|Kenneth F. Bernstein|
President and Chief Executive Officer
|Kenneth F. Bernstein is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Realty Trust, which he co-founded in 1998. Acadia Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition, redevelopment and management of open air retail properties. Acadia owns, or has ownership interest in over 100 properties totaling approximately $4 billion dollars in value. |
Acadia is also the manager of a series of discretionary institutional acquisition funds. Acadia recently launched Fund V which is capitalized to acquire $1.5 billion dollars of retail properties.
Mr. Bernstein served as Chief Operating Officer of RD Capital until its merger with Mark Centers Trust in 1998, creating Acadia Realty Trust. Prior to that, Mr. Bernstein was an associate with the New York law firm of Battle Fowler, LLP.
Mr. Bernstein received his BA from the University of Vermont and his JD from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Bernstein sits on the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves as the 2016/2017 Vice Chairman. In addition to being a member of the World President’s Organization (YPO-WPO), where he was the founding chairman of the Real Estate Network, he currently sits on the Board of Advisors. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Golub Capital (NASDAQ:GBDC).
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Christopher Conlon has been Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Acadia Realty Trust since January 2012 and served as Senior Vice President - Leasing and Development for 3 years prior to that. Preceding his tenure at Acadia, he was a partner at Ripco Real Estate Corporation for 15 years where he was responsible for the leasing and development/ redevelopment of neighborhood shopping centers, vertical urban retail centers and mixed-use properties with retail components. Mr. Conlon received his Bachelor of Arts 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
Jason Blacksberg has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Acadia Realty Trust since May 2014, as well as Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary since 2016. He is accountable for leading and executing Acadia’s legal strategy and affairs. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Blacksberg was Senior Vice President of Investments & Assistant General Counsel at the Trump Organization. Before joining Trump, he 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 has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
John Gottfried joined Acadia Realty Trust in June 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting, real estate finance, capital market activities, tax and treasury functions. He joined Acadia after 18 years at PwC, where he was a Partner and most recently served as the assurance leader of PwC’s New York City Real Estate practice. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
|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.|
|Heather Moore, Esq.|
Sr. Vice President, Leasing Operations
|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.|
|Joseph M. Napolitano|
Sr. Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Joseph M. Napolitano has been Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Acadia Realty Trust since April 2007 and is accountable for managing the Company’s property management, human resources, marketing and information technology disciplines. He has been with the Company since 1995, and has 35 years of real estate experience. Mr. Napolitano has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Adelphi University, 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) certified by the Building Owners and Managers Institute International. Mr. Napolitano is also a board member for DDI (Developmental Disabilities Institute), a non-profit, multi-site agency serving the special needs of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
Sr. 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 also oversees Acadia’s risk management department and Acadia’s highly-acclaimed internship program. 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), a licensed New York State Real Estate Salesperson and a Board of Education Trustee for the Mahopac Central School District. 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).|
|Amy L. Racanello|
Sr. Vice President, Capital Markets & Investments
|As Senior Vice President of Capital Markets & Investments, Ms. Racanello leads all aspects of Acadia’s institutional fund platform, including capital raising, valuations, financial reporting, and investor relations. She is also responsible for Acadia’s corporate communications and has been a member of the company’s seven-person investment committee since 2012. 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.|
Sr. Vice President, Development
|John Swagerty joined Acadia in 2011 and oversees all value-add development activities across Acadia’s core and fund operating platforms, which include street-retail properties and suburban shopping centers. Mr. Swagerty is responsible for all aspects of the value-add process, including entitlements and permitting, concept design, leasing and construction coordination, and financial projections and reporting. Prior to Acadia, Mr. Swagerty served as Vice President of Retail Development for Forest City Enterprises, overseeing the development process of large-scale, complex urban projects. Mr. Swagerty received a BA from Yale University and a M.S. in Real Estate Development from New York University.|
|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.|
|Maria Caronna has been part of the Acadia Team for over 22 years. Mrs. Caronna is responsible for overseeing all Treasury functions, including daily cash operations, Banking relationships and audit compliance. Mrs. Caronna strives to keep Fraud Prevention and Fraud Protection considerations in the forefront, proactively researching and implementing current industry recommendations. Mrs. Caronna holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Farmingdale State College and graduated with Latin Honors, Magna Cum Laude.|
Vice President, Internal Audit & Financial Risk Management
|Mr. Craine is responsible for overseeing all of Acadia’s SEC financial reporting. Mr. Craine has been with the Company since 2005. Mr. Craine is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cornell University in 2001.|
Vice President, Property Management
|Mr. Hill joined Acadia in 2007 as a project manager within the company’s construction department and played key roles in redeveloping several of the company’s NYC urban projects. In 2012, Mr. Hill transitioned to Acadia’s property management team where he is responsible for managing ~ 2M sf of AKR’s portfolio, along with being accountable for overseeing multiple regional managers. Mr. Hill also plays a key role in overseeing the due diligence process for property operations, as well as supervising property management’s construction projects. Mr. Hill is a graduate of Manhattanville College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and is a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM of ICSC).|
Vice President, Financial Reporting & Policy
|Ms. Holcomb, who is responsible for overseeing of Acadia’s SEC financial reporting and technical accounting, joined Acadia in 2017 after overseeing the SEC reporting at W. P. Carey and its public funds. Ms. Holcomb received a Bachelor of Science from New York University.|
Vice President, Leasing
|Alexander Levine joined Acadia in 2019 and oversees all leasing activities for Acadia’s core and fund platforms. Prior to Acadia, Mr. Levine served as Chief Operating Officer for Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., primarily overseeing all leasing and development activities across the company’s international portfolio of retail and hospitality assets. Mr. Levine attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he received a BA in Political Science.|
|Elizabeth (Liz) King |
Vice President, Treasury
|Liz joins us from the Blackstone Group where she worked both in the New York and London. Her 17 years of experience makes her a versatile financial leader with a wealth of experience in Treasury and Accounting. Across her tenure at The Blackstone Group she successfully implemented various systems including a Global Treasury Management Workstation, a T&E system, and a Procurement system. She has built deep relationships with multiple banking partners both here in the US and abroad.|
Co-Head of Acquisitions
|Mr. Livingston is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting and execution of core and value-add investments. Additionally, he directs the Asset Management of select properties in Acadia’s opportunity fund vehicles. Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Livingston was a Principal at TerraMark, LLC a development joint venture with Fisher Brothers in New York . Prior to TerraMark, he was a member of the Acquisition and Asset Management teams of UrbanAmerica, LP, a private equity real estate fund focused on retail and office assets. Mr. Livingston received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University School of Law.|
|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.|
Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, Controller
Mr. Pappa is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department. Prior to joining Acadia in 2007, Mr. Pappa was employed at Urstadt Biddle Properties as a property accountant and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
|David Rodriguez |
Vice President, Information Technology
|David Rodriguez is the VP of Information Technology and has been with Acadia since 2013. With over 25 years of experience, David has been instrumental in our efforts to expand and protect the business by leveraging cloud computing technologies. David has held numerous senior management positions for various companies in the Hospitality, Manufacturing and Retail industry. His last position was Director of Operations and Solutions Architect for Align, a prestigious IT consulting firm supporting financial institutions in the Wall Street area. David’s specialties include Cloud Technology, Network Design, Cyber Security and Compliance Auditing.|
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.|
Co-Head of Acquisitions
|Jessica Zaski joined Acadia in 2011 is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting and execution of core and value-add investments, with a focus on New York City and Chicago. Ms. Zaski graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Psychology from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.|