Names to Note

REIT magazine: November/December 2014

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCG) hired Aaron Halfacre as executive vice president and head of capital markets.

Cedar Realty Trust (NYSE: CDR) named Nancy Mozzachio its new COO, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Mozzachio will succeed Brenda Walker, who is retiring at the end of 2014.

CIM Commercial Trust Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCT) appointed Charles Garner II as CEO. Garner is a principal at CIM Group, the manager of CIM Commercial Trust.

DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) said CEO Daniel Hurwitz and the company’s board of directors have agreed not to renew his employment agreement, which expires at the end of 2015. DDR said it anticipates that Hurwitz will remain CEO through 2015 to facilitate a smooth leadership transition.

DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) promoted James Armstrong, formerly director of financial reporting, to chief accounting officer.

Bill Brewer joined EdR (NYSE:EDR) as executive vice president and CFO. Previously, he spent five years as EVP and CFO for Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

Global Income Trust, Inc. and CNL Growth Properties Inc. named Thomas Sittema as their new CEO and president, replacing Andrew Hyltin, who announced his resignation.

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) reported multiple executive promotions: Scott Brinker was appointed  EVP-chief investment officer;  Charles Herman, Jr., EVP-president, seniors housing and post-acute; Erin Ibele, EVP-head of human capital and corporate secretary;  Jeffrey Miller, EVP-COO; and  Jay Morgan, senior vice president-head of medical facilities group.

Terry Stevens, CFO at Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW), has retired. He is being succeeded by Mark Mulhern, who previously served as the CFO of Exco Resources.

Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: IRT) announced that Farrell Ender would serve as the firm’s president, while Scott Schaeffer would continue as chairman
and CEO.

The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. was honored as the first Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Corporate Hall of Fame inductee in recognition of its performance and leadership in the real estate industry.

Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) promoted Jason Bates to chief investment officer, replacing David O’Reilly. O’Reilly will remain with Parkway as CFO, the company said.

Realty Income Corp. (NYSE:O) appointed Sumit Roy to the additional role of COO. He will maintain his role as chief investment officer.

Kathryn Arnone, EVP, general counsel and company secretary at STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG), announced her decision to resign, effective Dec. 31, 2014. The company named Jeffrey Sullivan, currently a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, as her replacement.

Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE: SWAY) appointed John Farias chief accounting officer. Farias previously served as vice president, controller—financial reporting of SWAY Management LLC, the company’s external manager.

Summit Hotel Properties Inc. (NYSE: INN) named Greg Dowell CFO and treasurer. He was most recently COO of American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE: ACC). Dowell succeeds Paul Ruiz, who had been Summit’s interim CFO and will remain chief accounting officer.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO) named Beth Mlynarczyk vice president of policy and strategy. Mlynarczyk most recently served as a senior adviser to the counselor on housing finance policy at the U.S. Treasury Department.

Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) said Butch Knerr is joining the company as EVP and COO. Knerr most recently served as EVP of leasing and as a member of the leasing executive committee at Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG).

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE) announced that EVP and CFO Bill Camp will step down as CFO to pursue other opportunities.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) elected Melody C. Barnes, a vice provost of New York University and former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, to its board of directors. Ventas also named Robert F. Probst as its new executive vice president and CFO to replace the retiring Richard A. Schweinhart.

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