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ACADIA REALTY TRUST filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/26/2019
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Trustee Qualifications: The Board believes Ms. Thurber’s qualifications to sit on the Board include her extensive real estate investment, capital markets and board experiences. Highlights of these qualifications include Ms. Thurber's:



experience as CEO, Co-president or Chairman of real estate investment management companies for over twenty-two years;


extensive experience investing in and managing real estate properties including retail shopping centers, neighborhood and community centers and mixed-use properties;


experience in investing and managing real estate in private fund entities on behalf of institutional investors for twenty-six years;


current service on one other public REIT board, one SEC registered non-traded REIT, and past service on numerous private real estate fund and company boards;


service on audit, finance, nominating and compensation committees of real estate company boards; and


over 35 years’ experience in the real estate industry



Lee S. Wielansky, age 67


Professional Experience:  Mr. Wielansky has been a Trustee of the Company since May 2000 and the Lead Trustee since 2004. Mr. Wielansky has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Midland Development Group, Inc., which focuses on the development of retail properties in the mid-west and southeast, since May 2003. From November 2000 to March 2003, Mr. Wielansky served as Chief Executive Officer and President of JDN Development Company, Inc. and a director of JDN Realty Corporation through its merger with Developers Diversified Realty Corporation in 2003. He was also a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Midland Development Group, Inc. from 1983 through 1998 when the company sold its assets to Regency Centers Corporation. Mr. Wielansky is Chairman of the Board of Brookdale Senior Living and a member of the NACD.


Trustee Qualifications: The Board believes Mr. Wielansky's qualifications to sit on the Board include his real estate development, public company board, fund, asset management and CEO experience. Highlights of these qualifications include Mr. Wielansky's:



over 38 years of real estate development experience;


his role in developing over 150 shopping centers;


his service as Chairman and CEO of Midland Development Group, Inc., which focuses on the development of retail properties in the mid-west and southeast, since May 2003;


service on the boards of directors of four public companies, including three current public company directorships;


service on compensation and audit committees;


current service as the Lead Trustee of the Company, a position he has held since 2004;


responsibility for the asset management of 100 properties, accounting for over 11 million square feet;


former position as CEO of JDN Development Company; and


former position as Senior Vice President and Director of Regency Centers.


C. David Zoba, age 67


Professional Experience:  Mr. Zoba has been a Trustee of the Company since August 2015. Mr. Zoba retired on January 31, 2016 from his position as Senior Real Estate Strategy advisor for Gap Inc. that he held since 2015, after having served, since 2009, as Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate and Store Development for Gap Inc., the $15 billion retailer operating as Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix and Outlet Brands. Immediately prior to joining Gap, Inc., Mr. Zoba was Principal and Chief Operating Officer for Steiner +Associates, one of the country's most respected mixed-use retail developers. From November 2004 through April 2006, Mr. Zoba served as president and chief operating officer of Premier Properties, a real estate development company. From 2001 through late 2004, Mr. Zoba worked for Galyan's Trading Company, Inc., where, as EVP, he helped create and launch a specialty sporting goods retailer that later became part of Dick's Sporting Goods. In the mid-1990s, Mr. Zoba was with The Limited (now L Brands) and served as chief transaction attorney, and then expanded his responsibilities significantly to other areas during his seven years there. Mr. Zoba earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended the London School of Economics for graduate studies. Mr. Zoba has a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University Law School. Since July 2015, Mr. Zoba has been Chairman (Non-Executive), Global Retail Leasing Board, with Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. Mr. Zoba is also a past Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He serves as a consultant for Crown Acquisitions, Inc., serving as a non-employee consultant in connection with urban retail real estate acquisitions and in support of retailer relationships. Mr. Zoba also serves on the Board of PF Baseline Fitness, a franchisee of Planet Fitness.  Mr. Zoba is also a co-founder and principal of Direct Brands Group, which is a start-up company that serves as a platform for operating international retail brands in North America under its “HiO” brand.