Thomas Zacharias
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Thomas E. Zacharias

Mr. Zacharias has served on the board of directors since June 2014 and currently serves as President of Zacharias & Co. LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm. From March 2005 to March 2017, Mr. Zacharias served as Chief Operating Officer of W. P. Carey, Inc., a publicly traded REIT that owns and manages a global diversified portfolio of net lease assets, where he was responsible for $23 billion in real estate assets. Prior to joining W. P. Carey in 2002, Mr. Zacharias was a Senior Vice President of MetroNexus, a Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds Enterprise and was a Principal at Lend Lease Development U.S., a global real estate investment management company and subsidiary of Lend Lease Corporation. Between 1981 and 1998, he was an investment officer at Corporate Property Investors, a private equity REIT sponsored by Lazard Frères that was merged into Simon Property Group in 1998 for $5.8 billion. Since May 2018, Mr. Zacharias has served on the Board of Directors of Fred’s Inc. and previously served on the Board of Directors of Payless Holding, LLC. Mr. Zacharias received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management.