NEW YORK, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) ("Brixmor" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has named accomplished industry veteran James ("Jim") M. Taylor as Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Taylor joins Brixmor with more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. His appointment will become effective May 20, 2016 and he will join the Company's Board of Directors following its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which is scheduled for June 16, 2016.
Mr. Taylor succeeds Daniel B. Hurwitz, who has held the position on an interim basis since February 2016. Mr. Hurwitz will continue to serve as a member of the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Taylor currently serves as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Federal Realty Investment Trust. He also is responsible for sourcing and evaluating business development opportunities for Federal Realty's east coast portfolio, as well as for operational oversight of its southeast portfolio. As a member of Federal Realty's executive and investment committees, Jim has contributed to developing and executing its corporate strategy.
"Jim is a highly accomplished and well regarded real estate executive. He brings to Brixmor a career full of accomplishments including: an extensive knowledge of the shopping center space, strategic planning and operations, leasing and redevelopment; demonstrated transactional expertise; and balance sheet management and exceptional capital markets capabilities. Jim is a proven leader who we feel is uniquely qualified to enhance Brixmor's position within the industry, while maximizing value for shareholders," stated John Schreiber, Chairman of the Brixmor Board.
Daniel Hurwitz, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President, added, "The Board of Directors' search committee was extremely pleased with the depth and breadth of the candidate pool for the Chief Executive position and is delighted that Jim emerged as the leading candidate. I look forward to working with him to ensure a seamless transition."
Prior to joining Federal Realty Investment Trust, Mr. Taylor served as a Senior Managing Director and the head of real estate investment banking at Eastdil Secured / Wells Fargo, where he successfully completed over $100 billion of public debt and equity offerings, M&A transactions, asset and portfolio sales, private equity placements, mortgage financings, and bank loans for his real estate clients. Prior to joining Eastdil Secured, Mr. Taylor practiced corporate and securities law at Hunton & Williams, with a focus on equity REITs. Mr. Taylor also worked as a senior accountant for Price Waterhouse in Washington, D.C. He holds a BS, Commerce and a JD from the University of Virginia.
Brixmor was assisted by the executive search consulting firm Korn Ferry on this appointment.
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About Brixmor Property Group
Brixmor owns and operates the nation's largest wholly owned portfolio of grocery-anchored community and neighborhood shopping centers, with 518 properties aggregating approximately 87 million square feet of gross leasable area located primarily across the top 50 U.S. metro markets. Brixmor leverages its national footprint, local market knowledge and operational expertise to support the growth of its retail tenants. The Company is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio through strategic leasing and anchor space repositioning / redevelopment initiatives. Headquartered in New York City, the Company is the largest landlord to The TJX Companies and The Kroger Company.
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