Board of Directors

  • DavidLukes

    Chief Executive Officer

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    David Lukes

    David Lukes has served as CEO of Equity One since June of 2014. Prior to joining Equity One, he served as President and CEO of Sears Holdings Corporation affiliate Seritage Realty Trust. Mr. Lukes' past experience included serving from 2010 to 2012 as the President and CEO of Mall Properties, Inc., a privately owned real estate firm based in New York. From 2002 to 2010, he worked in various senior management positions at Kimco Realty Corporation, the largest owner and operator of retail shopping centers in North America, including serving as its Chief Operating Officer from November 2008 to April 2010.

    Mr. Lukes holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

  • ChaimKatzman

    Chairman of the Board – Gazit-Globe Ltd.; Norstar (formerly Gazit Inc.); Equity One Inc.; First Capital Realty Inc.; Atrium European Real Estate; Citycon

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    Chaim Katzman

    Chaim Katzman is the founder, controlling shareholder and Chairman of Gazit-Globe (TASE: GLOB; NYSE: GZT) . Mr. Katzman is also the Chairman of Norstar (formerly Gazit Inc.), the parent company of Gazit-Globe. Mr. Katzman has served as Chairman of Gazit-Globe and Norstar, since 1998 and 1991, respectively.

    In June 2010, Mr. Katzman was appointed Chairman of Citycon Oyj (OMX: CTY). Mr. Katzman also serves as Chairman of the Board of Equity One (NYSE: EQY), a leading U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) he founded in 1992. He served as EQY Chairman & CEO from 1992 to 2006. Mr. Katzman also serves as Chairman of First Capital Realty (TSX: FCR) since 2000. In 2008, Mr. Katzman was named Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (VSX and Euronext Amsterdam: ATRS).

    A pioneer of the retail investment and development industry, Mr. Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

    Mr. Katzman serves as a trustee on the Board of Governors at Tel-Aviv University.

    Mr. Katzman is also the founder of the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel.

    Mr. Katzman is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Law School.

  • PeterLinneman, Ph.D.

    Emeritus Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate

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    Peter Linneman, Ph.D.

    Peter Linneman was elected as a director in November 2000. From 1979 to 2011, Dr. Linneman was a Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and is currently an Emeritus Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate there. Dr. Linneman is currently a principal of Linneman Associates, a real estate advisory firm, and a principal of American Land Funds, a private equity firm. Dr. Linneman is currently serving as an independent director of AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc., Paramount Group, Inc., Equity Commonwealth and Atrium European Real Estate Ltd., an affiliate of Gazit-Globe, Ltd. Dr. Linneman holds both a masters and a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Chicago.

  • NeilFlanzraich

    Chairman and CEO of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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    Neil Flanzraich

    Neil Flanzraich was elected as a director in April 2005. Mr. Flanzraich is currently the Chairman and CEO of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly ParinGenix, Inc.), a privately-owned pharmaceutical company. From May 1998 to 2006, he served as a director, vice chairman and president of IVAX Corporation, a company specializing in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of branded and generic pharmaceuticals and veterinary products, and as a director of IVAX Diagnostics, Inc. IVAX was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in January 2006. In addition to our board of directors, he is also a director of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., a chain of casual fast food restaurants, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Flanzraich received an A.B. from Harvard College (phi beta kappa, magna cum laude) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude).

  • GaliaMaor

    Director of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd; Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M. Group

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    Galia Maor

    Galia Maor joined Equity One's Board of Directors in August 2012. Ms. Maor served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M. Group from 1995 until 2012 after serving as Deputy General Manager of Bank Leumi from 1991 to 1995. She began her professional career at Bank of Israel, serving in several senior management positions from 1963 to 1989, including Supervisor of Banks and Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Banking Issues from 1982 to 1987. Mrs. Maor is also a director of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA). Ms. Maor holds honorary doctorates from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Ben Gurion University and Bar Ilan University. She received a B.A. in economics and statistics from the Hebrew University in 1964 and an M.B.A. from the Hebrew University in 1967.

  • Dori J.Segal

    Executive Vice Chairman of First Capital Realty Inc.; Executive Vice Chairman of Gazit-Globe; Vice Chairman of Equity One Inc.; Director of Citycon Oyj; Chairman of Gazit America and Vice Chairman of RealPac

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    Dori J. Segal

    Dori J Segal is the Executive Vice-Chairman of Gazit-Globe; Executive Vice-Chairman of First Capital Realty; Deputy Chairman and Director of Equity One; Director of Citycon Oyj and a Director on the board of Norstar.

    Mr. Segal joined Gazit-Globe in 1993 both as a principal investor and a senior member of the management team. Since 1997, Mr. Segal has been active in the acquisition, development and redevelopment of shopping centers in Canada. He was mainly responsible for the purchase of Gazit-Globe's initial portfolio in Canada and then played a key role in the acquisition of First Capital Realty Inc. (formerly known as Centrefund Realty Corporation) in August 2000. Mr. Segal served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of First Capital Realty from 2000 to 2014 and currently serves as its Executive Vice-Chairman.

  • JordanHeller

    President of Heller Wealth Advisors LLC

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    Jordan Heller

    Jordan Heller was elected a Director in May 2014. Since 2008, Mr. Heller has served as the President of Heller Wealth Advisors LLC, a comprehensive wealth management company. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Heller was a partner of The Schonbraun McCann Group, a real estate accounting and consulting firm, heading the wealth management division. From 2001 to 2005, Jordan served as a Managing Director at American Economic Planning Group in a similar capacity. Prior to American Economic Planning Group, Mr. Heller spent 15 years at some of the leading investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, Salomon Brothers and CIBC Oppenheimer, the majority of which time he spent heading the real estate and real estate finance securities research groups of those firms. Mr. Heller has served as a Director of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. since 2003 and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of The New York College of Podiatric Medicine since 2013.

    Mr. Heller received a B.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP™).

  • Cynthia R.Cohen

    Founder and President, Strategic Mindshare

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    Cynthia R. Cohen

    Cynthia R. Cohen was elected as a director in 2006. Ms. Cohen founded and is President of Strategic Mindshare, a strategy consulting firm serving retailers, consumer brands and digital marketing firms. Ms. Cohen has recently served on several public company boards of directors including Steiner Leisure Limited, bebe Stores, Hot Topic and Sports Authority. She is a lecturer on board governance and serves on the board of advisors of WCD Foundation. Ms. Cohen is also an advisor and board member of several private digital and consumer product companies. She is a graduate of Boston University and is a member of the Board of Overseers there. Prior to founding Strategic Mindshare in 1990, Ms. Cohen was a Partner in Management Consulting at Deloitte.