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Forest City Realty Trust appoints new directors

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Staff Writer | Cleveland, Oh., USA | April 18, 2018
Forest City Realty TrustForest City Realty Trust has appointed Michelle Felman, Jerome J. Lande, Adam S. Metz, Gavin Molinelli, Marran H. Ogilvie, Mark S. Ordan, William R. Roberts and Robert A. Schriesheim as new independent directors.
Michelle Felman currently serves on the Advisory Board at Turner Impact Capital, a social impact platform that focuses on charter schools and workforce housing.

Ms. Felman is a Trustee of Choice Properties (CHP-TSX), a listed retail REIT spun off by Loblaws Companies Limited, where she serves on the Governance and Comp Committees, and of The Partners Group (PGPHF), a global private equity firm, where she serves as the Chair of the Investment Oversight Committee.

Ms. Felman is a Board member of Reonomy, a private real estate technology company.

She is also on the Board of Directors of Cumming Corp, a global project management and cost consulting company.

Ms. Felman is a founder of JAM Holdings, an investment and advisory firm. From 1997-2010, she served as the Executive Vice President – Co-Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets for Vornado Realty Trust and remained a consultant to VNO through December 2012.

She began her career at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division and later joined GE Capital as a Managing Director of Business Development.

Jerome J. Lande is a Partner and Head of Special Situations for Scopia Capital Management LP.

Previously, Mr. Lande was the managing partner of Coppersmith Capital, an asset management firm focused on equity investing and active engagement for long-term value creation, which he co-founded in April 2012.

Prior to co-founding Coppersmith, Mr. Lande was a partner of MCM Capital Management, LLC, the general partner of MMI Investments, LP, a small-cap investment fund founded in 1996 to employ private equity investing methodologies in public equities, and where he oversaw research, trading and activism from 1998 to 2011.

Mr. Lande served as corporate development officer of Key Components, Inc., a global diversified industrial manufacturer, from 1999 until its acquisition in 2004.

He serves on the boards of CONMED Corporation and Itron, Inc.

He holds a B.A. from Cornell University.

Adam S. Metz is currently Managing Director and Head of International Real Estate at The Carlyle Group.

He will be retiring from Carlyle in April of 2018.

Most recently, Mr. Metz served as Senior Advisor to TPG Capital's Real Estate Group.

Prior to joining TPG in April 2011, he was the Chief Executive Officer of General Growth Properties, Inc. from 2008 to 2010.

Before joining GGP, Mr. Metz was co-founding partner of Polaris Capital LLC.

He has previously held roles such as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Rodamco, North America, numerous positions with Urban Shopping Centers, Inc., Vice President in the Capital Markets group of JMB Realty, and Corporate Lending Officer in the Commercial Real Estate Lending Group at The First National Bank of Chicago.

Mr. Metz currently serves on the advisory boards of the real estate programs at both Cornell University and Northwestern University.

Gavin Molinelli is a Partner of Starboard Value LP.

Prior to Starboard's formation in 2011, as part of the spin-off, Mr. Molinelli was a Director and an Investment Analyst at Ramius LLC for the funds that comprised the Value and Opportunity investment platform.

Prior to joining Ramius in October 2006, he was an analyst in the Technology Investment Banking group at Banc of America Securities LLC.

Previously, Mr. Molinelli served on the boards of Depomed, Inc., Wausau Paper Corp. and Actel Corp.

Mr. Molinelli received a B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University.

Marran H. Ogilvie was a member of Ramius, LLC, an alternative investment management firm, where she served in various capacities from 1994 to 2009 before the firm's merger with Cowen Group, including as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.

Following the merger, Ms. Ogilvie served as Chief of Staff at Cowen Group, Inc. until 2010.

She currently serves as an Advisor to the Creditors Committee for the Lehman Brothers International (Europe) Administration.

Ms. Ogilvie also serves as a director of Evolution Petroleum, Ferro Corporation, Four Corners Property Trust for which she chairs the Audit Committee, LSB Industries, and Bemis Company.

She previously served as a Director for Southwest Bancorp, a regional commercial bank, Zais Financial Corp., a REIT, Seventy Seven Energy Inc., an oil field services company, and the Korea Fund, an investment company.

Mark S. Ordan is the Chief Executive Officer of Quality Care Properties, Inc., one of the nation's largest actively managed real estate companies focused on post-acute/skilled nursing and memory care/assisted living.

Prior to joining QCP, he served as WP Glimcher's Executive Chairman from January 2015 to December 2015 and as its Non-Executive Chairman from January 2016 to June 2016.

Mr. Ordan served as Washington Prime's Chief Executive Officer from May 2014 to January 2015.

Previously, he served as a director and led the turnarounds as Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Senior Living, LLC, and as Chief Executive Officer and President of The Mills Corporation.

Prior to this Mr. Ordan served as Chief Executive Officer of Balducci's LLC., and he was the founder and CEO of Fields Markets, Inc.

Mr. Ordan serves as a director of Vereit, and also serves on the boards of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

William R. Roberts began his career at an organization he would later lead.

He has more than 35 years of experience in business, operations and strategy and shares his knowledge and expertise with clients as president of the W.R. Roberts Company.

Mr. Roberts began his career with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, which later became Verizon, Washington, D.C., as a business office manager.

He held positions of increasing responsibility in Operations, Human Resources, Marketing, Public Affairs, and Government Relations, before assuming responsibility in 2000 for Verizon's public policy initiatives in Maryland, as president.

Subsequently in 2007, he was named region president of Verizon Maryland and the District of Columbia, overseeing all of the company's operations in those areas.

Mr. Roberts retired in 2011, following 32 years of service. Additionally, he has served as board chairman the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Robert A. Schriesheim is a director of Houlihan Lokey, a publicly traded global investment banking firm, NII Holdings (formerly Nextel International), a publicly traded provider of wireless communications services in Latin America, Skyworks Solutions, a publicly traded provider of wireless semiconductor solutions and of FirstAdvantage a privately-held portfolio company of private equity firm Symphony Technology Group.

Mr. Schriesheim served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sears Holdings from August 2011 until October 2016 and as a Senior Advisor until January of 2017.

From January 2010 to October 2010, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company that was acquired by Aon in October 2010.

From 2006 until 2009, Mr. Schriesheim was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lawson Software, a publicly traded ERP software provider.

Previously, he was affiliated with ARCH Development Partners, LLC, a seed stage venture capital fund and earlier he held executive positions at Global TeleSystems, SBC Equity Partners, Ameritech, AC Nielsen, and Brooke Group Ltd.

Previously, Mr. Schriesheim served as a director of a number of publicly traded companies including Lawson Software from 2006 until its sale in July 2011 to Infor and Golden Gate Capital, and Dobson Communications from 2004 to 2007, a rural wireless services communications company that was acquired by AT&T.

He was Co-Chairman of MSC Software from 2007 to 2009 a provider of integrated simulation solutions for designing and testing manufactured products that was acquired by Symphony Technology Group and of Georgia Gulf Corporation, an industrial chemicals manufacturer, from 2009 to 2010.