REIT Industry Names to Note

REIT magazine: July/August 2015

American Realty Capital Trust V Inc. named Donald MacKinnon as CEO and president, and named Donald Ramon CFO, secretary and treasurer.

TAICLET American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT) Chairman and CEO Jim Taiclet has been named to Forbes Magazine’s 2015 Global 2000 CEO Hall of Fame.

Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT) promoted Dennis Craven from CFO to executive vice president and COO. The company also announced that Jeremy Wegner is joining the firm as senior vice president and CFO. Prior to joining Chatham, Wegner served as vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

CNL Healthcare Properties named Kevin Maddron CFO, treasurer and COO. He will continue to serve as senior managing director of asset management for CNL Financial Group.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) named Andrew Power CFO and Jarrett Appleby COO. Power previously served as managing director of the real estate, gaming and lodging group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Appleby previously served as COO at CoreSite Realty Corp. and chief marketing officer at Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX).

Meghan Baivier was named executive vice president and COO at Easterly Government Properties Inc. (NYSE: DEA). Baivier previously held the position of vice president of Citigroup’s real estate and lodging investment banking group.

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) said Michael Dance, the company’s CFO, will retire in September. He will continue in an advisory capacity until January 2016. Dance has been Essex’s CFO for the past 10 years. RUDIN

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (NYSE: CLI) appointed Mitchell Rudin as CEO and Michael DeMarco as president and COO. Most recently, Rudin served as the president and CEO of U.S. Commercial Operations at Brookfield Office Properties. DeMarco has served as a senior managing director at Lehman Brothers, a managing director at Fortress Investment Group, and an executive vice president at Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO).

New York REIT, Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) announced Greg Sullivan, CFO and COO, resigned to pursue other interests.

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT) named John Hendrickson COO. Hendrickson spent the last 16 years with Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), most recently as regional COO of the company’s northeast region and head of its East Coast mixed-use division.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) announced that Angela Aman left her position as the company’s executive vice president, CFO and treasurer.

Rouse Properties Inc. (NYSE: RSE) tapped Brian Harper to serve as the company’s new COO. Harper succeeds Ben Schall. Harper most recently served as the company’s executive vice president of leasing and acquisitions.

United Realty Trust, Inc. selected Brian Buehler to serve as president of the company and its adviser, United Realty Advisors LP. Buehler previously served as executive vice president and president of distribution for United Realty Advisors. He succeeds Richard Vitale.

Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) appointed Herbert Eilberg as the company’s chief investment officer. Eilberg previously served as senior vice president of acquisitions at Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR).

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