For over thirty years, Doug Abbey has been actively involved in commercial and residential real estate investment and development. He is co-founder of AMB Property Corporation, one of the largest public industrial REITs, and he is leader in a number of nonprofit organizations related to affordable housing and land use issues. Nancy Abbey is a mother and volunteer. She serves on the board of the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco and is actively involved in the Women's Leadership Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Abbeys have chosen First Republic for banking and trust services.