11/01/2021 | by

Marguerite Nader, President & CEO of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Elected Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 1, 2021 —Nareit announced the election of its 2022 officers, the members of its executive board, and its advisory board of governors.

Nareit’s new chair is Marguerite M. Nader, president and CEO, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. Nader takes over from Nareit’s 2021 chair, James F. Risoleo, president and CEO, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

“We are honored that Marguerite Nader will serve as Nareit’s 2022 chair,” said Steven A. Wechsler, Nareit’s president and CEO. “In the coming year, our continued focus will be to communicate with investors, policymakers, and other key stakeholders about the meaningful diversification REITs can offer investors as well as the positive contributions REITs make to our communities. Marguerite succeeds Jim Risoleo, Nareit's 2021 chair, who provided important leadership in these areas. We are grateful for his service."

Other Nareit officers for 2022 include:

  • First Vice Chair James B. Connor, chairman and CEO, Duke Realty Corporation
  • Second Vice Chair Lisa Palmer, president and CEO, Regency Centers Corporation
  • Treasurer W. Matthew Kelly, CEO, JBG SMITH

All Nareit officers also are members of Nareit’s 2022 Executive Board.

Also serving on Nareit’s 2022 Executive Board are:

  • Peter E. Baccile, president and CEO, First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Thomas A. Bartlett, president and CEO, American Tower Corporation
  • Tamara D. Fischer, president and CEO, National Storage Affiliates
  • Connor C. Flynn, CEO, Kimco Realty Corporation
  • Leslie D. Hale, president and CEO, RLJ Lodging Trust
  • Thomas M. Herzog, CEO, Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
  • Mark J. Parrell, president and CEO, Equity Residential
  • James F. Risoleo, president and CEO, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
  • Sumit Roy, president and CEO, Realty Income Corporation
  • Michael J. Schall, president and CEO, Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • A. William Stein, CEO, Digital Realty
  • James M. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO, Brixmor Property Group Inc.
  • Owen D. Thomas, CEO and director, Boston Properties, Inc.

Nareit also announced the members of its 2022 advisory board of governors, who are selected by the executive board.

Nareit’s 2022 Advisory Board of Governors members are:

  • Edward K. Aldag, Jr., chairman, president, and CEO, Medical Properties Trust Inc.
  • William C. Bayless, Jr., CEO, American Campus Communities, Inc.
  • Christopher J. Benjamin, president and CEO, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
  • H. Eric Bolton, Jr., chairman and CEO, MAA
  • Byron L. Boston, CEO and co-CIO, Dynex Capital, Inc.
  • Jay A. Brown, president and CEO, Crown Castle International Corp.
  • Stephen E. Budorick, president and CEO, Corporate Office Properties Trust
  • Frank Cohen, senior managing director, Blackstone, and chairman and CEO, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.
  • Lisa R. Cohn, president and general counsel, Apartment Income REIT Corp.
  • Victor J. Coleman, chairman and CEO, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
  • M. Colin Connolly, president and CEO, Cousins Properties
  • Mark O. Decker, Jr., president and CEO, Centerspace
  • Mary Fedewa, president and CEO, STORE Capital Corporation
  • Jason E. Fox, CEO, W. P. Carey Inc.
  • Jennifer F. Francis, president and CEO, Diversified Healthcare Trust
  • Marc C. Ganzi, president & CEO, DigitalBridge
  • Kenneth A. Gunderman, president and CEO, Uniti Group Inc.
  • David A. Helfand, president and CEO, Equity Commonwealth
  • Mary Hogan-Preusse, founder and principal, Sturgis Partners LLC
  • Jackson Hsieh, president and CEO, Spirit Realty Capital
  • Lisa L. Kaufman, global head of securities, LaSalle Investment Management
  • Katharine A. Keenan, CEO, Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.
  • John B. Kilroy, Jr., chairman and CEO, Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Brian W. Kingston, CEO real estate, Brookfield Asset Management
  • John A. Kite, chairman and CEO, Kite Realty Group Trust
  • Theodore J. Klinck, president and CEO, Highwoods Properties, Inc.
  • Michael P. Landy, president and CEO, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation
  • David R. Lukes, president and CEO, SITE Centers Corp.
  • Joseph D. Margolis, CEO, Extra Space Storage, Inc.
  • Christopher P. Marr, president and CEO, CubeSmart
  • Anne Segrest McCulloch, president and CEO, Housing Partnership Equity Trust
  • Paul T. McDermott, president and CEO, WashREIT
  • Sheila K. McGrath, senior managing director, Evercore ISI
  • William L. Meaney, president and CEO, Iron Mountain
  • Charles J. Meyers, president and CEO, Equinix, Inc.
  • Shankh Mitra, CEO and CIO, Welltower Inc.
  • Diane M. Morefield, board member, UDR, Inc.
  • David L. Nunes, president and CEO, Rayonier Inc.
  • Thomas E. O’Hern, CEO, Macerich
  • Jeffrey S. Olson, chairman and CEO, Urban Edge Properties
  • C. Taylor Pickett, president and CEO, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
  • Edward B. Pitoniak, CEO, VICI Properties, Inc.
  • Joseph D. Russell, Jr., president and CEO, Public Storage
  • Benjamin W. Schall, president, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
  • David J. Schulte, chairman, president, and CEO, CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust
  • Gregory K. Silvers, president and CEO, EPR Properties
  • Wendy L. Simpson, chairman and CEO, LTC Properties, Inc.
  • Devin W. Stockfish, president and CEO, Weyerhaeuser
  • Jeffrey A. Stoops, president and CEO, SBA Communications Corporation
  • Gerard H. Sweeney, president and CEO, Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Dallas B. Tanner, president and CEO, Invitation Homes
  • Diane L. Wade, principal, CBRE Clarion Securities
  • Sarah J. Wade, managing director and co-portfolio manager, Nuveen Asset Management
  • Julian E. Whitehurst, president and CEO, National Retail Properties, Inc. 
  • Bonnie Wongtrakool, CEO and director, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation

In addition, Nareit engages its members through a number of committees, sub-committees, and councils.

Nareit’s 2022 Audit and Investment Committee are:

  • Chair Edward B. Pitoniak, CEO, VICI Properties, Inc.
  • Mary Fedewa, president and CEO, STORE Capital Corporation
  • W. Matthew Kelly, CEO, JBG SMITH (Ex-Officio, Nareit 2022 Treasurer)

Best Financial Practices Council and Accounting Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Matthew DiLiberto, CFO, SL Green Realty Corporation
  • Lori Palazzolo, managing director and chief accounting officer, Prologis, Inc.
  • Mike Walsh, SVP and chief accounting officer, Boston Properties, Inc.

Communications Council Co-Chairs:

  • Melissa McNamara, VP, head of corporate communications, Cousins Properties
  • Karen Noonan, director, internal communications and engagement, CubeSmart

Corporate Governance Council Chair and Vice Chairs:

  • Chair Kay L. Tidwell, EVP, general counsel, and chief risk officer, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
  • Vice Chair Scott. J Fenster, EVP and general counsel, Equity Residential
  • Vice Chair Samantha Sacks Gallagher, EVP and general counsel, VICI Properties, Inc.

Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI) CEO Council Co-Chairs:

  • Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., chairman, president, and CEO, Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
  • Debra A. Cafaro, chairman and CEO, Ventas, Inc.
  • A. William Stein, CEO, Digital Realty

Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Mary Hogan-Preusse, founder and principal, Sturgis Partners LLC
  • Diane M. Morefield, board member, UDR, Inc.
  • Sherry L. Rexroad, CFO, STORE Capital Corporation

Government Relations Committee Co-Chairs :

  • William P. DeKlerk, VP, tax, Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • Puneet Sharma, global director-tax, W.P. Carey Inc.
  • Scott Winer, SVP-tax, Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Insurance Committee Chair :

  • Janet Kerr, VP, risk management, Boston Properties, Inc.

mREIT Council Executive Committee Chair :

  • Byron L. Boston, president, CEO, and co-CIO, Dynex Capital Inc.

Multinational U.S. REIT Council Chair and Vice Chair :

  • Chair Rodney Smith, EVP, CFO and Treasurer, American Tower
  • Vice Chair Marc J. Smernoff, EVP and CFO, Americold Realty Trust

Public Non-Listed REIT Council Executive Committee Chair :

  • C. Allan Swaringen, president and CEO, JLL Income Property Trust  

Real Estate Investment Advisory Council Chair:

  • Lisa Palmer, president and CEO, Regency Centers Corporation

Real Estate Sustainability Council Chair and Vice Chair:

  • Kelly Meissner, director-sustainability, Ventas, Inc.
  • Michael Chang, VP, energy and sustainability, Host Hotels & Resorts

Social Responsibility Council Co-Chairs:

  • Colleen McKeown, chief human resources officer, Prologis, Inc.
  • Carolyn Carter Singh, EVP and chief talent officer, Brixmor Property Group Inc.

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