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John G. Schreiber
John G. Schreiber
Chairman of the Board of Directors
John G. Schreiber Mr. Schreiber has served as a Director since 2013. Mr. Schreiber is the President of Centaur Capital Partners, Inc. and was formerly a Partner and was Co-Founder of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Schreiber oversaw all of Blackstone’s real estate investments from 1992 until December 2015. Previously, Mr. Schreiber served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JMB Urban Development Co. and Executive Vice President of JMB Realty Corp. Mr. Schreiber currently serves on the board of JMB Realty Corp., Hilton Worldwide Inc., and Invitation Homes. Mr Schreiber is also a Trustee of a number of mutual funds managed by T. Rowe Price Associates and is a Trustee of Loyola University. He is a past board member of General Growth Properties, Urban Shopping Centers, Inc., Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., The Rouse Company, AMLI Residential Properties Trust, Inc. and Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. Mr. Schreiber graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Michael Berman
Michael Berman
Director
Michael Berman Mr. Berman has served as a Director since 2013. Mr. Berman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Growth Properties, Inc. (“GGP”) and oversees its finance, accounting, capital markets, treasury, investor relations and corporate communications functions. He joined GGP in December 2011, and has over 25 years of combined experience in the real estate and financial industries. From December 2005 until he joined GGP, Mr. Berman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (“ELS”). From September 2003 until December 2005, Mr. Berman served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of ELS. During 2003, Mr. Berman was an associate professor at the New York University Real Estate Institute. From 1997 to 2002, he was a managing director in the investment banking department at Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Berman holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in New York. Mr. Berman is a member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Advisory Board and is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Sheryl M. Crosland
Sheryl M. Crosland
Director
Sheryl M. Crosland Ms. Crosland has served as a Director since 2016. Ms. Crosland most recently served as Managing Director and Retail Sector Head at JP Morgan Investment Management’s Global Real Assets Group from 1998 until 2014. She spent over 30 years with JP Morgan in various positions in real estate investment management and served on the Board of Directors of Donahue Schriber Realty Group and Edens Investment Trust. Ms. Crosland attained a B.S. from Furman University and a Master of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a certified public accountant.
Anthony W. Deering
Anthony W. Deering
Director
Anthony W. Deering Mr. Deering has served as a Director since 2013. Mr. Deering has served as Chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, a private investment firm, since November 2004. Prior thereto, Mr. Deering served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Rouse Company, a large publicly-traded national real estate company, from 1997 to November 2004. With The Rouse Company since 1972, Mr. Deering previously had served as Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Deering serves as Lead Independent Director on the Boards of the T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds, is a member of the Board of Directors of Under Armour, Inc., where he serves as a member of the Audit Committee, and is a member of the Deutsche Bank Americas Regional Client Advisory Board. Mr. Deering has served in the past as a director of Vornado Realty Trust and Mercantile Bank. He received a B.S. from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Thomas W. Dickson
Thomas W. Dickson
Director
Thomas W. Dickson Mr. Dickson has served as a Director since April 2015. Mr. Dickson most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Harris Teeter, a leading regional supermarket chain of more than 200 supermarkets, primarily in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, from February 1997 until Harris Teeter's sale to The Kroger Co. in January 2014, and also served as Chairman of the Board of Harris Teeter from March 2006 to January 2014. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dickson served as President of Harris Teeter from February 1997 through March 2012 and as Executive Vice President of Harris Teeter from February 1996 to February 1997. From February 1994 to February 1996, Mr. Dickson served as President of American & Efird, Inc. He currently serves as a Director of Conagra Brands, Inc. and of CST Brands, Inc. He served as Chairman of the Board of The Pantry, Inc. from April 2014 until its sale in March 2015. Mr. Dickson attained a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Daniel Hurwitz
Daniel Hurwitz
Director
Daniel Hurwitz Mr. Hurwitz served as a Director since 2016. Mr. Hurwitz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Raider Hill Advisors, LLC, a private real estate investment and retail advisory firm located in New York City. From February 2016 through May 2016, he also served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Brixmor Property Group. Prior to founding Raider Hill Advisors, LLC, Mr. Hurwitz spent five years as CEO of DDR Corp. where he led the execution of a strategic vision that resulted in the full transformation of key management positions, the complete upgrade of portfolio quality and its cash flow credit profile, the revival and stabilization of a distressed balance sheet, and establishment of market credibility from the investment community. Based on the results, Mr. Hurwitz was voted by sell-side analysts as the Best CEO in the REIT Sector in the 2013 Institutional Investor Magazine All-America Team. Mr. Hurwitz is a member of the Board of Directors of General Growth Properties, a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a former member of the ICSC Board of Trustees Executive Committee. He also previously served as a member of the NAREIT Executive Board of Governors, and Governance Committee in addition to the Board of Directors of DDR Corp., CubeSmart, Sonae Sierra Brasil, SA and Boscov's Department Store, Inc. Mr. Hurwitz is a graduate of Colgate University and currently serves as Chairman of the Colgate University Board of Trustees.
William D. Rahm
William D. Rahm
Presiding Independent Director
William D. Rahm Mr. Rahm has served as a Director since 2013. Mr. Rahm is a Senior Managing Director of Centerbridge Partners, L.P., which he joined at its inception in 2006. He currently leads the firm's real estate investment activities. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Mr. Rahm was a member of Blackstone’s real estate private equity group, where he completed investments in lodging businesses and real estate assets. Mr. Rahm graduated cum laude from Yale College. He received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School. Mr. Rahm serves on the Board of Directors of Extended Stay America, Inc. and as Chairman of the Board of Carefree Communities, Inc. and Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Gabrielle Sulzberger
Gabrielle Sulzberger
Director
Gabrielle Sulzberger Ms. Sulzberger has served as a Director since 2015. Ms. Sulzberger is a General Partner of Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, L.P. (“RC/Fontis”), a private equity fund, which she co-founded in 2005. During her tenure at RC/Fontis, from October 2011 to February 2013, she served as interim CEO of Johnson Products Company, a portfolio company of RC/Fontis that manufactures hair care products. Previously, from 2002 through 2005, Ms. Sulzberger was Chief Financial Officer of the Villanueva Companies, a private holding company with diverse investment interests. She serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Whole Foods Market, Inc., where she is on the nominating and corporate governance committee, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., where she also serves on the Audit, Compensation and Corporate Responsibility Committees. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of Stage Stores, Inc. and Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Ms. Sulzberger received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Princeton University.
James M. Taylor
James M. Taylor
Director
James M. Taylor Mr. Taylor has served as a Director since June 2016. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Brixmor Property Group since May 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. From 2012 until joining Brixmor, he was Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Federal Realty Investment Trust and a member of Federal Realty’s executive and investment committees. At Federal Realty, he was also responsible for sourcing and evaluating business development opportunities for its east coast portfolio, as well as for operational oversight of its southeast portfolio. From 1998 to 2012, Mr. Taylor was a Senior Managing Director and the head of real estate investment banking at Eastdil Secured / Wells Fargo, where he successfully completed over $100 billion of public debt and equity offerings, M&A transactions, asset and portfolio sales, private equity placements, mortgage financings and bank loans for his real estate clients. Prior to joining Eastdil Secured, Mr. Taylor practiced corporate and securities law at Hunton & Williams, with a focus on equity REITs, and also worked as a senior accountant for Price Waterhouse in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Taylor obtained a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia.