Background: Mr. Kite has served as Chairman of the Board since December 2008, as a trustee since our formation in March 2004, and as our Chief Executive Officer since our initial public offering (“IPO”) in August 2004. He also served as our President from our IPO until December 2008. From 1997 to our IPO in 2004, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of our predecessor and other affiliated companies (the “Kite Companies”). Mr. Kite is responsible for the Company’s strategic planning, operations, acquisitions and capital markets activities. Mr. Kite began his career in 1987 at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, and he holds a B.A. in Economics from DePauw University.
Qualifications: Mr. Kite’s long tenure as our Company’s leader provides us with stability and continuity. In particular, Mr. Kite has in-depth, long-standing knowledge of our assets, operations, markets and employees. Mr. Kite continues to provide our Board and management team with invaluable experience in managing and operating our real estate company.
Background: Mr. Bindley has served as our Lead Independent Trustee since our IPO in August 2004. He has served as Chairman of Bindley Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 2001. Mr. Bindley is also a Founder and Current Chairman of Guardian Pharmacy Services, a privately held provider of specialty pharmacy services to long-term care communities and the largest privately held long-term care pharmacy in the United States. Mr. Bindley also founded Priority Healthcare Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed national provider of biopharmaceuticals and complex therapies for chronic disease states. He served as Chairman of Priority Healthcare from 1995 to 2002, Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1997 and President from May 1996 to July 1996. Mr. Bindley was the Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bindley Western Industries, Inc., a national pharmaceutical distributor and nuclear pharmacy operator that was a NYSE Fortune 200 company at the time of its merger into Cardinal Health, Inc. in February 2001. He previously served on the boards of Cardinal Health, Inc., Key Bank, NA, Bindley Western Industries, Inc., Priority Healthcare Corporation, and Shoe Carnival, Inc. He is the past Vice Chairman of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Purdue University. Mr. Bindley received both a B.S. in Industrial Economics and a Doctor of Management (H.C.) from Purdue University. Mr. Bindley also completed the Wholesale Management Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
Qualifications: Mr. Bindley, through his extensive experience in leading healthcare focused companies, brings our Board valuable insight into the operations of businesses outside of the real estate sector. Further, Mr. Bindley brings to our Board extensive public company leadership experience and is particularly well-equipped to address matters such as public company governance and compensation matters. In addition, his leadership of Bindley Capital Partners, LLC provides our Board insight into the investment community and experience with financial matters.
Background: Ms. Biumi joined our Board in October 2021, following our merger with RPAI. Ms. Biumi served as one of RPAI’s directors from 2015 until the merger. Ms. Biumi has over 30 years of experience, including in public accounting roles, as a Chief Financial Officer, and in other senior-level financial positions at both public and private companies. Most recently, Ms. Biumi served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Kerzner International Resorts, Inc., a developer, owner and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels, from 2007 to 2012. Ms. Biumi previously held senior-level financial positions at NCL Corporation, Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH), Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (NYSE: RCL), Neff Corporation (now United Rentals, Inc.), Peoples Telephone Company, Inc. and Price Waterhouse. Ms. Biumi is a member of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Eldorado Resorts, Inc.) (NASDAQ: CZR) and serves on its Audit Committee. Previously, from 2012 to 2017, Ms. Biumi served on the Board of Directors of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., and from 2013 to 2015, she served on the Board of Directors of Home Properties, Inc. Ms. Biumi received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida and is a certified public accountant.
Qualifications: Ms. Biumi’s financial experience, including her service as Chief Financial Officer or in other senior-level financial positions of both public and private companies, and experience as a certified public accountant, brings financial expertise to the Board.
Background: Mr. Burks was a partner at Ernst & Young, LLP, a public accounting firm, from June 2002 until his retirement in June 2017 and served as the managing partner of the Indianapolis office from 2004 to 2017. From 1978 to 2002, Mr. Burks was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP, a public accounting firm, where he served for three years as the managing partner of the Indianapolis office. Mr. Burks has been a director of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS), a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), since February 2021. Mr. Burks has been a director of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK), one of America’s largest energy holding companies, since March 2022. Mr. Burks was previously a director of Vectren Corporation, a publicly traded regional energy company, from 2017 until the time of its sale in 2019 and was a member of its Audit Committee and Finance Committee. He is a former member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Indiana CPA Society and a former Commissioner of the Indiana State Board of Accountancy. Mr. Burks has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana University Foundation since 2019 and a member of the Board of Directors of Regenstrief Foundation since 2020. He is actively involved in civic and community activities working with various agencies, including Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. Mr. Burks received a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University.
Qualifications: Throughout his career, Mr. Burks has served companies in various industries, including energy, manufacturing, mass merchandising, and logistics with a focus for more than 25 years in real estate and REITs. Mr. Burks’ business experience, spanning small businesses, large international corporations and public companies, and his extensive merger and acquisition, capital markets, enterprise risk and SEC expertise, particularly in the REIT space, brings valuable insight to our Board.
Background: Mr. Coleman has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Los Angeles-based Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP), a real estate investment trust, since its IPO in 2010. Previously, Mr. Coleman founded and served as a managing partner of HPP’s predecessor, Hudson Capital, LLC, a private real estate investment company based in Los Angeles. In 1990, Mr. Coleman co-founded and led Arden Realty, Inc. as its President and Chief Operating Officer and as a director, taking that company public on the NYSE in 1996 and selling it in 2006. Mr. Coleman is an active community leader and is on the Founding Board of Directors for the Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 2004, and also serves on the Boards of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission and the Los Angeles Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization. In 2015, Mr. Coleman was awarded the City of Hope’s 2015 Spirit of Life Award presented by the Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council, and in 2019, he received the 2019 Real Star of Hollywood Award from the Friends of the Hollywood Central Park. Mr. Coleman also served on the board of Douglas Emmett, Inc., a publicly traded REIT, from 2006 to 2009 and is an investor in the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League team. Mr. Coleman holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.
Qualifications: Mr. Coleman brings critical real estate investment industry expertise to our Company. He also has keen insight into the investment community as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a publicly listed REIT.
Background: Mr. Gorski joined our Board in October 2021, following our merger with RPAI. Mr. Gorski served as one of RPAI’s directors from 2003 until the merger and as its Chairman of the Board from 2010. Mr. Gorski was a Partner in the law firm of Gorski & Good LLP, Wheaton, Illinois, from 1978 through 2016. Mr. Gorski’s practice focused on governmental law, and during his career, he represented numerous units of local government in Illinois. Mr. Gorski previously served as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney and a Special Assistant Attorney General in Illinois. Mr. Gorski also previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the DuPage Airport Authority and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DuPage National Technology Park. Mr. Gorski was a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Gorski received a B.A. from North Central College with majors in Political Science and Economics and a J.D. from DePaul University Law School.
Qualifications: Mr. Gorski’s experience as an attorney and focus on government law gives the Board a valuable perspective on the numerous legal issues (including land-use law) that the Company faces, as well as on political issues.
Background: Mr. Grimes joined our Board in October 2021, following our merger with RPAI. Mr. Grimes served as RPAI’s Chief Executive Officer from 2009 until the merger and as one of its directors since 2011. Previously, Mr. Grimes was President of RPAI from October 2009 to May 2018; Chief Financial Officer of RPAI from November 2007 to December 2011; Chief Operating Officer of RPAI from November 2007 to October 2009 and Treasurer of RPAI from October 2008 to December 2011. From February 2004 to November 2007, Mr. Grimes served as Principal Financial Officer and Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Inland Western Retail Real Estate Advisory Services, Inc., RPAI’s former business manager/advisor. Previously, Mr. Grimes served as a Director with Cohen Financial, a mortgage brokerage firm, and as a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP in their Chicago-based real estate practice where he was a national deputy real estate industry leader. Mr. Grimes is an active member of various real estate trade associations, including the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the International Council of Shopping Centers and The Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Grimes received a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University.
Qualifications: Mr. Grimes’ experience as Chief Executive Officer of RPAI prior to its merger with the Company allows him to bring valuable knowledge of RPAI’s portfolio and strategies to the Board.
Background: Ms. Kelly has served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O), a publicly traded triple-net lease REIT, since January 2021. Previously, Ms. Kelly served as the Global Chief Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), a publicly traded financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. Ms. Kelly worked with Jones Lang LaSalle from July 2013 to September 2018, bringing with her 25 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and investment banking. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Kelly was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), a publicly traded REIT. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, with Lehman Brothers, where she led real estate equity syndication in the United States and Canada. Ms. Kelly spent most of her early career at General Electric, holding a variety of domestic and global leadership roles for GE Real Estate, GE Capital, GE Corporate Audit, and GE Medical Systems. Ms. Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK), a publicly traded lodging REIT, and served on the board of Realty Income Corporation from November 2019 until January 2021. Ms. Kelly also serves on the board of Gilbane Inc., a privately held company. Ms. Kelly received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University.
Qualifications: Ms. Kelly’s significant real estate and financial experience provides our Board with a strong level of knowledge and expertise regarding real estate companies. Her career as a real estate investment executive enriches our corporate diversity and industry expertise. In particular, Ms. Kelly has first-hand and extensive experience in the development and operation of real estate assets through her roles with Realty Income, JLL, General Electric, Lehman Brothers, and Duke Realty. Additionally, Ms. Kelly’s current and previous service as Chief Financial Officer at three publicly traded companies provides a valuable operational and financial accounting perspective to our Board.
Background: Mr. Lynch joined our Board in October 2021, following our merger with RPAI. Mr. Lynch served as one of RPAI’s directors from 2014 until the merger. Mr. Lynch served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, from 2006 to March 2012, and Chief Executive Officer, from 2004 to 2006, of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., a supermarket chain operating approximately 485 combination food and drug stores throughout the southern United States and a Nasdaq-listed company prior to its merger with BI-LO, LLC in December 2011. From 1998 through 2003, Mr. Lynch held various positions of increasing responsibility, including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President-Operations, with Albertson’s, Inc., a national retail food and drug chain comprised of 2,500 stores operating under the Albertson’s, Jewel/Osco, ACME, Sav-on and Osco names. Mr. Lynch also held executive positions with Jewel/Osco, including President of the ACME division and Senior Vice President of Store Operations. Mr. Lynch began his career with Star Markets Company, a regional retailer, serving as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Human Resources before being named its President. Mr. Lynch serves on the Board of Directors of Alcanna Inc. (formerly Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd.) (TSX: CLIQ). Mr. Lynch also serves on the board of Sid Wainer & Son, a privately held company located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mr. Lynch is a member of the Board of Trustees of Nichols College and is a Trustee of the Willowbend Country Club. Mr. Lynch received a B.S. in Finance from Nichols College.
Qualifications: Mr. Lynch’s leadership experience, including his service as President and Chief Executive Officer of a retail grocer and Nasdaq-listed company, and his knowledge of financial management, strategic business planning, mergers and acquisitions and of both retail and non-retail operations allows Mr. Lynch to provide valuable insight in each of these areas.
Background: Mr. O’Reilly has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation (“HHC”) since December 2020, where he is responsible for driving sustainable growth of the company’s assets and unlocking meaningful long-term value across the company’s portfolio. He previously served as HHC’s President and as its Chief Financial Officer, the role in which he joined HHC in 2016. Prior to joining HHC, Mr. O’Reilly served as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Parkway Properties, Inc., a publicly traded office REIT (NYSE: PKY) from November 2011 to October 2014, and as Chief Financial Officer from August 2012 to October 2016. He also served as Parkway’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from May 2012 to August 2012. Previously, Mr. O’Reilly served as Executive Vice President of Banyan Street Capital and as Director of Capital Markets for Eola Capital LLC. He also served in the investment banking industry as Senior Vice President of Barclays Capital Inc. and in a similar capacity for Lehman Brothers. During his career, Mr. O’Reilly has been involved in a broad range of financial advisory and merger and acquisition activities, including leveraged buyouts, IPOs and single asset and pooled CMBS transactions. Mr. O’Reilly graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and received his MBA from Columbia University.
Qualifications: Mr. O’Reilly’s significant experience in commercial real estate investment and finance and his experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded companies allows him to make valuable contributions to the Company and the Board in these areas.
Background: Mr. Peterson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Christel House International, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of impoverished children around the world through K-12 education and college and career support. Previously, Mr. Peterson served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications and as a member of the Executive Committee at Eli Lilly and Company from 2009 to 2017. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, Mr. Peterson was Managing Director at Strategic Capital Partners, LLC from June 2008 to June 2009. During spring 2008, Mr. Peterson was a fellow with the Institute of Politics of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. During the 2008-2009 academic year, Mr. Peterson was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Ball State University. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Peterson served two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Peterson also served as President of the National League of Cities in 2007. Mr. Peterson received a B.A. in Political Science from Purdue University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Qualifications: Mr. Peterson’s experience in corporate affairs and communications at a large publicly traded company and his significant background and stature as a business and civic leader strengthen our Board and contribute unique experience in public outreach and governance that is invaluable to our Company.
Background: Dr. Wurtzebach is currently a professor and Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director of The Real Estate Center at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, since 2015. Dr. Wurtzebach joined the faculty at DePaul University in January 2009. From 1999 to November 2008, Dr. Wurtzebach served as Managing Director and Property Chief Investment Officer of Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc., where he was responsible for the strategic portfolio planning and the overall management of Henderson’s North American business. Dr. Wurtzebach was President and Chief Executive Officer of Heitman Capital Management from June 1994 to May 1998 and President of JMB Institutional Realty from June 1991 to June 1994. In addition, Dr. Wurtzebach was the Director of the Real Estate and Urban Land Economics program within the Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin from 1974 to 1986. Dr. Wurtzebach currently serves as an independent director of the board of directors of RREEF Property Trust, Inc., where he also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also served as an independent director of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc., a publicly registered, non-traded REIT, from 2009 until 2014 and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Dr. Wurtzebach has co-authored or co-edited several books, including Modern Real Estate, co-authored with Mike Miles, and Managing Real Estate Portfolios, co-edited with Susan Hudson-Wilson, and numerous academic and professional articles. A frequently featured speaker at professional and academic gatherings, Dr. Wurtzebach was the 1994 recipient of the prestigious Graaskamp Award for Research Excellence presented by the Pension Real Estate Association and is a member of the American Real Estate Society and a past president and director of the Real Estate Research Institute. Dr. Wurtzebach obtained his B.S. in Finance from DePaul University, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Qualifications: Dr. Wurtzebach brings a variety of valuable perspectives to our Board through his academic experience as a real estate professor, industry experience as an executive for investment management companies and his board experience with a public non-listed REIT.
Background: Ms. Young has served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Craftsbury Consulting, LLC since August 2020, which provides one-on-one coaching sessions, workshops and retreats focused on helping women excel in their career paths. Previously, Ms. Young was a partner at Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”), a private equity firm focused on middle-market investments. For most of Ms. Young’s tenure at HKW, she was in charge of all HKW divestitures in which she worked with HKW’s portfolio companies on strategic initiatives during the hold period and then shepherded those companies through the sale process. In addition, Ms. Young served on the board of directors at numerous HKW portfolio companies including Indigo Wild, LLC, a bath, skin, home and cleaning products company; Partners In Leadership LLC, a provider of accountability and cultural improvement training and consulting; Royal Camp Services, LTD, a remote workforce accommodations and catering business; and Brant InStore Corporation, a full-service printing company focused on point-of-sale marketing solutions. In addition, Ms. Young lead HKW’s environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) initiative for 18 months, collaborating with the sourcing, transactions and operations teams to focus on ESG aspects of companies during the acquisition process as well as during HKW’s hold period. Prior to joining HKW in 2001, Ms. Young practiced law at the Indianapolis law firm of Wooden & McLaughlin, LLP, representing corporate defendants in complex commercial litigation, product liability and professional malpractice cases. Ms. Young currently serves on the board of Providence Cristo Rey High School, a college preparatory school offering a transformational educational experience to students with economic need. Ms. Young earned a B.S. from the University of Vermont, graduating summa cum laude and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Qualifications: Ms. Young’s significant business and board experiences, including financial, legal and operational knowledge and expertise, provide valuable contributions to the Company and the Board.