People: Equity One Inc (EQY.N)

EQY.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Chaim Katzman

64 2006 Chairman of the Board

Thomas Caputo

68 2008 President

David Lukes

44 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dori Segal

52 2006 Vice Chairman of the Board

Mark Langer

47 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Makinen

50 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Michael Berfield

43 2012 Executive Vice President - Development

Arthur Gallagher

43 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Florida

Aaron Kitlowski

41 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Joshua Kagan

50 2012 Vice President, President, Northeast

Jeffrey Mooallem

44 2012 Vice President, President, West Coast

Neil Flanzraich

70 2006 Lead Independent Director

David Fischel

2011 Director

Cynthia Cohen

61 2006 Independent Director

Peter Linneman

63 2000 Independent Director

Galia Maor

71 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Chaim Katzman

Mr. Chaim Katzman is Chairman of the Board of Equity One Inc. Mr. Katzman has served as the chairman of board since he founded Equity One in 1992. He also served as chief executive officer until December 2006 and president until November 2000. Mr. Katzman has been involved in the purchase, development and management of commercial and residential real estate in the United States since 1980. Mr. Katzman purchased a controlling interest in Norstar Holdings Inc. (formerly known as Gazit Inc.), a publicly-traded company listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, and one of principal, indirect stockholders, in May 1991, has served as the chairman of its board and chief executive officer since that time, and remains its stockholder. Mr. Katzman has served as a director of Gazit-Globe Ltd., a publicly-traded real estate investment company listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange and one of principal, indirect stockholders, since 1994 and as its chairman since 1995. Mr. Katzman also serves as non-executive chairman of the board of First Capital Realty Inc. In 2008, Mr. Katzman was named chairman of the board of Atrium European Real Estate Ltd., a real estate company that owns, operates and develops shopping centers in Central and Eastern Europe, the shares of which are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, and which is an affiliate of Gazit-Globe, Ltd., and in 2010 he was elected to the board of Citycon Oyj, a Finnish real estate company. Mr. Katzman received an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University Law School in 1973.

Thomas Caputo

Mr. Thomas A. Caputo is President of Equity One Inc., since March 2008. Prior to joining the Company, from December 2000 to March 2008, Mr. Caputo was executive vice president and head of the portfolio management and acquisition groups at Kimco Realty Corporation, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust. From January 2000 to December 2000, he was a principal of H&R Retail, a private real estate company specializing in development and redevelopment of real estate and located in Baltimore, Maryland. From April 1983 to December 1999, Mr. Caputo was a principal with RREEF, a pension fund advisor, where he was in charge of nationwide retail acquisitions and dispositions and a member of its investment committee. Prior to joining RREEF, from February 1976 to March 1983, Mr. Caputo was the principal in charge of retail leasing with Collier Pinkard in Baltimore, Maryland. He has a B.A. from Randolph Macon College.

David Lukes

Mr. David R. Lukes has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective June 2, 2014. Mr. Lukes brings extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development and operations, and most recently served as President and CEO of Sears Holdings Corporation affiliate Seritage Realty Trust. Mr. Lukes’ past experience includes serving from 2010 to 2012 as the President and CEO of Mall Properties, Inc., a privately owned real estate firm based in New York. From 2002 to 2010, he worked in various senior management positions at Kimco Realty Corporation, the largest owner and operator of retail shopping centers in North America, including service as its Chief Operating Officer from November 2008 to April 2010. Mr. Lukes holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

Dori Segal

Mr. Dori Joseph Segal is Vice Chairman of the Board of Equity One Inc. Mr. Segal was elected as a director in November 2000 and vice chairman in May 2006. Mr. Segal also serves as executive vice chairman of Gazit-Globe, Ltd., one of principal, indirect stockholders, and previously served as its president. Since November 2000, Mr. Segal has served as chief executive officer, president and as vice chairman of the board of First Capital Realty Inc. Since 2010, he has served as Chairman of RealPac, the Real Property Association of Canada. Mr. Segal has also served as a Director of Citycon Oyj since 2004 and, since June 2009, as chairman of the board of Gazit America Inc., an Ontario-based real estate company and one of principal, indirect stockholders, whose shares were traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange until late 2012. Since 1995, Mr. Segal has served as the president of Gazit Israel Ltd., a real estate investment holding company.

Mark Langer

Mr. Mark Langer is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Equity One Inc. He has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since April 2009 and served as chief administrative officer from January 2008 until January 2011. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Langer served as Chief Operating Officer of Johnson Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm, from January 2000 to December 2007. From July 1988 to January 2000, he worked in the assurance practice in the Washington D.C. office of KPMG, LLP, where he was elected partner in 1998. Mr. Langer has a Bachelors of Business Administration from James Madison University.

Michael Makinen

Mr. Michael Makinen has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective July 15, 2014. Mr. Makinen most recently served as the chief operating officer of Olshan Properties, formerly known as Mall Properties, Inc., a privately owned real estate company with a portfolio of over 16 million square feet of retail, residential and office properties. In his role as chief operating officer of Olshan Properties, Mr. Makinen oversaw all aspects of operations, marketing and asset management and successfully improved leasing efficiencies. Mr. Makinen joined Olshan Properties in August 2010 having previously served as Vice President in charge of real estate and development with United Retail Group - Avenue Stores from August 2008 until July 2010 and Linens ‘n Things, Inc. from June 2004 until July 2008. Mr. Makinen earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Geography, emphasis in Land Economics, from Indiana University.

Michael Berfield

Mr. Michael Berfield has been Executive Vice President - Development of Equity One Inc., since February 2012. He was senior vice president of development from August 2011 to February 2012 and as vice president of northeast development from January 2010 to August 2011. Prior to joining the company, from September 2007 to December 2009 Mr. Berfield was a principal in a joint venture with one of the residential property owners in New York City and from February 2002 to August 2007 Mr. Berfield worked for Vornado Realty Trust where he oversaw development of several retail projects in New York City. Mr. Berfield received a B.A. from Washington University.

Arthur Gallagher

Mr. Arthur L. Gallagher is no longer Executive Vice President, President - Florida of Equity One Inc., effective December 31, 2014. He has served as executive vice president since February 2008, as senior vice president from December 2006 to February 2008 and as general counsel and corporate secretary from March 2003 to February 2012. In August 2010, he also assumed the role of president of South Florida region and, in April of 2012, expanded his operating role to the president of operations in the State of Florida. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Gallagher was with the law firms of Greenberg Traurig P.A., Miami, Florida, from 1999 to 2003, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, New York, from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Gallagher received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law.

Aaron Kitlowski

Mr. Aaron M. Kitlowski serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Equity One Inc. He has served as general counsel and corporate secretary since February 2012, deputy general counsel and assistant corporate secretary from March 2011 to January 2012 and a vice president since joining the company in March 2011. Prior to joining the company , Mr. Kitlowski served as a Chief Counsel of CIT Group Inc., a finance company, from September 2005 to March 2011. From 1997 to 2000 and again from 2001 to 2005, Mr. Kitlowski was an associate with the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, New York. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Kitlowski served as Assistant General Counsel for Sphera Optical Networks, a fiber optic telecommunications company. Mr. Kitlowski received a B.A. from Duke University and a Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law.

Joshua Kagan

Mr. Joshua Kagan has been Vice President, President, Northeast of Equity One Inc., since February 2012. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Kagan was the managing principal of WestRidge Realty Advisors, a boutique investment manager and operator of retail real estate, from June 2005 to February 2012. Before forming WestRidge, Mr. Kagan was chief investment officer for AmCap Incorporated, a private equity real estate firm with retail and office properties nationwide, from 1997 to June 2005. Mr. Kagan holds an MBA from the University of Denver, did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate.

Jeffrey Mooallem

Mr. Jeffrey Mooallem has been Vice President, President, West Coast of Equity One Inc. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Mooallem was the Senior Vice President of Development and Leasing at Turnberry Associates in Miami, Florida from November 2007 to August 2011, where he had responsibility for over five million square feet of retail centers, including the 2.7 million square foot Aventura Mall. He has also served as President of GL Commercial, a full-service real estate development company based in South Florida from June 2003 to October 2007, and started his real estate career working for Developers Diversified Realty and Ram Realty Services during the years 1998 to 2003. Mr. Mooallem received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Neil Flanzraich

Mr. Neil W. Flanzraich is Lead Independent Director of Equity One Inc. Mr. Flanzraich was elected as a director in April 2005. Mr. Flanzraich is currently the Executive Chairman of Kirax Corporation (formerly Tigris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) and the Executive Chairman of ParinGenix, Inc. Mr. Flanzraich is also a founder and principal of Leviathan Biopharma Group, LLC. From May 1998 to 2006, he served as a director, vice chairman and president of IVAX Corporation. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Flanzraich was a shareholder and served as chairman of the life sciences legal practice group of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. From 1981 to 1995, he served in various capacities at Syntex Corporation, most recently as its senior vice president, general counsel and a member of the corporate executive committee. In addition to the board of directors, he is also a director of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., a chain of Mexican restaurants, which is listed on the NYSE. Mr. Flanzraich served as a director of Rae Systems, Inc. from December 2000 until March 2009, of Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from June 2006 until its merger with Hospira, Inc. in July 2010, and of Continucare Corporation from March 2002 until its acquisition by Metropolitan Health Network in October 2011, and of BELLUS Health Inc. (formerly known as Neurochem Inc.), a publically held biotechnology company, from 2006 until May 2012. Additionally, he was a member of the Board of Directors of privately-owned Outcomes Health Information Solutions, LLC, a provider of healthcare data retrieval, analytics and management services, until his resignation in January 2012. Mr. Flanzraich is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Wolfsonian-FIU, a museum of art, design and communication. Mr. Flanzraich received an A.B. degree from Harvard College (phi beta kappa, magna cum laude) and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude).

David Fischel

Mr. David A. Fischel is Director of Equity One Inc. Mr. Fischel was appointed as a director in January 2011 in connection with our joint venture acquisition of Capital & Counties USA, Inc. from Liberty International Holdings Limited (“LIH”). We and several of our stockholders have agreed, pursuant to a stockholders agreement, that until January 4, 2020 (or until such agreement is earlier terminated), as long as LIH or its affiliates beneficially own (including shares issuable upon redemption of joint venture units), in the aggregate, (i) prior to February 3, 2015, 50% of the shares of our common stock held by LIH at the closing of the transaction and (ii) thereafter, three percent or more of the total outstanding shares of our common stock, it may designate one nominee for election to our board of directors. LIH has chosen Mr. Fischel as its nominee pursuant to this agreement. Since 2001, Mr. Fischel has served as the chief executive officer of Intu Properties PLC (“Intu”), formerly Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC, a listed UK REIT and the parent company of LIH. Mr. Fischel joined Intu in 1985 and previously served as its finance director and managing director. He has served as a director of Intu since 1998 and served as a director of Capital & Counties Properties PLC, a UK listed REIT that demergered from Intu in 2010, from February 2010 to February 2011. Mr. Fischel is a chartered accountant in the United Kingdom.

Cynthia Cohen

Ms. Cynthia R. Cohen is Independent Director of Equity One Inc., since 2006. She founded Strategic Mindshare, a strategic management consulting firm serving retailers and consumer product manufacturers, in 1990 and, since that time, has served as its president. Ms. Cohen is a director of bebe stores, inc., a specialty apparel retailer, and Steiner Leisure Limited, a spa operator, both of which are public companies. Ms. Cohen also serves on the executive advisory board for the Center for Retailing Education and Research at the University of Florida. Ms. Cohen previously served as a director of Hot Topic, Inc. and The Sports Authority. She is a graduate of Boston University.

Peter Linneman

Dr. Peter David Linneman, Ph.D,. is Independent Director of Equity One Inc., since November 2000. From 1979 to 2011, Dr. Linneman was a Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and is currently an Emeritus Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate there. Dr. Linneman is currently a principal of Linneman Associates, a real estate advisory firm, and a principal of American Land Funds, a private equity firm. Dr. Linneman is currently serving as a director of Atrium European Real Estate Ltd., an affiliate of Gazit-Globe, Ltd., one of principal, indirect stockholders, by reason of Gazit-Globe’s more than 10% ownership interest in Atrium, and AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Dr. Linneman previously served as a director of Bedford Property Investors, Inc. and JER Investors Trust, Inc., a finance company that acquires real estate debt securities and loans. Dr. Linneman holds both a masters and a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Chicago.

Galia Maor

Ms. Galia Maor has been Independent Director of Equity One Inc., since August 2012. Ms. Maor served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M. Group from 1995 until 2012 after serving as Deputy General Manager of Bank Leumi from 1991 to 1995. She began her professional career at Bank of Israel, serving in several senior management positions from 1963 to 1989, including Supervisor of Banks and Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Banking Issues from 1982 to 1987. Mrs. Maor is also a director of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.. a publicly-traded company listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Maor holds honorary doctorates from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Ben Gurion University and Bar Ilan University. She received a B.A. in economics and statistics from the Hebrew University in 1964 and an M.B.A. from the Hebrew University in 1967.

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