SL Green Realty, New York City’s largest owner of commercial office properties, has appointed James Mead as chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 December 2010. He succeeds Gregory Hughes, who is leaving to pursue other professional interests.
Mead is a veteran financial executive who has worked in the commercial real estate industry for virtually his entire career. Most recently, he served from 2004 until earlier this year as CFO for Strategic Hotels and Resorts, a Chicago-based hospitality real estate investment trust (REIT) specialising in high-end properties.
Early in his career, Mead served in various capacities at JP Morgan, including as vice president, real estate investment banking. He joined the Irvine Company in 1991, where he was vice president of corporate finance, and led the team that planned and executed the initial public offering (IPO) for Irvine Apartment Communities. He served as that company’s treasurer, and then as CFO and corporate secretary.
A graduate of Tulane University, Mead holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden School of Business Administration.
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