HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today the promotions of Lee Brody to Senior Vice President / Leasing Mid-Atlantic Region, Mark Stout to Senior Vice President / General Counsel, Darren Amato to Divisional Vice President / Acquisitions and Taylor Vaughan to Area Vice President / Leasing.
Lee Brody, Senior Vice President / Director Mid-Atlantic Region
Lee joined Weingarten in 2007 as an Associate Director of Leasing in Atlanta, was promoted to Vice President in 2010, Director Mid-Atlantic Region in May, 2013 and Senior Vice President in 2016. In his role, he has been particularly successful directing the leasing of new developments like Hilltop Village Center, Wake Forest Crossing II and Nottingham Commons as well as leading the Mid-Atlantic region’s leasing office. Lee has been a member of ICSC since 1998 and is an active participant of the organization. Since 1998, Lee has held the ICSC designation of CLS (Certified Leasing Specialist).
Mark Stout, Senior Vice President / General Counsel
Mark joined Weingarten in 1994 as an Assistant Counsel in the Legal Department, and has earned multiple promotions throughout the years, including Vice President of Legal Leasing, Associate General Counsel, and most recently as Vice President/General Counsel. Mark is a member of the State Bar of Texas as well as a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation where he has served on the nominating committee. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Darren Amato, Divisional Vice President / Acquisitions
Darren joined Weingarten in 2003 and has worked on various acquisition, disposition and joint venture projects. He has most recently held the position of Director of Acquisitions. Darren has a unique combination of common sense and creativity which has been critical in the success of Weingarten’s acquisition program over the last several years.
Taylor Vaughan, Area Vice President / Leasing
Taylor joined Weingarten in 2009 as a Leasing Executive in our Phoenix office where he was a consistent top producer. Taylor currently offices in Orange County and in his role, he will manage the leasing efforts for the Western Region from San Diego to Seattle.
"These Associates are an integral part of the Company’s overall success; their promotions reflect our acknowledgment in their ability and the contributions they make to Weingarten," stated Drew Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer.
About Weingarten Realty Investors
Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a shopping center owner, manager and developer. At December 31, 2015, the Company owned or operated under long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 232 properties which are located in 18 states spanning the country from coast to coast. These properties represent approximately 45.6 million square feet of which our interests in these properties aggregated approximately 28.0 million square feet of leasable area. To learn more about the Company’s operations and growth strategies, please visit www.weingarten.com.