|Gary B. Sabin|
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gary B. Sabin has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our formation in December 2009. Since October 2003, Mr. Sabin has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Excel Realty Holdings. From September 2001 to October 2003, Mr. Sabin served as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Price Legacy Corporation. From November 1997 to September 2001, Mr. Sabin served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Excel Legacy Corporation. From September 1998 to April 1999, Mr. Sabin served as a Director and President of New Plan Excel Realty Trust. From January 1989 to September 1998, Mr. Sabin served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Excel Realty Trust. In addition, Mr. Sabin has served as Chief Executive Officer of various companies since his founding of Excel Realty Trust Inc.’s predecessor company and its affiliates beginning in 1978. He has been active for over 30 years in diverse aspects of the real estate industry, including the evaluation and negotiation of real estate acquisitions, management, financing, development and dispositions. Mr. Sabin also currently serves as chairman of The Sabin Children’s Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mr. Sabin received a Master’s Degree in Management from Stanford University as a Sloan Fellow and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University. Mr. Sabin was selected to serve as our Chairman based on his executive leadership experience in public REITs and other real estate companies, his entrepreneurship and creativity, his network of relationships with real estate professionals across the United States and his experience in finance.