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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Ratner

72 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David LaRue

55 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert OBrien

59 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Duane Bishop

54 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Geralyn Presti

61 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Brian Ratner

59 2001 Executive Vice President, Director

Ronald Ratner

69 2016 Executive Vice President - Development, Director

Deborah Salzberg

63 2013 Executive Vice President, Director

Bruce Ratner

72 2016 Executive Vice President

Charles Obert

51 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Emily Holiday

40 2016 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Arthur Anton

59 2010 Independent Director

Kenneth Bacon

62 2012 Independent Director

Z. Jamie Behar

59 2017 Independent Director

Scott Cowen

71 1989 Independent Director

Christine Detrick

58 2014 Independent Director

Michael Esposito

77 1995 Independent Director

Deborah Harmon

56 2008 Independent Director

Craig Macnab

61 2017 Independent Director

Stan Ross

81 1999 Independent Director

Mike Lonsway

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Ratner

Mr. James A. Ratner is non-executive chairman of the Forest City Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Ratner became the non-executive chairman of the Forest City Board of Directors on December 31, 2016. Previously, Mr. Ratner served as executive vice president of the Company from March 1988 to December 2016, including service as our executive vice president – development from January 2016 to December 2016. He has also served as an officer and/or director of various subsidiaries of Forest City. Mr. Ratner has served as a board member of NACCO Industries, Inc., a publicly-traded mining, small appliances and specialty retail holding company, since 2012. Mr. Ratner is active with numerous community, charitable and professional organizations, including membership on the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Playhouse Square Foundation. Mr. Ratner holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

David LaRue

Mr. David J. LaRue is Chief Executive Officer and President, Director of the Company. He is also an officer of various subsidiaries of Forest City. Prior to becoming president and chief executive officer, Mr. LaRue served as executive vice president and chief operating officer from March 2010 to June 2011. Mr. LaRue served as president and chief operating officer of Forest City Commercial Group, Inc. (now known as Forest City Commercial Group, LLC) from 2003 to March 2010 and as executive vice president of Forest City Rental Properties, Inc. (now known as Forest City Properties, LLC) from 1997 to 2003. Prior to joining Forest City in 1986, Mr. LaRue was an internal auditor and financial analyst with the Sherwin-Williams Company. Mr. LaRue served on the Board of CubeSmart, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused on self-storage facilities, from 2004 to May 2013. Mr. LaRue is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) Board of Governors; a member of the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Round Table; a member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Capital Committee of the Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts; a trustee and member of the Finance Committee of the Lawrence School; a member of the Board of Directors of St. Edward High School; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

Robert OBrien

Duane Bishop

Mr. Duane F. Bishop, Jr., is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, since January 1, 2016. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s Commercial Group from 2011 to December 31, 2015.

Geralyn Presti

Ms. Geralyn M. Presti is no longer Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Ms. Presti has been Executive Vice President since June 2012, Secretary since April 2008 and General Counsel since July 2002. Ms. Geralyn M. Presti will resign from her role as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in the first quarter of 2017.

Brian Ratner

Mr. Brian J. Ratner is Executive Vice President, Director of the Company. Mr. Ratner has been an executive vice president of Forest City since 2001 and is an officer and/or director of various subsidiaries of the Company. In particular, Mr. Ratner leads Forest City’s operations in Dallas, a core market for the Company. Mr. Ratner is active with numerous community, charitable, educational and professional organizations, including the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Executive Board of the Greater Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University.

Ronald Ratner

Mr. Ronald A. Ratner is Executive Vice President - Development, Director of the Company. Mr. Ratner has been our executive vice president - development since January 2016 and an executive vice president at Forest City since March 1988. He is also an officer and/or director of various subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Ratner is active with numerous community, educational, charitable and professional organizations, including serving as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council, the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Clinic and the Board of Trustees of Enterprise Community Partners.

Deborah Salzberg

Ms. Deborah Ratner Salzberg is Executive Vice President, Director of the Company. Ms. Ratner Salzberg has been an executive vice president of Forest City since June 2013 and is an officer and/or director of various subsidiaries of the Company. She also leads Forest City’s operations in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, one of the Company’s core markets. Since 2013, Ms. Ratner Salzberg has been a Board member of CubeSmart, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused on self-storage facilities. Ms. Ratner Salzberg is active with numerous Washington D.C. community, charitable and professional organizations. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Board of Trustees of Kenyon College, the Board of Directors of Capital Bank, N.A., the District of Columbia Building Industry Association and the Meyer Foundation.

Bruce Ratner

Mr. Bruce C. Ratner is Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Ratner has been our Executive Vice President since November 2006 and is Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies, the New York City subsidiary of Forest City. He also serves as an officer and/or director of various other subsidiaries of Forest City. Previously, Mr. Ratner served as chief executive officer of Forest City Ratner Companies from 1987 through April 2013. Prior to joining Forest City, Mr. Ratner served as New York City’s commissioner of consumer affairs during the administration of Mayor Ed Koch. He also served in the administration of former New York Mayor John Lindsay. He was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the New York University Law School. Mr. Ratner has served on many boards and is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and on the boards of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College and a former board member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Charles Obert

Mr. Charles D. Obert is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Obert has been Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since September 2011 and Corporate Controller since December 2007.

Emily Holiday

Ms. Emily J. Holiday is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Holiday has been Senior Vice President - Human Resources since January 1, 2016, Director - Talent Management from October 2014 through December 2015 and Vice President - Procurement from April 2011 to October 2014.

Arthur Anton

Mr. Arthur F. Anton is Independent Director of the Company. Since 2003, Mr. Anton has been the chief executive officer of Swagelok, a privately-held domestic and international developer and provider of fluid system solutions with approximately $2 billion of annual revenue. Mr. Anton has also served as the chairman of the Board of Swagelok since October 2015. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Anton served Swagelok as the president and chief operating officer from 2001 to 2003, executive vice president from 2000 to 2001, and chief financial officer from 1998 to 2001. Prior to joining Swagelok, Mr. Anton was a consulting partner at Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked with companies in the manufacturing, energy, service and other industries. He is a board member of two additional publicly-traded companies: Olympic Steel, Inc., a metal service center, where he has been a director since 2009, and the Sherwin-Williams Company, a paint and building material manufacturing and distribution company, where he has been a director since 2006. He is also a board member and chairman of the Finance Committee of University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Kenneth Bacon

Mr. Kenneth J. Bacon is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bacon co-founded RailField Partners, a financial advisory and asset management firm based in Washington, D.C., in 2012. Mr. Bacon retired from the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) in 2012 after nearly 20 years with the company. Mr. Bacon joined Fannie Mae as senior vice president, Northeast Region. In 1998, he was selected to lead Fannie Mae’s American Communities Fund. In 2000, he became senior vice president of the organization’s Multifamily Division and in 2005 he was promoted to executive vice president of the division. Prior to Fannie Mae, Mr. Bacon served as director of policy for the Oversight Board at Resolution Trust Corporation, and was later named director of securitization. Prior to this, he worked at Morgan Stanley, where his focus was mortgage finance and related products. Mr. Bacon began his career with Kidder Peabody. Mr. Bacon is a board member of three other publicly-traded companies: Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company, where he has been a director since 2002; Ally Financial Inc., a financial service company, where he has been a director since 2015; and Welltower Inc., a healthcare property REIT, where he has been a director since January 2016. He is also a board member of the National Multifamily Housing Council and serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Mr. Bacon has a B.A. from Stanford University, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Z. Jamie Behar

Ms. Z. Jamie Behar is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Behar, most recently served as Managing Director, Real Estate & Alternative Investments at GM Investment Management Corp (“GMIMCo”). In her role at GMIMCo, Behar managed clients’ private market and publicly traded real estate and alternative investment portfolios totaling approximately $12 billion at peak value. Behar was a member of GMIMCo’s Board of Directors, Investment Management Committee, Private Equity Investment Approval Committee and Risk Management Committee. Behar has served as a Board member of Gramercy Property Trust since 2015, where she is a member of the Investment Committee and Audit Committee, and as a director of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. since 2004 and chairs the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. She was previously Board Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association and was a member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). Behar holds a bachelor’s of science degree in economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Scott Cowen

Dr. Scott S. Cowen is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Cowen has been the president emeritus and distinguished University chair of Tulane University since July 2014. From July 1998 to July 2014, Dr. Cowen served as the president of Tulane University. While serving as president of Tulane University he led the school, as well as the City of New Orleans, through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and developed unique and exceptional skills in crisis management. In recognition of his leadership skills, he received the Carnegie Award for Academic Leadership, the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education, and was named one of the “Ten Best College Presidents” in America by Time magazine. Prior to 1998, Dr. Cowen was dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where he was also a professor for 23 years. Dr. Cowen is currently a board member of two other publicly-traded companies: Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., a consumer products corporation, where he has been a director since 1999, and Barnes & Noble, Inc., a leading bookseller and content, commerce and technology company, where he has been a director since 2014. In addition, Dr. Cowen served as a board member of NACCO Industries, Inc., a publicly-traded mining, small appliances and specialty retail holding company, from May 2014 to August 2016 and American Greetings Corporation, formerly a publicly-traded greeting card company, from 1989 to 2013. Since January 2015, Dr. Cowen has been serving as a senior advisor for the Boston Consulting Group. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed him to the White House Council for Community Solutions, which advised the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to address community needs. Dr. Cowen recently became a member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Notre Dame.

Christine Detrick

Ms. Christine R. Detrick is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Detrick previously served as a director, senior advisor and the head of the Americas Financial Services Practice at Bain & Company from 2002 to 2011. Prior to Bain, in 1992, she was recruited to the financial services practice at A.T. Kearney where she became the global head of Financial Services and served on the firm’s Board of Management and Board of Directors. Prior to this, in 1988 Ms. Detrick was a founding partner of First Financial Partners, Inc., a venture capital firm specializing in savings and loan institutions, where she served as chief executive officer and oversaw its mortgage and real estate portfolio in a turnaround setting for a failing savings and loan bank that had been acquired by the firm. Ms. Detrick began her career in the insurance industry at Progressive Corporation and Chubb Corporation, before joining McKinsey & Company in 1984. Ms. Detrick is currently a board member of an additional publicly-traded company, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, a global life reinsurance company, which she joined in 2014. She is also a board member of the Hartford Mutual Funds, Inc., a family of mutual funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which she joined in February 2016.

Michael Esposito

Mr. Michael P. Esposito, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Esposito has been the non-executive chairman of Syncora Holdings Ltd., a guarantee insurance company, since 2006 and served as the non-executive chairman of Primus Guaranty Ltd., a seller of credit protection, from 2002 to November 2014. In 1995, Mr. Esposito retired from The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. where he served as executive vice president and chief control, compliance and administrative officer. At the time of his retirement, he had been with The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. for 34 years in various positions, including principal accounting officer, corporate controller and chief financial officer. In 2007, he retired as the non-executive chairman of insurance company XL Capital Ltd. Mr. Esposito has also held leadership positions with the Bank Administration Institute, American Bankers Association, Conference Board, and the Advisory Council to the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Deborah Harmon

Ms. Deborah L. Harmon is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Harmon is a co-founder and the chief executive officer of Artemis Real Estate Partners, LLC, a real estate investment firm that manages $1.8 billion of institutional capital across the core plus, value add and opportunistic risk spectrum in a variety of real estate strategies. With over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, she is responsible for establishing, implementing and overseeing the strategic direction of Artemis. Prior to co-founding Artemis, she spent 17 years with the J.E. Robert Companies, Inc. (“JER”), a real estate investment firm where she was last president and chief investment officer. Before joining JER, Ms. Harmon was a managing director at Bankers Trust Company where she worked in both the corporate finance and real estate groups handling a $2 billion portfolio of real estate developers and national corporations. Ms. Harmon currently serves on the Board of Pension Real Estate Association as a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, the Advisory Boards of Caravel Management and BlackIvy Group, the investment committee of Sidwell Friends School and the executive committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Women for Women International and as commissioner for the White House Fellows program which she was appointed to by President Barack Obama in 2009. Ms. Harmon is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Economic Club of Washington D.C.

Craig Macnab

Mr. Craig Macnab is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Macnab, has been chief executive officer of National Retail Properties, a publicly traded REIT with a market cap of approximately $6.5 billion, since 2004 and chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors since 2008. Macnab will retire from National Retail Properties, effective April 28, 2017. Prior to National Retail Properties, Macnab served as president and chief executive officer of Atlanta-based JDN Realty Corporation. Macnab has served as a director of American Tower Corporation’s Board of Directors since 2014, and is a member of the Audit Committee. He is also a director of Cadillac Fairview Corporation, a Canadian commercial real estate company that is wholly owned by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Macnab served on the Board of DDR Corporation from 2003 to 2015, where he chaired the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and was a member of the Audit Committee and Executive Committee.

Stan Ross

Mr. Stan S. Ross is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ross, a retired certified public accountant, holds multiple positions at the University of Southern California, including chairman of the board of the Lusk Center for Real Estate and distinguished fellow of the School of Policy, Planning & Development. He is the retired vice chairman of real estate industry services for Ernst & Young LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s management committee. Mr. Ross is a life trustee and governor of the Urban Land Institute, and trustee emeritus of his alma mater, Baruch College, from which he holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He was also a member of the auditing standards board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Ross serves as senior advisor to The Irvine Company, a diversified private real estate company, and on the board of the American Jewish University.

Mike Lonsway