11/01/2023 | by

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( Nov. 1, 2023) – Nareit announced the election of its 2024 officers, the members of its executive board, and its advisory board of governors.

Nareit’s new chair is W. Matthew Kelly, CEO of JBG SMITH. Kelly takes over today from Nareit’s 2023 chair, Lisa Palmer, president and CEO of Regency Centers Corporation.

“We are happy to share that Matt will serve as Nareit’s 2024 chair,” said Nareit President and CEO Steven A. Wechsler. “His expertise and dedication to our industry makes him the ideal person to lead the executive board, and drive our communications with investors, policymakers, and other key stakeholders about the benefits of REITs. Lisa Palmer accomplished critical work in this and other areas, and we are grateful to her and are looking forward to her continued involvement with Nareit.”

Other Nareit officers for 2024 include:

  • First Vice Chair: Conor C. Flynn, CEO, Kimco Realty Corporation
  • Second Vice Chair: Sumit Roy, president and CEO, Realty Income Corporation
  • Treasurer: Mark J. Parrell, president and CEO, Equity Residential

All Nareit officers also are members of Nareit’s 2024 executive board, which is Nareit's governing body.

Also serving on Nareit’s 2024 Executive Board are:

  • Peter E. Baccile, president and CEO, First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Thomas A. Bartlett, president and CEO, American Tower Corporation
  • H. Eric Bolton, Jr., chairman and CEO, MAA
  • Scott M. Brinker, president and CEO, Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
  • Tamara D. Fischer, executive chair, board of trustees, National Storage Affiliates
  • Leslie D. Hale, president and CEO, RLJ Lodging Trust
  • Theodore J. Klinck, president and CEO, Highwood Properties, Inc.
  • Marguerite M. Nader, president and CEO, Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc.
  • Lisa Palmer, president and CEO, Regency Centers Corporation
  • Edward B. Pitoniak, CEO, VICI Properties, Inc.
  • Joseph D. Russell, Jr., president and CEO, Public Storage
  • Benjamin W. Schall, president and CEO, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
  • James M. Taylor, Jr., CEO, Brixmor Property Group Inc.

Nareit also announced the members of its 2024 Advisory Board of Governors.

Nareit’s 2024 Advisory Board of Governors includes:

  • Edward K. Aldag, Jr., chairman, president and CEO, Medical Properties Trust Inc.
  • Jon E. Bortz, chairman and CEO, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
  • Byron L. Boston, CEO and co-CIO, Dynex Capital, Inc.
  • Jay A. Brown, president and CEO, Crown Castle Inc.
  • Stephen E. Budorick, president and CEO, COPT Defense Properties
  • Richard J. Campo, chairman and CEO, Camden Property Trust
  • George F. Chappelle, Jr., CEO, Americold Realty Trust
  • Frank Cohen, 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
  • Yael Duffy, president and COO, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust
  • Laurel B. Durkay, head, global listed real assets, Morgan Stanley
  • Jeffrey S. Edison, chairman and CEO, Phillips Edison & Co.
  • Mary Fedewa, president and CEO, STORE Capital Corporation
  • Mark Fioravanti, president and CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
  • Jason E. Fox, CEO, W. P. Carey Inc.
  • Jennifer F. Francis, president and CEO, Diversified Healthcare Trust
  • 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, solutions, LaSalle Investment Management
  • Katharine A. Keenan, president and CEO, Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.
  • John A. Kite, chairman and CEO, Kite Realty Group Trust
  • Angela L. Kleiman, president and CEO, Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • Kristin L. Kuney, managing director, global co-head, liquid real assets, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Daniel S. Letter, president, Prologis, Inc.
  • Marshall A. Loeb, president and CEO, EastGroup Properties, Inc.
  • David R. Lukes, president and CEO, SITE Centers Corp.
  • Joseph D. Margolis, CEO, Extra Space Storage, Inc.
  • Christopher P. Marr, president and CEO, CubeSmart
  • John P. McCarthy, Jr., vice chairman, Starwood Real Estate Income Trust
  • Paul T. McDermott, chairman, president, and CEO, Elme Communities
  • Sheila K. McGrath, principal, Grayton Advisory
  • Todd J. Meredith, president and CEO, Healthcare Realty Trust
  • Charles J. Meyers, president and CEO, Equinix, Inc.
  • Shankh Mitra, CEO, Welltower Inc.
  • Peter M. Moglia, CEO and CIO, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
  • David L. Nunes, CEO, Rayonier Inc.
  • Thomas E. O’Hern, CEO, Macerich
  • Anne M. Olson, president and CEO, Centerspace
  • Jeffrey S. Olson, chairman and CEO, Urban Edge Properties
  • C. Taylor Pickett, CEO, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
  • Andrew P. Power, president and CEO, Digital Realty
  • David J. Schulte, chairman and CEO, CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.
  • Gregory K. Silvers, chairman and CEO, EPR Properties
  • Wendy L. Simpson, chairman and CEO, LTC Properties, Inc.
  • David P. Singelyn, CEO, AMH
  • Devin W. Stockfish, president and CEO, Weyerhaeuser
  • Gerard H. Sweeney, president and CEO, Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Gina Szymanski, managing director and lead portfolio manager, North America REITs, AEW Capital Management
  • Dallas B. Tanner, CEO, Invitation Homes
  • Owen D. Thomas, chairman and CEO, BXP
  • Thomas W. Toomey, chairman and CEO, UDR, Inc.
  • Diane L. Wade, head of sustainability, listed securities, CBRE Investment Management
  • Sarah J. Wade, managing director and portfolio manager, Nuveen Asset Management
  • Stephen J. Yalof, president and CEO, Tanger Outlets

In addition, Nareit engages its members through numerous committees, sub-committees, and councils. The 2024 leaders of these groups are:

Audit and Investment Committee

  • Chair: Marshall A. Loeb, president and CEO, EastGroup Properties, Inc.
  • Mary Fedewa, president and CEO, STORE Capital Corporation
  • Mark J. Parrell, president and CEO, Equity Residential

Best Financial Practices Council and Accounting Committee

  • Co-Chair: John Gottfried, EVP and CFO, Acadia Realty Trust
  • Co-Chair: Angela Valdes, CAO, JBG SMITH
  • Co-Chair: Michael R. Walsh, SVP and CAO, BXP

CFO Council

  • Chair: Michael E. LaBelle, treasurer, EVP, and CFO, BXP
  • Vice Chair: Michael J. Mas, EVP and CFO, Regency Centers Corporation

Communications Council

  • Co-Chair: Phillip Hayes, VP, marketing, Farmland Partners Inc.
  • Co-Chair: Melissa McNamara, VP, head of corporate communications, Cousins Properties
  • Vice Chair: Leann M. Mester, director, corporate marketing and communications, Physicians Realty Trust

Corporate Governance Council

  • Chair: Samantha Sacks Gallagher, secretary, general counsel, and EVP, VICI Properties, Inc.
  • First Vice Chair: Eric G. Kevorkian, secretary, SVP, and chief legal officer, BXP
  • Second Vice Chair: Taryn Fielder, secretary and general counsel, Veris Residential, Inc.

Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI) CEO Council

  • Co-Chair: Thomas J. Baltimore, chairman, president, and CEO, Park Hotels & Resorts
  • Co-Chair: Thomas A. Bartlett, president and CEO, American Tower Corporation
  • Co-Chair: Debra A. Cafaro, chairman and CEO, Ventas, Inc.

Insurance Committee

  • Chair: Janet Kerr, VP, risk management, BXP

mREIT Council

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

Public Non-Listed REIT Council

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

Real Estate Sustainability Council

  • Chair: Carol B. Samaan, VP, corporate and ESG counsel, corporate secretary, Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Aaron Binkley, VP, sustainability, Digital Realty

Social Responsibility Council

  • Co-Chair: Lisa A. Alonso, EVP and CHRO, Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
  • Co-Chair: Leah Landro, EVP and CHRO, Kimco Realty Corporation

Tax Committee

  • Co-Chair: William P. DeKlerk, VP, tax, Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • Co-Chair: Puneet Sharma, global director, tax, W. P. Carey Inc.
  • Co-Chair: Maura L. Wheet, VP, tax, BXP

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