The candidate is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCE). He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to this the candidate most recently served as Forest City’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with companywide responsibility for all real estate operations. He was also responsible for fostering Forest City’s strategic growth initiatives. He joined Forest City in 1986 as a Financial Analyst and advanced through a series of positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s Commercial Group, including financial manager of the Tower City Center mixed-use property in Cleveland, Vice President and later Executive Vice President of Real Estate Operations, and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Commercial Group. Prior to joining Forest City, he was an Internal Auditor and Financial Analyst with The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW). The candidate served on the Board of Directors for CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), a public storage company, from 2004 to 2013. He also served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers in 2013 and 2014. The candidate received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Accounting from Wittenberg University.
Forest City Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: FCE) focuses on commercial and residential real estate development in metropolitan areas across the US. Forest City, which has more than $10.7 billion in assets, owns and develops commercial properties, including 44 retail centers and shopping malls, 47 office buildings, two hotels, and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 15 states. The company’s residential group owns and manages 115 upscale and middle-market apartments, condominiums, and senior housing properties, as well as more than 14,000 military housing units in over 20 states. Forest City converted into a real estate investment trust (REIT) in early 2015. Market Cap: $5.3 billion.
Candidate ID: 100733