Directors

Directors

Board of Directors

John G. Schreiber
John G. Schreiber
Chairman of the Board of Directors - Independent
John G. Schreiber Mr. Schreiber has served as a Director since 2013. Mr. Schreiber is currently the President of Centaur Capital Partners, Inc. He was formerly a Partner and was Co-Founder of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, where he oversaw all of Blackstone’s real estate investments from 1992 until his retirement in 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. and Hilton Worldwide Inc. 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 Invitation Homes, General Growth Properties, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., 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 - Independent
Michael Berman Mr. Berman has served as a Director since 2013. Mr. Berman served as the Chief Financial Officer of General Growth Properties, Inc. (“GGP”) from 2011 to 2017, overseeing the company’s capital markets, finance, accounting and investor relations functions. He has over 25 years of combined experience in the real estate and financial industries. From September 2003 until he joined GGP, Mr. Berman served as Chief Financial Officer of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. 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 serves on the Board of Directors of Skyline Champion Corp., where he serves on the Governance and Nominating Committee and as Chairman of the Audit Committee, is a member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Advisory Board and is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Julie M. Bowerman
Julie M. Bowerman
Director – Independent
Julie M. Bowerman Ms. Bowerman has served as a Director since February 2019. Ms. Bowerman is currently the Chief Global Digital, Consumer and Customer Experience Officer of Kellogg Company, a food manufacturing company. Prior to joining Kellogg in 2019, Ms. Bowerman served as the Senior Vice President, Digital Engagement and eCommerce at The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. in 2017, she spent over 20 years at The Coca-Cola Company, serving in various roles, including, most recently as Global Vice President, eCommerce, Shopper Marketing and Digital from 2015 to 2017, and as the Vice President and General Manager, eCommerce, North America from 2013-2015. Ms. Bowerman attained a BA, Communications from the University of Dayton and a Masters in Advertising from Michigan State University.
Sheryl M. Crosland
Sheryl M. Crosland
Director - Independent
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.
Thomas W. Dickson
Thomas W. Dickson
Director - Independent
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 Dollar Tree, Inc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Conagra Brands, Inc., CST Brands, Inc. and 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 - Independent
Daniel Hurwitz Mr. Hurwitz has 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 served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Brixmor Property Group. Prior to founding Raider Hill Advisors, LLC, Mr. Hurwitz served as Chief Executive Officer of DDR Corp. (“DDR”), a NYSE listed real estate investment trust, from January 2010 until December 2014, and prior thereto since 1999 held numerous executive positions at DDR. Mr. Hurwitz is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a former member of the ICSC Board of Trustees Executive Committee. He previously served as a member of the NAREIT Executive Board of Governors and was on the Board of Directors of General Growth Properties, Inc., 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of Merit Hill Holdings REIT LLC and as Chairman of the Board of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. Mr. Rahm previously served on the Board of Directors of Extended Stay, Inc. and Carefree Communities, Inc.
Gabrielle E. Sulzberger
Gabrielle E. Sulzberger
Director - Independent
Gabrielle E. 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 on the Board of Directors of Cerevel Therapeutics and Mastercard Incorporated and previously served on the Board of Directors of Whole Foods Market, Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., 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. Mr. Taylor is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Board of Trustees, as well as the Nareit 2018 Advisory Board of Governors, and Chair of the Nareit Audit and Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Taylor obtained a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia.