The candidate has served as Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, Inc. since May of 2015. She previously was President and Chief Investment Officer. For 20 years, she has been a key player in the company’s growth and expansion to its current marketplace leadership, capitalized by blue chip investors and assets valued at $4 billion. The candidate has been responsible for EDENS’ strategy to move the portfolio to major urban centers and create a portfolio of assets that are the center of community life. She was named Chief Investment Officer in 1997, and in 2002 she was named President. Overall, she has been responsible for the development, redevelopment, acquisition and disposition of more than $8.5 billion in retail assets. Sustainability is another one of the candidate’s great passions, and she has implemented far-reaching green building practices and recommendations, both internally and externally, ensuring the company’s environmental impact is minimal. She also realizes the impact that the company’s grocer anchors and restaurant mix has on local food supplies, and she has worked diligently to offer fresh, locally-sourced nutritional options for the communities served by EDENS. The candidate holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina and a degree from South Carolina Honors College. She serves on the George Washington University School of Business – Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis Board of Advisors, the South Carolina Honors College Partnership Board. The candidate joined the Board of Directors of Extended Stay America Inc. (NYSE: STAY) in June of 2017.
EDENS, Inc. develops, owns, and operates community-oriented shopping places in primary markets in the East Coast. The company was formerly known as Edens & Avant, Inc. and changed its name to EDENS, Inc. in December 2011. EDENS, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is based in Columbia, South Carolina with regional headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Miami, Florida. It also has satellite offices in West Hartford, Connecticut; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Candidate ID: 87065