2022. Since the date of our IPO, there have been no insider participations or Compensation Committee interlocks of the Compensation Committee, and no member of our compensation committee had a relationship that must be described under the SEC rules relating to disclosure of related person transactions except with respect to the transaction described under “Related Party and Other Transactions Involving our Officers and Directors–Lease Agreement”. At all times since the completion of our IPO, the Compensation Committee has been comprised solely of independent, non-employee directors.
Compensation Committee Report
The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., a Maryland corporation, has reviewed and discussed with management the Compensation Discussion and Analysis and, based on such review and discussions, recommended to the Board of Directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this Proxy Statement.
This report of the Compensation Committee is not soliciting material, is not deemed filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference by any general statement incorporating by reference this Proxy Statement into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except to the extent that we specifically incorporate this information by reference, and shall not otherwise be deemed filed under such acts.
The foregoing report has been furnished by the Compensation Committee as of April 17, 2023.
Robert L. Antin, Chairman
Angela Kleiman
Debra L. Morris
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Compensation Tables
Summary Compensation Table
The following table sets forth information concerning the compensation of our NEOs for 2022, 2021 and 2020.
Name and Principal PositionYearSalary
($)
Stock
Awards ($)
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation ($)(1)
All Other Compensation ($)(2)
Total
($)
Howard Schwimmer
Co-Chief Executive Officer
2022825,000 10,671,567 
(3)(4)
1,134,375 17,351 12,648,293 
2021750,000 8,456,492 937,500 16,910 10,160,902 
2020675,000 6,898,366 759,375 16,310 8,349,051 
Michael S. Frankel
Co-Chief Executive Officer
2022825,000 10,671,567 
(3)(4)
1,134,375 17,351 12,648,293 
2021750,000 8,456,492 937,500 16,910 10,160,902 
2020675,000 6,898,366 759,375 16,310 8,349,051 
Laura Clark
Chief Financial Officer
2022575,000 3,130,003 
(3)
1,150,000 17,351 4,872,354 
2021500,000 2,129,763 875,000 16,910 3,521,673 
2020121,667 1,521,457 182,500 12,637 1,838,261 
David Lanzer
General Counsel and Secretary
2022475,000 1,692,412 
(3)
950,000 17,351 3,134,763 
2021425,000 1,383,496 743,750 16,910 2,569,156 
2020375,000 1,129,022 487,500 16,310 2,007,832 
(1)Amounts shown in the “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation” column reflect annual cash incentive awards earned for performance in 2022, 2021 and 2020 under the applicable annual cash incentive programs in place for those years. For Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, amounts shown for 2022 reflect the portion of each such NEO’s annual cash incentive award (equal to 50% of each such NEO’s annual cash incentive award, or $1,134,375 for 2022) that was paid in cash.
(2)Amounts shown in the “All Other Compensation” column for 2022 reflect medical insurance premiums paid by or reimbursed to each NEO by the Company for the direct or indirect benefit of the NEO that are not generally available to all other employees of the Company.
(3)Amounts shown in the “Stock Awards” column for 2022 include the full grant-date fair value of Service-Vesting LTIP Units and Performance-Vesting LTIP Units computed in accordance with ASC Topic 718, rather than the amounts paid to or realized by the NEO. We provide detailed information regarding the assumptions used to calculate the value of Service-Vesting LTIP Units and Performance-Vesting LTIP Units made to executive officers in Note 13 to our consolidated financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed February 13, 2023. There can be no assurance that awards will vest (and if awards do not vest, no value will be realized by the individual). The Performance-Vesting LTIP Units that are based on the Company’s absolute TSR and the Company’s TSR performance relative to a peer group are treated as market condition awards as defined under ASC Topic 718, and as a result, they did not have a maximum value on the grant date that differed from the grant date fair values presented in the table. Instead, the maximum value is factored into the calculation of the grant date fair value using a Monte-Carlo simulation pricing model. The Performance-Vesting LTIP Units based on the Company’s growth in Core FFO per diluted share are treated as performance condition awards as defined under ASC Topic 718, and the grant date fair value was measured based on the closing price of our common stock on the grant date ($53.94) and the achievement of FFO per-share performance at the target level (the most probable outcome as of the grant date), which was equal to $1,466,665 for Mr. Schwimmer, $1,466,665 for Mr. Frankel, $481,666 for Ms. Clark and $260,009 for Mr. Lanzer. The maximum value for the Performance-Vesting LTIP Units based on the Company’s growth in Core FFO per diluted share is equal to $4,399,994 for Mr. Schwimmer, $4,399,994 for Mr. Frankel, $1,444,999 for Ms. Clark and $780,026 for Mr. Lanzer, which is calculated by multiplying the closing price of our common stock on the grant date ($53.94) by the number of Core FFO Per-Share Base Units that would be earned upon the achievement of FFO per-share performance at the maximum level.
(4)Amounts shown in the “Stock Awards” column for 2022 include, for Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel, the grant date fair value of the portion of each such NEO’s annual cash incentive award (equal to 50% of each such NEO’s annual cash incentive award) that was settled in fully-vested LTIP Units, which was $1,134,375 for each of Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel. The grant date fair value of Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel’s fully-vested LTIP Units was computed in accordance with ASC Topic 718. In early 2023, at the same time that annual cash incentive awards were paid to our NEOs generally, Messrs. Schwimmer and Frankel were each granted 19,367 fully-vested LTIP Units.
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Grants Of Plan-Based Awards For 2022
The following table sets forth information regarding grants of plan-based awards made to our NEOs during 2022.
Estimated Future Payouts
Under Non-Equity
Incenti