Mr. Case has been extensively involved in the broader real estate industry, having served as an Associate on the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Board of Governors, as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC) from 2001 to 2009, where he served on the Executive Committee from 2002 to 2004. He is also a member of The President’s Council of The Real Estate Roundtable, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
In addition, Realty Income announced that Sumit Roy has been named Executive Vice President, Acquisitions. In this role, Mr. Roy will assume the day-to-day responsibility of implementing the company’s acquisition strategy. Mr. Roy most recently was Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and is responsible for working on the large property portfolio acquisitions that have made up the bulk of the company’s recent property purchases.
Prior to joining the company in 2011, Mr. Roy was a New York-based investment banker serving as Executive Director in the Global Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group for UBS Investment Bank, where he covered real estate companies (including Realty Income) in the United States, and executed transactions in Argentina, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. Prior to his tenure at UBS, he held positions as Manager, Corporate Finance for MeadWestvaco; Associate, Technology Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch; and as a Principal at Cap Gemini. Mr. Roy holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Computer Science, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
The company also announced that Janeen S. Bedard has been promoted to Associate Vice President, Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer for Strategic Planning. In her new role, Ms. Bedard will work with CEO Tom Lewis and Co-Presidents Gary Malino and John Case on the company’s strategic and operational planning process. Ms. Bedard joined Realty Income in 2006 and has served in a variety of capacities, including Real Estate Research, Property Management and Leasing. Janeen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California and will join the 2013 Cross Continent MBA class at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.