Recent Study Finds Total Economic Impacts Attributed to MEPT Investments Equates to $18.1 billion Over Last 34 Years

MEPT Receives Top Ranking in GRESB Benchmark

During the first quarter of 2017, MEPT acquired Kedron Village II, an 157,185 square foot retail center for a total gross purchase price of $30.9 million.
Kedron Village II is located 30 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta in Peachtree City and is adjacent to an existing Fund-owned asset, Kedron Village I, a 93,356 square foot, grocery-anchored retail center acquired in 2011.


JV Closes on Acquisition of Two Rector Street

Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT), advised by Bentall Kennedy U.S. LP, in a joint-venture with Cove Property Group LLC have acquired the office building at 2 Rector St. in New York, NY from Kushner Companies and CIM Group LP…

First look: ‘Transformative’ 710-unit residential project planned in South End
Leggat McCall Properties on Monday submitted an expanded project notification form to the Boston Redevelopment Authority that highlights in greater detail the firm’s plans for a "transformative, contemporary development" spanning a full city block in the South End. The project team has named the project the "Harrison Albany Block" and proposed 710 residential units, a 40,100-square-foot office and 14,100 square feet of retail space for a 3.1-acre site in the South End formerly owned by Boston Medical Center…


Latest look at Trammell Crow’s updated Diridon project
A lot has changed in the years since downtown San Jose’s last office tower was built about six years ago. Tech&rsquos influence on workspace design has completely transformed the look and feel of new projects. Wide-open floors are in. So is proximity to housing, services and transit…



 

Policy Board Members


Rob Edwards
President
NewTower Trust Company

Robert Edwards is President at NewTower Trust Company. He is a member of the Trust Investment Committee (TIC), the Management Real Estate Investment Committee (MREIC), serves on the Policy Board and is an ex officio member of the NewTower Board of Directors. He oversees all aspects of NewTower. He has over twenty-five years of real estate and accounting experience and has worked with MEPT since 1990.

Prior to joining NewTower, Mr. Edwards was a Group Vice President at Riggs Bank; he was responsible for managing the financial reporting and monitoring portfolio performance, and supervising staff. He has a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Bucknell University. He is also a member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Michael McKee
Senior Advisor
Bentall Kennedy

Michael D. McKee is Senior Advisor of Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership, with overall responsibility for U.S. operations. Mr. McKee also serves on the Policy Board and is a member of the NewTower Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Bentall Kennedy in 2010, Mr. McKee served on the firm's Board of Managers. Prior thereto, he worked in executive level positions at The Irvine Company, a 140-year-old, privately-held corporation known for its vast portfolio of commercial properties and the sustainable residential communities it developed on The Irvine Ranch in Orange County, California.

Over his 14 years with The Irvine Company, Mr. McKee progressively served as Chief Legal Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and, ultimately, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Before joining The Irvine Company, Mr. McKee was a partner of the international law firm of Latham & Watkins. He holds a BA from Azusa Pacific University, an MA from the University of Southern California and a JD from the UCLA Law School. He currently sits on the boards of HCP, Inc., First American Financial Corporation and Realty Income Corporation and is a past director of Mandalay Bay Resorts, Irvine Apartment Communities, and Oasis Residential.


Gary Whitelaw
Group Chief Executive Officer
Bentall Kennedy

Gary Whitelaw is CEO of the Bentall Kennedy group of companies. Mr. Whitelaw is responsible for leading Bentall Kennedy and its operating subsidiaries, Bentall Investment Management, Bentall Real Estate Services, Bentall Retail Services, and Bentall Capital (U.S.) Inc. Mr. Whitelaw sits on the boards of all Bentall Kennedy entities and client funds, and is responsible for the performance and governance of all operating and investment groups. Prior to joining Bentall Investment Management in 1998, Mr. Whitelaw was Vice President and COO of Nexacor, Bell Canada's real estate division, which managed a 25 million square foot portfolio for numerous BCE group companies. Preceding Nexacor, Gary was Executive Vice President of Gentra Inc., then a Canadian public real estate corporation listed on TSX, where he was responsible for the management of the real estate group. Mr. Whitelaw has a professional degree in architecture from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Whitelaw is currently a Director of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) and previously, a Director of Real Property Association of Canada (RealPac). Gary is also a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences in both the US and Canada.

 

Daniel Toohey
Chairman, Board of Directors
NewTower Trust Company

Daniel W. Toohey is Chairman of the Board of Directors of NewTower Trust Company. Mr. Toohey chairs NewTower's Investor Relations Committee, is a member of the Audit Committee, and serves on the MEPT Policy Board. He currently conducts a nation-wide practice in Executive/Leadership coaching. He is a lawyer with over forty years of experience in government and private practice and served for seven years as the Managing Partner of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, a Washington D.C.-based law firm with an extensive financial services practice. He has lectured and written extensively on telecommunications and intellectual property law. In 1991 he joined the board of directors of the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., serving as an independent director until the sale of the company to Bloomberg in late 2011. Mr. Toohey served on several board committees, including service as their chairman. He served as Vice Chair, General Counsel and Trustee of the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. from 1987 to 2004. Mr. Toohey was a Director and General Counsel of the Greater Washington Board of Trade from 1992 to 1998 and a member of the Federal City Council's Executive Committee at the same time. He received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from St. Louis University.

 



 



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