12/17/2020 | by
James Risoleo, CEO of Host Hotels & Resorts, Elected Chair
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 2—Nareit announced the election of its 2021 officers, the members of its executive board, and its advisory board of governors.
Nareit’s new chair is James F. Risoleo, president and CEO, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Risoleo takes over from Nareit’s 2020 chair, A. William Stein, CEO, Digital Realty.
“Serving the REIT industry as Nareit’s 2021 chair is an honor, and I am excited to build upon the accomplishments of my predecessors,” Risoleo said. “Our focus this year will be to reaffirm to investors, policymakers, and other key stakeholders that REITs remain the best way for Americans to invest in commercial real estate, that REITs across all sectors provide jobs in every corner of our country, and that REITs are significant contributors to the success of our economy since they house the real estate that will help fuel our nation’s recovery from the pandemic.”
Other Nareit officers for 2021 include:
• First Vice Chair Marguerite M. Nader, president and CEO, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.
• Second Vice Chair James B. Connor, chairman and CEO, Duke Realty Corporation
• Treasurer Lisa Palmer, president and CEO, Regency Centers Corporation
All Nareit officers also are members of the Nareit 2021 Executive Board.
Also serving on Nareit’s 2021 Executive Board are:
• Peter E. Baccile, president and CEO, First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
• Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., chairman, president, and CEO, Park Hotels & Resorts
• Thomas A. Bartlett, president and CEO, American Tower Corporation
• Bruce W. Duncan, president and CEO, CyrusOne, Inc.
• Tamara D. Fischer, president and CEO, National Storage Affiliates
• Susan L. Givens, president and CEO, New Senior Investment Group
• Thomas M. Herzog, CEO, Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
• W. Matthew Kelly, CEO, JBG SMITH
• 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, president and CEO, Brixmor Property Group, Inc.
• Owen D. Thomas, CEO, Boston Properties, Inc.
Nareit also announced the members of its 2021 advisory board of governors, who are selected by the executive board.
Nareit’s 2021 Advisory Board of Governors 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.
• Fred W. Boehler, president and CEO, Americold Realty Trust
• H. Eric Bolton, Jr., chairman and CEO, MAA
• Byron L. Boston, president, 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.
• Victor J. Coleman, chairman and CEO, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
• Louis G. Conforti, president and CEO, Washington Prime Group
• M. Colin Connolly, president and CEO, Cousins Properties
• Mark O. Decker, Jr., president and CEO, Investors Real Estate Trust
• Conor C. Flynn, CEO, Kimco Realty Corporation
• Jason E. Fox, CEO, W. P. Carey Inc.
• Jennifer F. Francis, president and COO, Diversified Healthcare Trust
• Greta Guggenheim, CEO, TPG Real Estate Finance Trust, Inc.
• Kenneth A. Gunderman, president and CEO, Uniti Group Inc.
• Leslie D. Hale, president and CEO, RLJ Lodging Trust
• 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, managing director and global CEO, LaSalle Investment Management Securities
• John B. Kilroy, Jr., chairman, president, and CEO, Kilroy Realty Corporation
• Brian W. Kingston, CEO, Brookfield Property Partners
• 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
• 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.
• Diane M. Morefield, executive vice president, CyrusOne Inc.
• Jennifer W. Murphy, president and CEO, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation
• David L. Nunes, president and CEO, Rayonier Inc.
• Thomas E. O’Hern, CEO, Macerich
• Jeffrey S. Olson, chairman and CEO, Urban Edge Properties
• Mark J. Parrell, president and CEO, Equity Residential
• C. Taylor Pickett, president and CEO, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
• Edward B. Pitoniak, CEO, VICI Properties, Inc.
• Sherry L. Rexroad, managing director--Global REITs, BlackRock
• Joseph D. Russell, Jr., president and CEO, Public Storage
• Sherri W. Schugart, president and CEO, Hines Global Income Trust, Inc.
• David J. Schulte, chairman, president, and CEO, CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust
• 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
• Amy L. Tait, founder and chairman, Broadstone Net Lease, Inc.
• Dallas B. Tanner, president and CEO, Invitation Homes
• Christopher H. Volk, president and CEO, STORE Capital Corporation
• 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.
Serving on Nareit’s 2021 Audit and Investment Committee are:
• Chair Mark J. Parrell, president and CEO, Equity Residential
• Connor C. Flynn, CEO, Kimco Realty Corporation
• Lisa Palmer, president and CEO, Regency Centers Corporation (serving in an ex-officio capacity as Nareit’s 2021 treasurer)
Best Financial Practices Council and Accounting Committee Co-Chairs:
• Matthew DiLiberto, CFO, SL Green Realty Corporation
• Robert Meyer, Jr., SVP-finance and corporate controller, American Tower Corporation
• Lori Palazzolo, chief accounting officer, Prologis, Inc.
Corporate Governance Council Chair:
• Troy E. McHenry, EVP, chief legal officer, and general counsel, Healthpeak Properties
Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
• Mary Hogan-Preusse, founder and principal, Sturgis Partners LLC
• Diane Morefield, executive vice president, CyrusOne Inc.
• Sherry L. Rexroad, managing director - Global REITs, BlackRock
Government Relations Committee Co-Chairs:
• Puneet Sharma, global director, tax, W.P. Carey
• Scott Winer, SVP-tax, Park Hotels & Resorts
• Brian K. Wood, SVP and chief tax officer, Ventas, Inc.
Insurance Committee Chair:
• Janet Kerr, V.P. risk management, Boston Properties, Inc.
mREIT Council Executive Committee Co-Chairs:
• Byron L. Boston, president, CEO, and co-CIO, Dynex Capital Inc.
• Phil Reinsch, president and CEO, Capstead Mortgage Corporation
Multinational U.S. REIT Council Co-Chairs:
• Andrew Power, CFO, Digital Realty
• Rodney M. Smith, EVP, CFO, and treasurer, American Tower Corporation
Public Non-Listed REIT Council Executive Committee Chair:
• C. Allan Swaringen, president and CEO, JLL Income Property Trust
Real Estate Investment Advisory Council Chair:
• James B. Connor, chairman and CEO, Duke Realty Corporation
Real Estate Sustainability Council Chair and Vice Chair:
• Ben Myers, VP-sustainability, Boston Properties, Inc.
• Kelly Meissner, director-sustainability, Ventas, Inc.
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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