John A. Kite
Chairman and CEO
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.