Mr. Katzman, age 67, has served on our Board since March 2017. He served as the chairman of Equity One, Inc. since he founded Equity One in 1992 until its merger with us. He also served as president until November 2000 and chief executive officer until December 2006. Mr. Katzman has been involved in the purchase, development and management of commercial and residential real estate in the United States since 1980. Mr. Katzman purchased a controlling interest in Norstar Holdings Inc. (formerly known as Gazit Inc.), a publicly-traded company listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange in May 1991 and has served as the chairman of its board and president since that time, and remains its largest stockholder. Mr. Katzman has served as a director of Gazit-Globe Ltd., a publicly-traded real estate investment company listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange since 1994 and as its chairman since 1995. Mr. Katzman also serves as a director of First Capital Realty Inc., an owner, operator and developer of shopping centers in Canada. In 2008, Mr. Katzman was named chairman of the board of Atrium European Real Estate Ltd., a leading real estate company that owns, operates and develops shopping centers in Central and Eastern Europe and in 2010 he was elected to the board of Citycon Oyj, an owner, developer and operator of shopping centers in the Nordic and Baltic regions and currently serves as its chairman of the board. Mr. Katzman received an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University Law School in 1973. Mr. Katzman has significant real estate and financial expertise as well as experience as an investor, owner and executive of multiple international real estate companies.
Vice-Chair of the Board