Kenneth F. Bernstein
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth F. Bernstein is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Realty Trust, the retail real estate investment trust (REIT) that he co-founded in 1998. Acadia (NYSE:AKR) remains focused on delivering long-term, profitable growth for all of its stakeholders via its dual – core and fund – operating platforms and its disciplined, location-driven investment strategy. The company 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 street-retail corridors and making profitable opportunistic and value-add investments through its series of discretionary, institutional funds.

Mr. Bernstein previously served as Chief Operating Officer of RD Capital, Inc., a privately-held investment company that merged with publicly-traded REIT Mark Centers Trust in 1998, creating Acadia Realty Trust. Prior to that, Mr. Bernstein was an associate with New York-based law firm Battle Fowler LLP.

Mr. Bernstein received his B.A. from the University of Vermont and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. Mr. Bernstein is a Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the past co-chair of the ICSC Open-Air Centers Committee. He is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and formerly served on its Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Real Estate Roundtable, and the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), where he is a member of the Board of Advisors and was the founding chairman of the Real Estate Network. Mr. Bernstein is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Real Estate at Baruch College and serves on the Boards of BRT Realty Trust (NYSE:BRT) and Golub Capital (NASDAQ:GBDC).

Joel Braun
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Braun is responsible for all merger and acquisition activities at Acadia, as well as overseeing leasing, construction and development. Previously, Mr. Braun was Vice President of Acquisitions for RD Capital, Inc., a private investment company owning shopping centers and multi-family properties throughout the Northeast and Midwest. In 1998, RD Capital, Inc. merged with Mark Centers Trust to form Acadia Realty Trust. Mr. Braun holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and psychology from Boston University and a Master's Degree in Planning from The Johns Hopkins University.

Christopher Conlon
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
As Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Conlon is responsible for investments in retail, mixed-use and urban redevelopment opportunities for the Company, in both existing and new markets. In addition, he is responsible for the design and implementation of leasing strategies for Acadia. Mr. Conlon joined Acadia with over 20 years experience in the retail real estate and development industry. Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Conlon was a Partner at Ripco Real Estate Corporation, responsible for the leasing and development/redevelopment of neighborhood centers, vertical urban retail centers, and mixed-use properties with retail components. Mr. Conlon received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.

Jason Blacksberg, Esq.
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel
Mr. Blacksberg is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Acadia. He is accountable for leading and executing Acadia’s legal strategy and affairs. Prior to joining Acadia in 2014, Mr. Blacksberg was Senior Vice President of Investments & Assistant General Counsel at the Trump Organization, where he spearheaded several complex real estate and commercial transactions. Prior to joining Trump, Mr. Blacksberg was an Associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Mr. Blacksberg began his legal career as a Law Clerk to Chief Judge Marilyn Huff in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of CA. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jon Grisham
Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Grisham is responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting, real estate finance, capital market activities, tax and treasury. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and has been with Acadia since its formation in 1998. Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Grisham served as Controller at Mark Centers Trust from 1993 to 1998 and at the public accounting firm of Aronson & Company located in Washington, DC from 1987 to 1992. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters degree in Finance from Kings College and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University.

Richard M. Hartmann
Sr. Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Hartmann is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department. Prior to joining Acadia in 1997, Mr. Hartmann was employed at Kimco Realty Corporation as a senior accountant and Coopers and Lybrand as a senior associate. Mr. Hartmann is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from New York University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1988.

Robert Masters, Esq.
Sr. Vice President, Sr. Legal Counsel
Mr. Masters has been a member of Acadia’s legal team since 1998 and was with the Company’s predecessor, RD Capital Inc., since 1994. Additionally, Mr. Masters serves as Acadia’s Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s risk and crisis management plans. Prior to 1994, Mr. Masters was General Counsel for API Asset Management and before that he was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for European American Bank from 1985 to 1990 and Vice President and Counsel for National Westminster Bank from 1977 to 1985. Mr. Masters received his Bachelor of Arts from the City University of New York and his Juris Doctor degree from New York University Law School. Mr. Masters is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Joseph M. Napolitano
Sr. Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Napolitano is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Acadia. He is accountable for managing the company’s property management, human resources, marketing and information technology disciplines, as well as being responsible for the execution of the company’s strategic plan as it relates to human capital. Mr. Napolitano has been with the company since January 1995, and has over twenty-five years of real estate experience. Mr. Napolitano holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Adelphi University, and is a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) as certified by the Human Capital Institute, is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) by the Institute of Real Estate Management, and is a Real Property Administrator (RPA) by the Building Owners and Managers Institute International.

Herb Eilberg
Sr. Vice President, Acquisitions
Mr. Eilberg joined the acquisitions team of Acadia Realty Trust in 2011. He is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting and execution of core and value-add investments. Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Eilberg was a member of the acquisitions team at The Milestone Group, a multifamily owner-operator and prior to that, he was a member of the real estate private equity team at Perry Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund. Prior to Perry Capital, Mr. Eilberg was a member of the acquisitions team at Soros Real Estate Partners. Mr. Eilberg received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Brown University in 1999.

Heather Moore, Esq.
Sr. Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Mrs. Moore has been a member of the legal department at Acadia since 2003. She is responsible for overseeing the leasing and landlord/tenant related matters and redevelopment projects, as well as the employment/human resource issues for the company. Prior to joining Acadia, Mrs. Moore worked at the law firm of Shutts and Bowen, LLP in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and from 1997 to 2000 she was an associate with the law firm of Tripp Scott, P.A. Mrs. Moore received her B.B.A. in Legal Studies with honors, as well as her J.D., from the University of Miami in 1994 and 1997, respectively. She is a member of the Florida Bar.

Steven F. Adler
Vice President, Taxation
Mr. Adler is responsible for supervising Acadia’s tax reporting and tax structuring. Prior to joining Acadia in December 2008, Mr. Adler served as Chief Financial Officer of a New York based developer and opportunity fund manager. Previously, he was a principal in Ernst & Young’s real estate tax practice, where he focused on serving REITs and opportunity funds. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Adler was Chief Financial Officer for a real estate mezzanine fund, a real estate investment banker for several major Wall Street firms, and a tax accountant. He holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Timothy Collier
Vice President, Leasing
Mr. Collier joined Acadia’s Leasing team in 2011. He is responsible for new deals, the retention and growth of existing tenants in the portfolio’s legacy properties, fund assets as well as future development projects. Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Collier worked for Kimco Realty Corporation leasing in their New England/Northeast Region. Mr. Collier also worked at Pyramid Management Group as well as Eklecco, LLC at the Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY. Mr. Collier received his B.A. from State University of New York at Oswego, is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of the ICSC.

Rebecca Ferguson
Vice President, Human Capital
As Vice President, Human Capital, Mrs. Ferguson is responsible for strategically aligning Human Capital with corporate strategy. She champions employee development and cultural innovation to create a contemporary workplace. Mrs. Ferguson has been with the company since February 2005. Prior to joining Acadia, Mrs. Ferguson worked for George Comfort & Sons, a commercial real estate management firm. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Manhattan College.

Douglas R. Miller
Vice President, Lease Administration
Mr. Miller is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Lease Administration Department, which includes all of the billings, collections and audit compliance for the entire portfolio as well as the Tenant Coordination function. Prior to joining Acadia in September 2005, Mr. Miller was Director of Lease Administration for New Plan Excel (currently Brixmor) and Senior Commission Accountant for Cushman & Wakefield, compiling over twenty years of real estate experience. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Boston University.

Mark O'Connor
Vice President, Property Management
Mr. O’Connor oversees the management team that operates Acadia’s portfolio of properties. This includes the day to day operations such as repairs and maintenance, contract administration, loss prevention, tenant and city/municipality relations, capital improvements, budgeting and financial responsibility, construction, and more. Mr. O’Connor is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, is a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM, ICSC) and a licensed New York State Real Estate Salesperson. Prior to joining Acadia in 2007, Mr. O’Connor was employed in the property management discipline with Simon Property Group (1997-2007) and Central Parking Corporation (1992-1997).

Dawn Portney, Esq.
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Ethics Officer
Ms. Portney joined the legal department of Acadia Realty Trust in August 2005. She focuses on general corporate matters, corporate governance issues and public company filings, as well as acquisitions, dispositions and financings. Prior to joining Acadia, Ms. Portney was an associate at the White Plains, New York law firm of Cuddy & Feder LLP from 2000 through 2005. Prior to entering the field of law, Ms. Portney worked as a licensed audiologist. Ms. Portney received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education degrees from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1991 and 1992, respectively, and her J.D. from the Pace University School of Law in 2000. She is a member of the New York State Bar.

Amy L. Racanello
Vice President, Capital Markets & Investments
As Vice President, Capital Markets & Investments, Ms. Racanello is responsible for sourcing new equity capital and managing Acadia’s opportunity fund platform, including financial/information reporting, forecasting, and investor relations. Prior to joining Acadia, Ms. Racanello completed GE Capital’s Financial Management Program. Ms. Racanello graduated summa cum laude from the Carroll School of Management Honors Program at Boston College with a bachelor of science in management with a dual concentration in finance and corporate reporting & analysis.

Kellie Varden Shapiro
Vice President, Risk Management
Mrs. Shapiro works closely with senior management and all departments within the organization analyzing, developing and implementing an enterprise risk management process to manage all risk affecting Acadia's entire portfolio. Mrs. Shapiro is involved in the review and drafting of insurance requirements in all written agreements, development of best practices in loss prevention, loss control and safety at the development projects as well as our stabilized properties. She coordinates the purchase of all types of insurance, oversees the claims handling process and negotiates settlements with insurance carriers on corporate liability issues. Mrs. Shapiro has been employed by Acadia since 2007 and has over 19 years experience in the insurance industry. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration Degree with a major is Risk Management/Insurance from Georgia State University. Beginning her career in 1990, she held senior underwriting positions with both Executive Risk Management Associates and Chubb Group of Insurance Companies as well as being a financial products insurance broker with Marsh & McLennan, Inc.

Karen Yamrus
Asst. Vice President, Senior Paralegal
Ms. Yamrus has been a member of the Acadia legal team since its inception in 1998 and has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She concentrates her efforts in the commercial real estate area in negotiating, drafting and documenting retail lease agreements and related legal contracts. Prior to joining Acadia, Ms. Yamrus worked for Mark Centers Trust as Senior Paralegal from 1987 to 1998. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Legal Assistant Certification from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Ms. Yamrus maintains membership in the International Council of Shopping Centers and is also licensed as a Real Estate Sales person by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.