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Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE: ALEX) appointed Lance Parker, the company's COO, to the additional position of president. Parker has been the company’s COO since November 2021. He joined Alexander & Baldwin in 2004.

Kennedy Hicks
Kennedy Hicks

Kennedy Hicks was promoted to chief investment officer at Cousins Properties (NYSE: CUZ). Since joining Cousins in 2018, Hicks has been a key member of the company's leadership team. In 2020, she was promoted to EVP—investments, and also named managing director of the Atlanta market.

Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) appointed President and CFO Andrew Power as CEO, replacing Bill Stein. Power served as president since November 2021 and as CFO since 2015. Matt Mercier was named as Power’s replacement as CFO. Mercier joined Digital Realty in 2006, most recently serving as SVP, global finance and accounting.

Christina Chiu, EVP and CFO at Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has also been named the company's COO. Chiu joined the company in 2020 after an 18-year career at Morgan Stanley.

Christina Chiu
Christina Chiu

Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) promoted James Brat to COO. Brat joined Four Corners at its inception in November 2015 as general counsel and was promoted to chief transaction officer in January 2020.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: HST) named Mari Sifo as EVP and chief human resources officer, succeeding Joanne Hamilton, who previously announced her retirement. Sifo has more than 20 years of strategic human resources and business leadership experience at both private and public companies.

Mary Hager, executive director at global real estate investment management firm Greystar, was named to the board of directors at Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM).

Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O) appointed Gregory Whyte as EVP, COO. He has previously served as a senior advisor in the real estate leisure and lodging investment banking group at UBS Securities.

Mark McHugh has been appointed president at Rayonier (NYSE: RYN), in addition to his current duties as CFO. McHugh joined the company in 2014 and most recently served as SVP and CFO.

J. Justin Hutchens
J. Justin Hutchens

J. Justin Hutchens, EVP, senior housing at Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), has been appointed to the additional role of chief investment officer.

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) recently announced a number of appointments:
Nikhil Chaudhri was appointed EVP, chief investment officer and a member of the investment committee, after previously serving as SVP and co-head of U.S. investments. Ayesha Menon was appointed EVP, wellness housing and development, after driving the company's wellness housing growth initiatives for the past four years as SVP. Swagat Banerjee was promoted to chief data officer after previously serving as SVP, data and insights. Russ Simon was promoted to SVP, co-head of U.S. investments and named to the investment committee. He joined Welltower 12 years ago. Andrew Cohen was named as co-head of U.S. investments. Cohen joined Welltower five years ago. Sharon Makowsky, who joined the company in 2018, was promoted to deputy general counsel.