In Washington, D.C., the ""Real Estate Roundtable"":www.rer.org/ has announced its new roster of directors. The organization recently appointed members of the board for the 2013 fiscal year, and the Roundtable's incoming chairman and 21-person board began their terms on July 1.[IMAGE]
Robert S. Taubman, chairman, CEO, and president of ""Taubman Centers, Inc."":www.taubman.com/, will become the Rountable's new chairman. In his new position, Taubman takes over duties from outgoing chairman, Daniel M. Neidich, the CEO of Dune Real Estate Partners LP.
""I'm honored to have been asked to lead this incredible organization,"" said Taubman, noting that the Roundtable over the past decade ""has built an outstanding reputation in[COLUMN_BREAK]
Washington as an industry group that offers balanced, fact-based policy positions on issues of importance to the nation's income-producing real estate sector.
""Thanks to the terrific leadership of Dan Neidich and our outgoing board, the active engagement of our member CEOs, our ability to work well with like-minded coalitions, and the professionalism and dedication of the Roundtable staff, we continue to make significant progress on key policy priorities,"" Taubman added.
Other incoming officers for the Roundtable's board of directors include Thomas M. Flexner, global head of real estate at ""Citigroup"":www.citigroup.com/, who will serve as Roundtable Treasurer, and William C. Rudin, vice chairman and CEO of ""Rudin Management Company"":www.rudin.com/, Inc., who will continue as secretary of the Roundtable.
The Roundtable's full board is stocked with high-profile industry leaders including Ross Perot, Jr., chairman of ""Hillwood"":www.hillwood.com/, and Donald Wood, president and CEO for the ""Federal Realty Investment Trust"":www.federalrealty.com/. To view the entire 21-member lineup, interested parties can visit the Roundtable's website at RER.org.
The president and CEO of the Roundtable, Jeffrey DeBoer, stated of the 2013 board, ""With so many significant policy issues requiring clarification - including budget, tax, and financial regulatory policies - the Roundtable will continue to present practical policy solutions supported by industry leaders and experts.""