Acadia Realty Trust Announces Key Promotions

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Feb 03, 2021

Acadia Realty Trust Announces Key Promotions

RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2021-- Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR) (“Acadia” or the “Company”) today announced the promotion of two senior professionals to support its continued long-term growth.

A.J. Levine has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Leasing, where he will continue to direct the Company’s leasing strategy for all core and fund investments, including urban retail and mixed-use properties, street retail, and suburban shopping centers. Mr. Levine will also continue to oversee leasing diligence for prospective investments. Since 2019, Mr. Levine has been instrumental to the Company’s growth through his and his team’s leasing and diligence efforts. Additionally, Mr. Levine directed the Company’s tenant outreach and negotiations during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, successfully maintaining overall portfolio occupancy rates and collections. Mr. Levine reports to the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Christopher Conlon.

Tulani Thaw has been promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, where she will continue to advise the Company on a variety of legal matters, with a focus on matters related to the Company’s core and fund transactional activity. Since joining the Company in 2015, Ms. Thaw has played an integral role in the Company’s execution of its investment strategy and has negotiated, and provided counsel on, a number of complex acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, preferred equity investments and financings. In addition, Ms. Thaw regularly provides strategic advice to the Company on various operational and debt matters and is actively involved in managing the Company’s corporate governance affairs. Ms. Thaw reports to the Company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Jason Blacksberg.

“I am proud to announce these promotions today,” said Kenneth F. Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Being able to identify and develop those within our organization who can help shape our future is vital to our long-term growth. AJ and Tulani have each advanced to become key leaders within Acadia, and I am pleased to recognize their significant contributions to the Company and our ongoing success. I look forward to partnering with AJ and Tulani as we continue to capitalize on new opportunities and leverage our deep bench strength.”

About Acadia Realty Trust

Acadia Realty Trust is an equity real estate investment trust focused on delivering long-term, profitable growth via its dual – core and fund – operating platforms and its disciplined, location-driven investment strategy. Acadia Realty Trust is accomplishing this goal by building a best-in-class core real estate portfolio with meaningful concentrations of assets in the nation’s most dynamic urban and street-retail corridors; making profitable opportunistic and value-add investments through its series of discretionary, institutional funds; and maintaining a strong balance sheet. For further information, please visit

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations are generally identifiable by use of the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend” or “project,” or the negative thereof, or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results and financial performance to be materially different from future results and financial performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: (i) economic, political and social uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including (a) the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of governmental relief in providing assistance to large and small businesses, including the Company’s tenants, that have suffered significant declines in revenues as a result of mandatory business shut-downs, “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders and social distancing practices, as well as individuals adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, (b) the duration of any such orders or other formal recommendations for social distancing and the speed and extent to which revenues of the Company’s retail tenants recover following the lifting of any such orders or recommendations, (c) the potential impact of any such events on the obligations of the Company’s tenants to make rent and other payments or honor other commitments under existing leases, (d) to the extent we were seeking to sell properties in the near term, significantly greater uncertainty regarding our ability to do so at attractive prices, (e) the potential adverse impact on returns from development and redevelopment projects, and (f) the broader impact of the severe economic contraction and increase in unemployment that has occurred in the short term and negative consequences that will occur if these trends are not quickly reversed; (ii) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants (in particular its major tenants) and other third parties to satisfy their obligations under their respective contractual arrangements with the Company; (iii) macroeconomic conditions, such as a disruption of or lack of access to the capital markets; (iv) the Company’s success in implementing its business strategy and its ability to identify, underwrite, finance, consummate and integrate diversifying acquisitions and investments; (v) changes in general economic conditions or economic conditions in the markets in which the Company may, from time to time, compete, and their effect on the Company’s revenues, earnings and funding sources; (vi) increases in the Company’s borrowing costs as a result of changes in interest rates and other factors, including the potential phasing out of the London Interbank Offered Rate after 2021; (vii) the Company’s ability to pay down, refinance, restructure or extend its indebtedness as it becomes due; (viii) the Company’s investments in joint ventures and unconsolidated entities, including its lack of sole decision-making authority and its reliance on its joint venture partners’ financial condition; (ix) the Company’s ability to obtain the financial results expected from its development and redevelopment projects; (x) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants to renew their leases with the Company upon expiration, the Company’s ability to re-lease its properties on the same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or in the event the Company exercises its right to replace an existing tenant, and obligations the Company may incur in connection with the replacement of an existing tenant; (xi) the Company’s liability for environmental matters; (xii) damage to the Company’s properties from catastrophic weather and other natural events, and the physical effects of climate change; (xiii) uninsured losses; (xiv) the Company’s ability and willingness to maintain its qualification as a REIT in light of economic, market, legal, tax and other considerations; (xv) information technology security breaches, including increased cybersecurity risks relating to the use of remote technology during the COVID-19 pandemic; and (xvi) the loss of key executives. The risks described above are not exhaustive and additional factors could adversely affect the Company’s business and financial performance, including the risk factors discussed under the section captioned “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and other periodic or current reports the Company files with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date hereof. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or change in the events, conditions or circumstances on which such forward-looking statements are based.

The Company uses, and intends to use, the Investors page of its website, which can be found at, as a means of disclosing material nonpublic information and of complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD, including, without limitation, through the posting of investor presentations that may include material nonpublic information. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investors page, in addition to following the Company’s press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

Sunny Holcomb
(914) 288-8100

Source: Acadia Realty Trust