Lorrence T. Kellar to Retire from Board as Part of Ongoing Board Refreshment
Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR) (“Acadia” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Mark Denien to the Company’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”) and to the Audit Committee of the Board, effective October 11, 2022.
Mr. Denien has over 20 years of financial experience in real estate investment, having served multiple executive roles from 2005 to October 2022 at Duke Realty Corporation, a publicly traded REIT in the S&P 500 prior to its recent merger with Prologis. Mr. Denien most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty, a role he held since 2013. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Denien oversaw all financial functions for the company, including capital markets, accounting, taxation, investor relations, treasury, and information technology. Prior to being named Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Denien was Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Denien is also a Certified Public Accountant, and prior to joining Duke Realty, he was an audit and advisory partner for KPMG, LLP, focused on the real estate and construction industries. He began his career with KPMG in 1989.
The Company also announced today that Lorrence T. Kellar, an independent trustee and member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board, has notified the Company of his intention to retire from the Board effective as of the 2023 annual shareholder meeting. Mr. Kellar has served on the Board since 2003 and his retirement is part of the Board’s ongoing commitment to refreshment, including the appointment to the Board of Mr. Denien, described above, and that of Kenneth A. McIntyre last year.
“As a finance and real estate executive, Larry has provided exceptional service and expertise to the Board over his tenure, and we sincerely thank him for his dedication and leadership,” stated Lee S. Wielansky, Lead Trustee of Acadia’s Board. “We are also delighted to welcome Mark to the Board. Mark brings substantial industry expertise in the financial, capital markets and accounting areas and his perspective and insights will be a great complement to the depth of competencies on the Board as we continue to execute on our long-term strategy.”
About Acadia Realty Trust
Acadia Realty Trust is an equity real estate investment trust focused on delivering long-term, profitable growth via its dual – Core Portfolio and Fund – operating platforms and its disciplined, location-driven investment strategy. Acadia Realty Trust is accomplishing this goal by building a best-in-class core real estate portfolio with meaningful concentrations of assets in the nation’s most dynamic corridors; making profitable opportunistic and value-add investments through its series of discretionary, institutional funds; and maintaining a strong balance sheet. For further information, please visit www.acadiarealty.com.
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