Christie B. Kelly
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.