Names to Note: September/October 2020

REIT magazine: September/October 2020

Agree Realty Corp. (NYSE: ADC) appointed Craig Erlich as chief investment officer and named Mike Hollman to its board of directors. Erlich previously served on Agree’s board of directors as lead independent director.

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSEMKT: ALEX) announced that current chairman Stan Kuriyama, who previously served as CEO from 2010-2015, will retire from the board of directors, effective Sept. 30. Eric Yeaman, who has served as an independent director since 2012, has been named his successor as chairman. The company has also appointed John Leong as an independent director.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) said Jennifer Banks, co-COO, general counsel, and corporate secretary, resigned. Banks had been with the company in various legal positions since 2002. The company also elected Jackie Clem as general counsel and secretary. Clem served as SVP-real estate legal affairs and assistant secretary since 2015 and has been with the company since 2006. Meanwhile, Joseph Hakman was named as co-COO and chief strategic transactions officer. Hakman has served as chief strategic transactions officer since June 2019.

Ric Campo, chairman and CEO of Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT) was honored as one of Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs of 2020.

EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE: EGP) named Katherine Sandstrom to its board of directors. As an independent director, she will serve as a member of the audit committee. Sandstrom formerly served as senior managing director and global head of Heitman LLC’s Public Real Estate Securities business.

EastGroup also appointed Staci Tyler its SVP and chief accounting officer upon the retirement of Bruce Corkern, who had served in that capacity since 2000. Since joining EastGroup in 2007, Tyler has served in several roles at the company, most recently as VP and controller.

Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EPRT) announced the appointment of Mark Patten as an EVP, CFO, and treasurer. Patten has been an SVP and the CFO of CTO Realty Growth, Inc., previously known as Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co., and also an SVP and the CFO and treasurer of Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc.

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLPI) said Steven Snyder stepped down as SVP and CFO.

Gerald Hines, founder and chairman of the international real estate firm Hines passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 23 at the age of 95. Hines founded his namesake firm in Houston in 1957 and today it is active in 225 cities in 25 countries.

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (NYSE: CLI) appointed board chair MaryAnne Gilmartin as interim CEO. Gilmartin succeeds Michael DeMarco. The board has formed a committee to oversee the search for a permanent CEO.

In addition, the board named Tammy Jones as lead independent director. Jones has over 25 years of real estate experience and has dedicated her professional career to the advancement of ethnic and gender diversity in leadership positions in the real estate sector.

PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE: PSB) announced that Maria Hawthorne retired as president and CEO on Sept. 1. Hawthorne has been on medical leave of absence due to health issues unrelated to COVID-19 since April 20. She will continue to serve on the board of directors. Hawthorne served as CEO and president since July 2016 and August 2015, respectively. John Petersen, interim president and CEO and COO, is continuing in his role as interim president and CEO.

Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) appointed Natalia Johnson, the current chief human resources officer, as the company’s chief administrative officer. In her expanded role, Johnson will be responsible for overseeing human resources, information technology, and safety and security.