April – Briefs/People

Inland Real Estate Investment names Conlon CEO; Realty Income elects McKee Non-Executive Chairman; Simon joins Kilroy as EVP; Collins becomes Equity Office regional operations director; Wells names Kennedy president & COO; Wells names Kennedy president & COO; Greystar appoints Hutchinson senior managing director; Kaufman joins KBS as SVP.

Inland Real Estate Investment Names Conlon CEO

Inland Real Estate Investment Corp. has named Brian Conlon CEO as part of the company’s long-term succession-planning process. Brenda Gujral will continue to serve as president. Conlon will also continue to serve as a director of Inland Real Estate Investment Corp., and as president & director of Inland Securities Corp., where he oversees all capital-raising activities. He joined the firm in 1999 and began his career in the securities industry in 1983.

Gujral will retain her responsibilities as a director of Inland Real Estate Investment Corp., chairman of the board of Inland Monthly Income Trust Inc. and a director of Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc. and Western Real Estate Trust Inc.

Realty Income Elects McKee Non-Executive Chairman

Realty Income Corp.’s board of directors has elected Michael McKee as its new non-executive chairman. Donald Cameron, the company’s current chairman, will retire from the board of directors effective at the board’s meeting in May 2012. McKee currently serves as the CEO of the U.S. business of Bentall Kennedy L.P. Prior to joining Bentall, he served as vice chairman of the board at The Irvine Co.

Simon Joins Kilroy as EVP

David Simon has joined Kilroy Realty Corp. as executive vice president. He comes to the firm from Broadreach Capital Partners, where he served as managing director. In his new role, Simon will be tasked with developing and executing a value-add strategy for Kilroy’s existing 3.4 million-square-foot industrial portfolio, as well as identifying and acquiring value-add opportunities in the greater Los Angeles area.

Collins Becomes Equity Office Regional Operations Director

Equity Office Properties has hired Brian Collins to serve as regional director of operations. He brings more than 15 years of real estate investment management experience to the role. Collins previously served as a director at Long Wharf Real Estate Partners. Prior to that, he was a director involved in asset management at the Fidelity Real Estate Group.

Wells Names Kennedy President & COO

Wells Real Estate Funds has named Robert Kennedy president & COO. In his new role, Kennedy will be responsible for executing corporate strategy and managing the day-to-day business operations of the real estate investment company. Kennedy joined Wells Real Estate Funds in 2009 and most recently served as a senior vice president in product development and special projects. He has more than 20 years of experience in the investment banking industry.

Greystar Appoints Hutchinson Senior Managing Director

Greystar has named Ray Hutchinson as a senior managing director of real estate. He will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office and will oversee property management operations throughout the Southeast, which includes Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, the Carolinas and Kentucky. Hutchinson was previously a principal & co-founder of Allegiant Residential.

Kaufman Joins KBS as SVP

Randi Kaufman has joined KBS Realty Advisors as a senior vice president & asset manager. She will be responsible for the Northeast region and will be based in New York. Kaufman comes to KBS from Blackrock Inc., where she was vice president & asset manager, responsible for a $500 million portfolio of multi-family units, condominiums and land developments. Prior to that, she was an investment manager for the Hampshire Cos. in Morristown, N.J.