Leadership

Management Team

  • Glenn Rufrano

    Chief Executive Officer
    Glenn Rufrano
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  • Michael J. Bartolotta

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Michael J. Bartolotta
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  • Lauren Goldberg

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    Lauren Goldberg
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  • Thomas W. Roberts

    Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
    Thomas W. Roberts
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  • Mr. Rufrano assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of VEREIT, Inc. on April 1, 2015. Since joining the organization, Mr. Rufrano reconstituted the Board of Directors, formalized the VEREIT management team and introduced a business plan to guide the Company’s strategy. Under his leadership, the Company changed its name to VEREIT, moved its listing to the NYSE and implemented a company-wide business approach based on discipline, transparency and consistency. Furthermore, Mr. Rufrano has made significant progress on several initiatives including reducing debt, enhancing the portfolio and simplifying VEREIT’s business model with the sale of Cole Capital.
     

    Before joining VEREIT, Mr. Rufrano served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O’Connor Capital Partners, a privately-owned independent real estate investment, development and management firm specializing in retail and multifamily residential properties. He was among the founders of O’Connor in 1983.

    Prior to rejoining O’Connor in 2013, Mr. Rufrano served as Global President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., a private, global commercial property and real estate services company and was a member of its Board of Directors. From January 2008 to February 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group, an Australian-based shopping center company, which owned 22 million square feet of retail property in Australia and 100 million square feet in the U.S.  From April 2007 through January 2008, Mr. Rufrano served as Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group U.S. From 2000 until its acquisition by Centro Properties Group in April 2007, Mr. Rufrano was Chief Executive Officer of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc. (“New Plan”), a commercial retail REIT formerly listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as a member of the its Board of Directors.  Under his leadership, New Plan was transformed into one of the nation’s largest public real estate companies, focusing on the ownership and management of more than 460 community and neighborhood shopping centers encompassing approximately 68 million square feet of retail space.

    Mr. Rufrano has served as a public Director of Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company and a publicly traded healthcare REIT; Columbia Property Trust, Inc., a publicly traded office REIT; Trizec Properties, Inc., a national office REIT; Criimi Mae Inc., a mortgage REIT; and General Growth Properties, an institutional mall REIT.  He currently serves on the advisory boards at New York University’s Real Estate Institute and at The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute Advisory Board at Baruch College. Mr. Rufrano currently serves on the Dean’s Council for the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts’ Advisory Board of Governors. He is a former trustee and a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. He serves on the Board of New Alternatives for Children, a not-for-profit health and social services agency whose exclusive mission is to serve children with medical disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families.

    Mr. Rufrano earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University and Master of Science Degree in Management and Real Estate from Florida International University.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Michael J. Bartolotta serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at VEREIT, Inc. In this role, he partners with the Chief Executive Officer to handle all capital markets activities as well as communication with rating agencies, lenders and investors. Mr. Bartolotta also oversees the accounting, external reporting, financial planning & analysis, treasury and IT functions at VEREIT.

    Before joining VEREIT in October of 2015, Mr. Bartolotta served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., a global leader in commercial real estate services, from February 2012 until September 2015. At Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Bartolotta was responsible for all global reporting and accounting (IFRS & U.S. GAAP), financial planning & analysis, worldwide taxation, treasury, insurance and global IT operations. As a member of Cushman’s Board of Directors, Mr. Bartolotta also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee from March 2007 until he assumed his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cushman in February 2012.

    Before becoming Cushman’s CFO, Mr. Bartolotta was the Vice President-Chief Financial Officer for EXOR, Inc., the U.S. arm of EXOR S.p.A. (one of Europe’s leading investment companies) from 1991 to February 2012. At EXOR, Mr. Bartolotta was involved in over fifteen U.S. acquisitions and divestitures ranging in size from $20 million “add-ons” to $700+ million stand-alone transactions.  He monitored the operating and financial performance of these U.S. investments including all accounting, finance, tax, HR/benefit, legal, and environmental issues, as well as corporate directorship responsibilities with audit, finance and compensation committee participation.

    Prior to his tenure at EXOR, Mr. Bartolotta was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Great American Recreation Inc., a publicly traded corporation engaged in the leisure, hotel and real estate development markets and was previously Assistant Corporate Controller of General Instrument Corporation, a public corporation engaged in the international manufacture of electronic components and related services. Mr.  Bartolotta spent the first five years of his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse.

    Mr. Bartolotta has a B.S. in Accounting from New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Lauren Goldberg serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at VEREIT, overseeing the company's legal and regulatory affairs, compliance and risk management. 

    Prior to joining VEREIT, Ms. Goldberg served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the global cosmetics company, Revlon. In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of Revlon's legal and regulatory affairs, served on the senior operating committee and oversaw Revlon's corporate governance matters. Additionally, Ms. Goldberg served as Senior Vice President – Law for MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.; Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York; and as an Associate with Stillman & Friedman, P.C. and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Ms. Goldberg also has prior accounting experience as an associate at Coopers & Lybrand. She received her law degree from the Columbia Law School and her undergraduate degree in accounting from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Thomas W. Roberts serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer at VEREIT, Inc. In this role, Mr. Roberts oversees VEREIT’s real estate transaction activities for single-tenant retail, office and industrial, and multi-tenant retail. In addition, Mr. Roberts is responsible for VEREIT’s acquisitions, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suits and dispositions. He also serves as chairman of VEREIT’s Investment Committee, which reviews each asset to be acquired or disposed to ensure alignment with the company’s investment objectives. Previously he served as the Executive Vice President, Real Estate following VEREIT’s acquisition of Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc.

    Mr. Roberts is a 30-year veteran of the real estate industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Opus West Corporation from 1993-2009. During his career at Opus, he was responsible for the design, construction and development of more than 50 million square feet of commercial real estate valued in excess of $8 billion. Mr. Roberts also worked as Vice President, Real Estate Development for the Koll Company.

    Mr. Roberts was recognized by NAIOP Arizona as its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. In Real Estate Forum’s 65th Anniversary Edition, Mr. Roberts was recognized as one of “The Next Generation” of commercial real estate leaders helping to shape the industry.

    Mr. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a specialization in real estate from Arizona State University.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Paul McDowell

    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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  • Paul McDowell serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for VEREIT, Inc. He is responsible for all real estate operations, including the company’s asset management, portfolio management, property management, construction management, underwriting, credit analysis and leasing. Mr. McDowell serves on VEREIT’s Investment, Portfolio Management, Asset Allocation and Executive Committees.

    Prior to joining VEREIT, Mr. McDowell was a founder of CapLease, a former publicly traded net-lease REIT, where he served as CEO from 2001 to 2014 and as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 1994 until 2001. Mr. McDowell served on the CapLease Board of Directors from 2003 to 2014 and was elected Chairman of the Board in December 2007. He served on the Board of Directors of CapLease’s predecessor from 2001 until 2004. He was a member of CapLease’s Investment Committee and the Investment Oversight Committee of the Board of Directors. Prior to his roles at CapLease, Mr. McDowell was Corporate Counsel for Sumitomo Corporation of America, the principal U.S. subsidiary of one of the world’s largest integrated trading companies. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. McDowell was an associate in the corporate department at the Boston law firm of Nutter, McClennan & Fish LLP.

    Mr. McDowell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor with honors from Boston University School of Law.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.

Board of Directors

  • Hugh R. Frater

    Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
    Hugh R. Frater
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  • David B. Henry

    Independent Director
    David B. Henry
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  • Richard Lieb

    Independent Director
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  • Mark Ordan

    Independent Director
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  • Mr. Frater serves as an Independent Director and as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at VEREIT. 

    Mr. Frater was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) in March 2019 following his appointment as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae from October 2018 to March 2019. He has served as a member of Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors since January 2016. 

    He previously served as Chairman, as well as Chief Executive Officer, of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, an industry-leading commercial real estate company that is owned 50% by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and 50% by Leucadia National Corporation, that provides comprehensive capital solutions and investment sales advisory and research services for multifamily and commercial properties.

    Before Berkadia, Mr. Frater was Executive Vice President at PNC Financial Services, where he led the real estate division, and Chief Operating Officer of Good Energies, Inc. He was also a Founding Partner and Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc., the largest global investment manager, where he led the real estate practice. Mr. Frater is active in industry affairs, having served on the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), as Vice Chair of the MBA GSE Multifamily Task Force and Chair of the MBA Affordable Rental Task Force as well as a member of the MBA Audit Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings, Ltd., a private reinsurer, and of Hippo Insurance, a private home insurance company. He has also served on the Real Estate Advisory Board and the Board of Overseers at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

    He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College and received an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

     
  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Mr. Henry serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT, is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

    Mr. Henry has served as Chief Executive Officer of Kimco Realty Corporation (“Kimco”), a publicly traded REIT, from December 2009 to January 2016 and as Vice Chairman of Kimco from May 2001 to January 2016, and in other capacities at Kimco since April 2001. Before joining Kimco in April 2001, Mr. Henry served in various capacities at GE Capital Real Estate (“GE”) from 1978 to 2001, including as GE’s Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Henry also served as Chairman of GE’s Investment Committee and as a member of its Credit Committee. Before joining GE, Mr. Henry served as Vice President for Republic Mortgage Investors from 1973 to 1978. Mr. Henry is also the co-founder and chairman of Peaceable Street Capital, an equity lender for income producing commercial real estate properties.

    Mr. Henry serves on the Board of Directors of HCP, Inc., a publicly traded REIT; Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., a publicly traded real estate company that owns the chain Tanger Outlets; Columbia Property Trust, Inc., a publicly traded REIT that owns and operates commercial office properties; Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., a non-listed REIT; and Fairfield County Bank, a private Connecticut mutual savings bank. Mr. Henry is a former trustee of ICSC and served as its Chairman from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Henry also formerly served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nareit. Mr. Henry also serves on the real estate advisory boards of New York University, Baruch College and Alto Real Estate Funds.

    Mr. Henry received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami (FL). 

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Mr. Lieb serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT and is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.

    Mr. Lieb serves, as of January 2019, as a Senior Advisor of Greenhill & Co. (“Greenhill”), LLC, a publicly traded independent investment banking firm and prior to that he served as Managing Director and Chairman of Real Estate. He also served as head of the firm’s restructuring business and as head of North American Corporate Advisory and also served as Greenhill’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining Greenhill in 2005, he spent more than 20 years with Goldman Sachs & Co., where he headed its Real Estate Investment Banking Department from 2000 to 2005. Overall, Mr. Lieb has more than 30 years of experience focusing on advisory opportunities in the real estate industry. His work has covered the full range of investment banking services for nearly all property sectors including strategic advisories, IPOs and other securities offerings, asset purchases and sales, property financings, restructurings and merger and acquisition assignments. Mr. Lieb also serves as an independent director of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., a publicly traded REIT focused on middle market regional malls, and of AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a publicly traded REIT focused on apartment communities. Mr. Lieb is an active member of the American Jewish Committee and served as a member of Wesleyan University’s Career Advisory Counsel from 2007 through 2012.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Mr. Ordan serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT and is a member of both the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. 

    From October 2016 to July 2018, Mr. Ordan served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Quality Care Properties, Inc., a spin-off of HCP, Inc. and a publicly traded healthcare provider. Previously, Mr. Ordan was the Executive Chairman of Washington Prime Group, Inc., a publicly traded REIT, from January 2015 until January 2016, when he transitioned to Non-Executive Chairman of the Board through June 2016 and served as a director from May 2014 until May 2017. From January 2013 to November 2013, Mr. Ordan served as a director and as the Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Senior Living, LLC, the successor to the management business of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (“Sunrise”), which had been a publicly traded operator of approximately 300 senior living communities located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom prior to its sale in January 2013 to Health Care REIT, Inc. Mr. Ordan served as Sunrise’s Chief Executive Officer from November 2008 to January 2013 and as a director from July 2008 to January 2013. While at Sunrise, Mr. Ordan led its restructuring and oversaw its eventual sale. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Mills Corporation (“Mills”), a publicly traded developer, owner and manager of a diversified portfolio of regional shopping malls and retail entertainment centers, from October 2006 to May 2007, as its Chief Operating Officer from February 2006 to October 2006 and as a director from December 2006 until May 2007. While at Mills, Mr. Ordan oversaw its operations and its eventual sale to Simon and Farallon Capital Management, LLC in May 2007. Before that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Balducci’s LLC, a gourmet food store chain. He also founded and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Fields Markets, Inc., an organic foods supermarket chain, eventually leading the merger of the company with Whole Foods Markets, Inc. Mr. Ordan also was employed in the equities division of the investment banking firm of Goldman Sachs & Co.

    Mr. Ordan served as a director of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc., a publicly traded supermarket chain, from February 2013 until January 2014, when it was acquired by The Kroger Co. Mr. Ordan served as a director of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., a publicly traded real estate company that owns, develops, manages and acquires commercial and residential real estate from April 2018 until its acquisition by a real estate fund of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in December 2018. Since October 2018, Mr. Ordan has served on the board of directors of Elli Finance (UK) plc, the parent holding company of Four Seasons Health Care, a private home care operator. He has served as a director of Federal Realty Investment Trust, a publicly traded REIT specializing in retail and mixed-use properties, since February 2019, having previously served on the board from 1996 to 2006 and served as its Chairman for the last five years of this term. He was a Trustee of Vassar College for 15 years.

    Mr. Ordan currently serves on the boards of the following nonprofit organizations: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

    Mr. Ordan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Vassar College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Eugene A. Pinover

    Independent Director
    Eugene A. Pinover
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  • Mary Hogan Preusse

    Independent Director
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  • Julie G. Richardson

    Independent Director
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  • Glenn Rufrano

    Chief Executive Officer
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  • Mr. Pinover serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committee.

    Mr. Pinover is a partner with DLA Piper in New York City and is co-chair of its New York Real Estate practice. He also serves on the firm's global real estate steering committee. Previously, Mr. Pinover was Of Counsel and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (“Willkie”), where he chaired their real estate department for more than 20 years. Before joining Willkie, Mr. Pinover practiced law at Kaye Scholer LLP from 1973 to 1992. Mr. Pinover is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and ICSC. Mr. Pinover is the President of the Board of Directors of Steep Rock Association, a land trust in Connecticut, and has served on its Board of Directors since June 2008. Mr. Pinover also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of New Alternatives for Children, a New York-based social service organization, since September 2006.

    Mr. Pinover received his his B.A. from Dartmouth College and Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law, both Cum Laude.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Ms. Hogan Preusse serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT and is a member of both the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

    Ms. Hogan Preusse is the former Managing Director and Co-Head of Americas Real Estate for APG Asset Management US (“APG”), which manages pension assets on behalf of Dutch citizens, and had served in various capacities at APG from 2000 through her retirement in May 2017. As the Managing Director and Co-Head of Americas Real Estate for APG, she was responsible for managing the firm’s public real estate investments in North and South America, which encompassed over $13 billion in assets. She also served as a member of the Executive Board of APG Asset Management US from 2008 through 2017. At APG, she also served as Senior Portfolio Analyst and Portfolio Manager, US Real Estate from 2000 through 2004, and as Senior Portfolio Manager, North American Real Estate from 2004 through 2008. Prior to joining APG in 2000, Ms. Hogan Preusse spent eight years as a sell side analyst covering the REIT sector, and began her career at Merrill Lynch & Co. as an investment banking analyst. In 2015, she was the recipient of Nareit’s E. Lawrence Miller Industry Achievement Award for her contributions to the REIT industry.

    Ms. Hogan Preusse also serves as an independent director of Kimco Realty Corp., a publicly traded REIT, as an independent director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a publicly traded REIT specializing in technical real estate since May 2017, and as an independent director of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a publicly traded REIT since June 2017. She serves on Nareit’s Investor Advisory Council and is a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board for the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.

    Ms. Hogan Preusse graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine with a degree in Mathematics and is a member of Bowdoin's Board of Trustees.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Ms. Richardson serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT and is Chair of the Compensation Committee. She also serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance committee.

    From November 2012 to October 2014, she was a Senior Advisor to Providence Equity Partners, LLC (“Providence Equity”), a global asset management firm with over $40 billion in assets under management. From 2003 to 2012, she was a Partner and Managing Director at Providence Equity and oversaw the firm’s New York office. While at Providence Equity, her responsibilities included leading the initiation and execution of deals and optimizing operating results and strategic positioning of portfolio companies throughout Providence Equity’s ownership period. Before Providence Equity, Ms. Richardson served as Global Head of JP Morgan’s Telecom, Media and Technology Group, and was previously a Managing Director in Merrill Lynch & Co.’s investment banking group.

    Ms. Richardson currently serves on the Board of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., a publicly traded insurance and financial services company; the Board of UBS Group AG, a publicly traded financial services company; and on the Board of Yext, Inc., a technology company that closed its initial public offering in 2017. Ms. Richardson previously served on the Board of Arconic Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer in the aerospace and automobile industries.

    She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Mr. Rufrano assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of VEREIT, Inc. on April 1, 2015. Since joining the organization, Mr. Rufrano reconstituted the Board of Directors, formalized the VEREIT management team and introduced a business plan to guide the Company’s strategy. Under his leadership, the Company changed its name to VEREIT, moved its listing to the NYSE and implemented a company-wide business approach based on discipline, transparency and consistency. Furthermore, Mr. Rufrano has made significant progress on several initiatives including reducing debt, enhancing the portfolio and simplifying VEREIT’s business model with the sale of Cole Capital.
     

    Before joining VEREIT, Mr. Rufrano served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O’Connor Capital Partners, a privately-owned independent real estate investment, development and management firm specializing in retail and multifamily residential properties. He was among the founders of O’Connor in 1983.

    Prior to rejoining O’Connor in 2013, Mr. Rufrano served as Global President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., a private, global commercial property and real estate services company and was a member of its Board of Directors. From January 2008 to February 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group, an Australian-based shopping center company, which owned 22 million square feet of retail property in Australia and 100 million square feet in the U.S.  From April 2007 through January 2008, Mr. Rufrano served as Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group U.S. From 2000 until its acquisition by Centro Properties Group in April 2007, Mr. Rufrano was Chief Executive Officer of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc. (“New Plan”), a commercial retail REIT formerly listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as a member of the its Board of Directors.  Under his leadership, New Plan was transformed into one of the nation’s largest public real estate companies, focusing on the ownership and management of more than 460 community and neighborhood shopping centers encompassing approximately 68 million square feet of retail space.

    Mr. Rufrano has served as a public Director of Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company and a publicly traded healthcare REIT; Columbia Property Trust, Inc., a publicly traded office REIT; Trizec Properties, Inc., a national office REIT; Criimi Mae Inc., a mortgage REIT; and General Growth Properties, an institutional mall REIT.  He currently serves on the advisory boards at New York University’s Real Estate Institute and at The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute Advisory Board at Baruch College. Mr. Rufrano currently serves on the Dean’s Council for the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts’ Advisory Board of Governors. He is a former trustee and a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. He serves on the Board of New Alternatives for Children, a not-for-profit health and social services agency whose exclusive mission is to serve children with medical disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families.

    Mr. Rufrano earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University and Master of Science Degree in Management and Real Estate from Florida International University.

  • At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.