NAREIT has honored Mary Hogan-Preusse, managing director and co-head of Americas real estate at APG Asset Management US Inc., and Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) President and CEO Donald Wood for their contributions to the REIT industry. NAREIT presented the awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 17 during REITWorld 2015: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT.
Wood received the Edward H. Linde Industry Leadership Award, named in recognition of Ed Linde, the late CEO of Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP). The NAREIT Industry Leadership Award is presented annually to a REIT executive who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the growth and betterment of the industry. Wood served as NAREIT’s Chair in 2012, on NAREIT’s Executive Board and as 2011 Chair of NAREIT’s Real Estate Investment Advisory Council.
“As NAREIT’s Chair, Don led our efforts to take the REIT story to policymakers on Capitol Hill,” said Edward Fritsch, president and CEO of Highwoods Properties (NYSE: HIW) and NAREIT’s 2016 Chair, who presented the award. “In addition to actively working to advance our legislative agenda, he has provided leadership and support for NAREIT’s Investor Outreach and Communications programs.”
NAREIT gave the E. Lawrence Miller Industry Achievement Award, named in honor of past NAREIT Chair E. Lawrence Miller, the former CEO of Bradley Real Estate Trust, to Hogan-Preusse.
“Mary was an early and active advocate for REITs at APG, which manages pension assets for about 4.5 million Dutch citizens – one in every five families in the Netherlands,” said David Neithercut, president and CEO of Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) and NAREIT’s 2015 Chair, who presented the award. “With the support of Mary and others, APG became one of the first major institutions that saw the value of balancing its real estate allocation relatively equally between REITs and private real estate.”