NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CXP) has named David Cheikin Senior Vice President – Strategic Real Estate Initiatives. Based in Columbia’s New York office, Cheikin will provide operational leadership for Columbia’s national real estate portfolio, with direct oversight of its properties in New York, Washington D.C., and Boston. He will also serve on Columbia’s Investment Committee.
Cheikin spent the past 16 years with Brookfield Properties, serving most recently as Executive Vice President and head of its New York and Boston regions. In that role, Cheikin oversaw the performance of that company’s 25 million-square-foot commercial office portfolio in those regions.
“We are extremely pleased to have Dave join Columbia,” said Nelson Mills, Chief Executive Officer. “He has a strong track record of leadership and strategic planning, with a particular emphasis on managing significant operational initiatives in New York City, our largest market. He is joining a team that has demonstrated its ability to serve tenants, operate effectively, and create value. We are confident that Dave’s talents and leadership will substantially enhance those capabilities.”
About Columbia Property Trust
Columbia Property Trust (NYSE: CXP) owns and operates Class-A office buildings concentrated in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Its portfolio includes 19 properties with approximately nine million square feet. Columbia carries an investment-grade rating from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. For more information, please visit www.columbia.reit.
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