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Kimco Realty Corp

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is one of North America's largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. As of March 31, 2017, the company owned interests in 517 U.S. shopping centers comprising 84 million square feet of leasable space across 34 states and Puerto Rico.

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Management

Executive and Senior Management

Milton Cooper
Milton Cooper
Executive Chairman
Milton Cooper Milton Cooper is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kimco Realty Corporation. Mr. Cooper served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from November 1991 to December 2009. In addition, Mr. Cooper was Director and President of the Company for more than five years prior to its initial public offering in November 1991. In 1958, Mr. Cooper, along with a partner, founded the Company’s predecessor and led the Company through its IPO and growth over the past five decades.

Mr. Cooper is well recognized for his significant and lasting contributions to the REIT Industry and has received a National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) Industry Leadership Award. Mr. Cooper also serves as a director of Getty Realty Corporation. Mr. Cooper is a graduate of The City College in New York and Brooklyn Law School.
Conor C. Flynn
Conor C. Flynn
Chief Executive Officer
Conor C. Flynn Conor Flynn was named Chief Executive Officer of Kimco Realty and appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in January 2016. Mr. Flynn joined Kimco in 2003 as an asset manager and has held a variety of senior leadership roles within the Company, including that of President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer and President, Western Region.

Mr. Flynn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University and a Master's degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Mr. Flynn is a licensed real estate broker in California, and a member of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Real Estate Roundtable, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Ross Cooper
Ross Cooper
President, Chief Investment Officer
Ross Cooper Ross Cooper is President and Chief Investment Officer for Kimco Realty Corporation. In this role, Mr. Cooper works closely with Kimco’s Investment Committee, risk team, and regional leadership in overseeing the development and implementation of Kimco’s acquisition and disposition strategy. Mr. Cooper joined Kimco in 2006, and prior to his current role served as an Executive Vice President of the company and as Vice President of Acquisitions, Dispositions and Asset Management in Kimco’s Southern Region.

Mr. Cooper holds a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree in Real Estate from New York University.
Glenn Gary Cohen, CPA
Glenn Gary Cohen, CPA
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Glenn Gary Cohen, CPA Glenn G. Cohen was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company in June 2010, and continues as Treasurer, a position he has held since 1997. Mr. Cohen directs the Company’s financial and capital strategy and oversees the day-to-day accounting, financial reporting and planning, tax, treasury and capital market activities. In addition, Mr. Cohen oversees the Information Technology group for the Company. Prior to joining Kimco in 1995 as Director of Accounting and Taxation, Mr. Cohen served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Balloon Manufacturing Company, Chief Financial Officer for EMCO Sales and Service, L.P. and six years at the public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, LLP (predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), where he served as a manager in the audit group.

Mr. Cohen is a native Long Islander, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany in 1985 and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Cohen is a member of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
David Jamieson
David Jamieson
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
David Jamieson David Jamieson is Chief Operating Officer for Kimco Realty Corporation. Mr. Jamieson joined Kimco in 2007, and most recently served as Executive Vice President of Asset Management and Operations, where his role has been to identify, development and implement Kimco’s long-term asset management strategy at a national level. Working closely with regional leadership, his focus is identifying, developing, and implementing core and opportunistic value creation strategies that optimize the company’s portfolio performance, most notably by leading Kimco’s redevelopment and selective ground-up development efforts. Prior to this role, Mr. Jamieson served as Vice President of Asset Management and Leasing for Kimco’s Western Region, and as Director of Real Estate for the Western Region. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Jamieson was a redevelopment specialist for an urban fund on the East Coast.

Mr. Jamieson received a B.S. degree from Boston College, and an MBA from Babson College. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and an accredited LEED AP.
Bruce Rubenstein
Bruce Rubenstein
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Bruce Rubenstein Bruce Rubenstein joined Kimco Realty Corporation in March 1998 as a senior attorney, and currently serves as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Rubenstein is responsible for overseeing and managing Kimco’s legal affairs, its in-house legal department and outside counsel. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Rubenstein served as General Counsel to AVR Realty Company, a diverse real estate company based in Yonkers, New York. He also practiced law at the law firms of Weinberg and Green in Baltimore, Maryland, Delson and Gordon and at Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, Aronsohn and Berman, both in New York City.

Mr. Rubenstein graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1978 with a degree in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law along with a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy school of Government, both in 1982. Mr. Rubenstein received an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1998.
Raymond Edwards
Raymond Edwards
Executive Vice President, Retailer Services
Raymond Edwards Raymond Edwards joined Kimco Realty Corporation in 2001 and is currently Executive Vice President – Retailer Services. In that role Mr. Edwards focuses on strengthening Kimco’s relationship with its national retailers. He is also involved, with the Executive Chairman, in developing opportunities directly with real estate rich retailers by making investments, lending and providing strategic real estate solutions (our “PLUS” business). Transactions include the Montgomery Ward designation rights to over 300 stores; conversion of Frank’s Nurseries from retail operation to a stand-alone real estate company; participation as part of the consortium that acquired the 650-store Albertson’s grocery chain in 2006; and in 2013, the 850-store Shaw’s, Acme, Jewel banners along with the balance of the Albertson stores not previously controlled. In 2015, Albertsons merged with Safeway to create the second largest grocery chain in the country with over 2300 stores. Mr. Edwards is a director of the holding company.

Mr. Edwards is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and New York State Bar, having received his J.D. from The Law School at St. John’s University.
David F. Bujnicki
David F. Bujnicki
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Strategy
David F. Bujnicki David F. Bujnicki, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Strategy for Kimco Realty Corporation, joined the Company in 2003 as Manager of Accounting and Reporting, and served as Director of Corporate Finance, Planning, and Analysis. Most recently, he was Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Bujnicki spent four years at KPMG, LLP, and five years at Suffolk County National Bank, working in the commercial loan and audit departments.

Mr. Bujnicki holds a B.A. in Finance and Economics from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a Master's degree in Accounting from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. He is a member of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
James J. Bruin
James J. Bruin
Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Risk Management
James J. Bruin James J. Bruin is Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Risk Management at Kimco Realty Corporation. In this role, Mr. Bruin oversees the Company’s institutional joint venture program, responsible for partner and lender relationship management. Mr. Bruin also leads Kimco’s underwriting function, conducting risk assessments and due diligence on all property acquisitions for the Company. Prior to joining Kimco in 2008 as Director of Portfolio Management, he spent 13 years at GE Capital Real Estate as a Portfolio Manager specializing in joint ventures, troubled debt restructures, and debt and equity real estate across multi-family, retail and medical office products.

Mr. Bruin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM).
Thomas R. Taddeo
Thomas R. Taddeo
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Thomas R. Taddeo Thomas R. Taddeo, Vice President and Chief Information Officer is responsible for the overall technology strategy, systems and infrastructure which support Kimco’s global business operations. Mr. Taddeo also directs the implementation of enterprise initiatives that leverage technology to improve organizational efficiency and productivity. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Taddeo was a Senior Manager at Deloitte in their Real Estate Consulting Practice.

Mr. Taddeo holds a Bachelor of Science and a Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University.
Geoffrey Glazer
Geoffrey Glazer
Senior Vice President, National Development
Geoffrey Glazer Geoffrey Glazer, Senior Vice President of National Development, joined Kimco Realty in 2004. In this capacity, Mr. Glazer is responsible for overseeing Kimco’s pipeline of ground-up development, redevelopment and the overall project management and quality control of construction activity across Kimco’s regions.

Mr. Glazer has over 32 years’ combined experience in real estate development, construction and architecture. Previously, Mr. Glazer served as V.P. of Development/Construction for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Northeast Region. In this role, Mr. Glazer was involved in projects that included 10 million square feet of retail and mixed-use product with an overall project cost of $1 billion. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Glazer was a partner at a mid-sized architectural firm focused on retail, multi-family, preservation, and public work, and has over 20 years of experience in the architectural industry.

Mr. Glazer holds a Bachelor's of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati and has taught at Columbia University and University of Maryland at College Park in their respective Real Estate Master’s Program.

Management

Robert Nadler
Robert Nadler
President, Central Region
Robert Nadler Robert Nadler joined Kimco Realty in June 1998 and has served as President of the Central Region since 2001. Mr. Nadler has 36 years of shopping center experience and oversees a portfolio of 115 properties, approximately 20 million square feet spanning from Texas to Minnesota. In this capacity, Mr. Nadler is responsible for the strategic planning and execution for the Central Region portfolio, including leasing, property management, development /redevelopment, acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Nadler served as Senior Vice President, LaSalle Partners, Executive Vice President/National Director of Leasing, JMB Retail Properties and Managing Director, JMB Institutional Realty.

Mr. Nadler received a B.S. and a B.A. degree from the University of Denver in 1980. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and resides in suburban Chicago.
Paul D. Puma
Paul D. Puma
President, Southern Region
Paul D. Puma Paul D. Puma joined Kimco Realty in February 2005 and currently serves as the President of the Southeast and Southern Regions. Mr. Puma oversees a combined portfolio of 126 shopping centers, approximately 20 million square feet, located throughout eight Southeastern states and Puerto Rico. In this capacity, Mr. Puma is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of a comprehensive plan for the Southeast and Florida portfolios which include leasing, property management, NOI growth, redevelopment, acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Puma has over 30 years of shopping center experience and prior to joining Kimco, served as Vice President of Peripheral Development for The Mills Corporation and Sales / Leasing Director for The Rouse Company.

Mr. Puma received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester State University in 1978.
Wilbur "Tom" Simmons
Wilbur "Tom" Simmons
President, Mid-Atlantic Region
Wilbur "Tom" Simmons Wilbur “Tom” Simmons has been the President of Kimco’s Mid-Atlantic Shopping Center Region since 2004. Mr. Simmons is responsible for overseeing Asset Management, Leasing, Property Management, Acquisition and Disposition, Development and Redevelopment in the Mid-Atlantic comprised of 14.5 million square feet in 120 properties in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Simmons was a Vice President of Acquisitions and Development with Mid-Atlantic Realty Trust where he was employed for over 12 years.

Mr. Simmons holds a Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College and a Master of Science in Real Estate from The Johns Hopkins University.
Armand Vasquez
Armand Vasquez
President, Western Region
Armand Vasquez Armand Vasquez joined Kimco Realty in 2001 and currently serves as President of the Western Region. Mr. Vasquez oversees 154 shopping centers in the Northwest and Southwest portfolios, consisting of over 26 million square feet in 6 western states. In this capacity, Mr. Vasquez is responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions, asset management, dispositions, leasing, property management and redevelopment. Mr. Vasquez has over 29 years of shopping center experience, which includes 20 years in the Retail REIT sector. Prior to his current position, Mr. Vasquez was the Vice President of Leasing for Kimco’s Northwest Region and held previous positions as a Leasing Director for Pan Pacific Retail Properties and Senior Development Manager for Western Properties Trust.

Mr. Vasquez holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Sacramento.
Joshua Weinkranz
Joshua Weinkranz
President, Northeast Region
Joshua Weinkranz Joshua Weinkranz joined Kimco Realty in 1998 and currently serves as President of the Northeast Region. Mr. Weinkranz presently oversees a portfolio of 112 properties consisting of approximately 13 million square feet located throughout seven northeast states from New Jersey to Maine. In this position, Mr. Weinkranz is primarily responsible for the strategic planning and execution of a comprehensive plan for the Northeast portfolio which includes asset management, leasing, property management, redevelopment, acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Weinkranz has over 20 years of shopping center experience. Prior to his current position, he served as the Vice President of Leasing for Kimco’s Northeast Region and as Director of Real Estate for Rosen Associates Management Corporation.

Mr. Weinkranz received a bachelor of science and a bachelor of arts from Boston University and holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from New York University. He is a licensed real estate broker in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Leah Landro
Leah Landro
Vice President, Human Resources
Leah Landro Leah Landro, Vice President of Human Resources, joined Kimco in 2008. In her position, Ms. Landro is responsible for the company’s human resources strategy and execution including employment planning and talent acquisition, executive and staff compensation programs and systems, employee benefit and wellness programs, organizational development and training, employee relations and recognition, and affirmative action program activities. Prior to joining Kimco, Ms. Landro held the top executive human resources positions at CMP Media LLC and Delta Financial Corporation.

Ms. Landro holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from NYIT and an MBA from Long Island University.
Harvey Weinreb
Harvey Weinreb
Vice President, Tax
Harvey Weinreb Harvey G. Weinreb, Vice President of Tax, is responsible for Kimco’s overall tax strategy, tax structuring and tax regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Weinreb was a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Solutions practice of FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE), providing tax consulting and compliance services to public and private REITs and real estate opportunity funds. He also served as Education Leader for FTI’s real estate practice. Before joining FTI, Mr. Weinreb was a Principal in the real estate practice of the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, providing tax consulting and compliance services to publicly-traded REITs, private REITs, real partnerships and opportunity funds. Mr. Weinreb has spent more than 40 years in the real estate industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weinreb was a partner in a real estate investment firm and was Director of Taxation for Arlen Realty & Development Corporation (NYSE).

Mr. Weinreb earned an MBA in Taxation and BBA in Accounting from Baruch College (City University of New York). He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA, NYS Society of CPAs and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).
Paul Westbrook
Paul Westbrook
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Paul Westbrook Paul Westbrook is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Kimco Realty Corporation. Mr. Westbrook’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day accounting activities, financial reporting and SEC compliance. Mr. Westbrook joined Kimco in October 2002 as Director of Accounting and prior to his current role, he was Vice President of Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Westbrook was with the public accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he served as a Senior Manager in the firm’s New York Real Estate Assurance Practice.

Mr. Westbrook is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The State University of New York College at Old Westbury.
Scott Gerber
Scott Gerber
Vice President, Risk
Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is Vice President of Risk. Mr. Gerber is responsible for overseeing the financial underwriting and due diligence process for new acquisitions, periodic risk and underwriting reviews for development and redevelopment projects, and the management of risk assessment on key corporate strategies, including development and redevelopment initiatives. Mr. Gerber also oversees environmental due diligence, investigation, and remediation projects throughout the country.

Previously, Mr. Gerber was Senior Real Estate Counsel and Regional General Counsel for Kimco's Northeast Region. In this capacity, he provided counsel to the region on business and strategy for existing assets, future acquisitions and development and redevelopment projects, handled all aspects of retail leasing, acquisitions, and sales for the company's U.S. portfolio, and was responsible for managing and overseeing the company's team of lawyers and paralegals who are responsible for drafting and negotiating most of the company's lease documents throughout the country.

Prior to joining Kimco in 1996, Mr. Gerber was an associate with a large Long Island commercial real estate firm. Mr. Gerber holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Business Administration from Muhlenberg College. He received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 1993 and is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations and is a licensed member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Vice President, Property Management
Chris Freeman

Chris Freeman, Vice President of Property Management, is responsible for developing and implementing national programs, and for standardizing the operational policies, procedures, and best practices for Kimco's field operations team. Mr. Freeman also oversees the physical and financial planning process for maintaining and upgrading Kimco's national portfolio of properties. Mr. Freeman joined Kimco in 2001 as a property manager and has held various leadership roles including Regional Director. Prior to joining Kimco, Mr. Freeman worked in field and corporate operations for Benderson Development and Advanced Facilities Services in Buffalo, NY.

Mr. Freeman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Buffalo State College and is a member of the ICSC.

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