Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

David H. Hoster II
David H. Hoster II
Chairman of the Board
David H. Hoster II Mr. Hoster is Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since January 2016. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1997 to December 2015. He has served as a director since 1993 and was President of the Company from 1993 to March 2015. His leadership experience and Company and industry knowledge, including 40 years involvement with publicly held REITs and extensive experience with industrial real estate provide valuable insight to the Board of Directors in formulating and executing the Company’s strategy. Mr. Hoster previously served on the NAREIT Board of Governors and he serves on the Board of Directors of Trustmark National Bank and Trustmark Corporation. He received a BA degree with honors from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Marshall A. Loeb
Marshall A. Loeb
President & Chief Executive Officer
Marshall A. Loeb Mr. Loeb has served as the President of the Company since March 2015 and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since January 2016. He rejoined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2015 from Glimcher Realty Trust, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2015. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Parkway Properties, Inc. Mr. Loeb, who was with EastGroup from 1991 to 2000, began with the Company as an asset manager and rose to senior vice president after having a variety of responsibilities with the Company. Mr. Loeb has more than 25 years of experience with publicly held REITS and brings real estate industry, finance, operations, development, and executive leadership expertise to the Board of Directors. He received a BS in Accounting and a Master of Tax Accounting degree from the University of Alabama, then earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Bruce Corkern, CPA
Bruce Corkern, CPA
Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer
Bruce Corkern, CPA Bruce Corkern formerly served as the Vice President of Finance for the Jackson/Monroe Division of Time Warner Cable and as controller with the Eastover Group (now EGP). Mr. Corkern is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and is a Certified Public Accountant.
John F. Coleman
John F. Coleman
Senior Vice President
John F. Coleman John F. Coleman is Senior Vice President of the Florida regional office for EastGroup in Orlando, Florida. Prior to joining EastGroup in September 2001, Mr. Coleman was Senior Vice President with Duke-Weeks Realty Corporation. He has also worked within the Real Estate Division of GE Capital, and for Mobil Land Development. Mr. Coleman received his B.S. and Masters in Architecture from Clemson University.
Brent W. Wood
Brent W. Wood
Senior Vice President
Brent W. Wood Brent W. Wood is Senior Vice President and head of EastGroup's regional office in Houston, Texas. Mr. Wood joined EastGroup in 1996, serving as Assistant Controller, Senior Asset Manager and more recently Vice President. Prior to joining EastGroup, he was a Senior Audit Consultant with a regional public accounting firm. Mr. Wood is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor and Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi.
Chris Segrest
Chris Segrest
Vice President
Chris Segrest Chris Segrest is Vice President of the Florida regional office for EastGroup in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Segrest has been with EastGroup since 1997. He has served as Assistant Controller and more recently as Senior Asset Manager. Mr. Segrest received his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of Mississippi.
John E. Travis
John E. Travis
Vice President
John E. Travis John E. Travis is a Vice President in the western regional office of EastGroup in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Travis joined EastGroup in 2004, serving as a Senior Asset Manager. Prior to joining EastGroup, Mr. Travis practiced law for several years in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Travis earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.
Michael P. Sacco
Michael P. Sacco
Vice President
Michael P. Sacco Michael P. Sacco serves as a Vice President in the western regional office of EastGroup in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Sacco has been with EastGroup since 2000. He has served as Analyst and more recently as Senior Asset Manager. Mr. Sacco received his Bachelor of Science in Real Estate from Arizona State University.
Kevin M. Sager
Kevin M. Sager
Vice President
Kevin M. Sager Kevin M. Sager, Vice President, is responsible for EastGroup's operations in the Houston and El Paso markets. Mr. Sager joined EastGroup in 2006. Prior to joining EastGroup, Mr. Sager practiced accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and law with two international law firms. Mr. Sager is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. Mr. Sager earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, Master in Professional Accounting and Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin.
Brian Laird, CPA
Brian Laird, CPA
Vice President
Brian Laird, CPA Brian Laird serves as Vice President of Information Technology. Mr. Laird joined EastGroup in 1998, serving as Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant and more recently as Director of Management Information Systems. Mr. Laird is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor and Masters Degree from Mississippi College.
Farrah Kennedy, CPA
Farrah Kennedy, CPA
Vice President
Farrah Kennedy, CPA Farrah Kennedy serves as Vice President and the Director of Internal Audit. Mrs. Kennedy joined EastGroup in 2003, serving as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining EastGroup, Mrs. Kennedy worked as an auditor for KPMG. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accountancy from The University of Southern Mississippi. Mrs. Kennedy is a Certified Public Accountant.
Staci H. Tyler
Staci H. Tyler
Vice President
Staci H. Tyler Staci Tyler serves as Vice President and Assistant Controller. Mrs. Tyler joined EastGroup in 2007 and is responsible for the Company’s financial and SEC reporting. Prior to joining EastGroup, she served as Senior Audit Associate with KPMG. Mrs. Tyler is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her Master and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees from the University of Mississippi.
David Y. Hicks Jr.
David Y. Hicks Jr.
Vice President
David Y. Hicks Jr. David Y. Hicks, Jr., Vice President, is responsible for EastGroup’s operations in the Dallas and San Antonio markets. Mr. Hicks joined EastGroup in 2011. Prior to joining EastGroup, Mr. Hicks was Vice President & Market Officer for Prologis. He has also worked as a Senior Consultant for Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

Board of Directors

D. Pike Aloian
Mr. Aloian has served as a director of the Company since 1999. His financial and investment experience, knowledge of capital markets and experience on other public and private company boards prepare him to give the Board his views on real estate investment markets and financial matters. He is a partner of Almanac Realty Investors, LLC (formerly known as Rothschild Realty Managers, LLC), a real estate advisory and investment management firm based in New York that specializes in providing growth capital to public and private real estate companies. At Almanac, Mr. Aloian is responsible for originating investment opportunities, for negotiating and structuring transactions and for monitoring the investments over their respective lives. Mr. Aloian served on the Board of Directors of Brandywine Realty 4 Trust from 1999 to 2012 and was most recently a member of its Audit, Corporate Governance and Executive Committees. He graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA from Columbia University.
H. C. Bailey Jr.
Mr. Bailey has served as a director of the Company since 1980. He provides valuable insight to the Board with respect to the historical and future direction of the Company based on his many years of experience on the Board together with his decades of experience in the real estate, finance and real estate development areas. He is Chairman and President of H.C. Bailey Company and its affiliated companies and has been employed in various capacities with that company since 1962. The companies’ primary areas of activity have been in real estate investments, development, property management, mortgage banking, financial institutions, lumber and supply company, and general insurance. The companies presently own or have previously owned and/or operated office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, and commercial and residential developments. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BA degree and a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, in cooperation with the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.
H. Eric Bolton Jr.
Lead Director
Mr. Bolton was appointed a director of the Company in December 2013. He brings extensive business and real estate operating experience to the Board. Mr. Bolton has been Chief Executive Officer of MidAmerica Apartment Communities, Inc. (“MAA”) since October 2001 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MAA since September 2002. He joined MAA in 1994 as Vice President of Development and was named Chief Operating Officer in February 1996 and promoted to President in December 1996. Prior to that time, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trammell Crow Realty Advisors. Mr. Bolton served on the Board of Directors of Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Inc. from 2008 to 2010. He currently serves on the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Advisory Board of Governors. He received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Memphis and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of North Texas.
Hayden C. Eaves III
Mr. Eaves has served as a director of the Company since 2002. Mr. Eaves’ leadership and experience in the real estate, real estate development and real estate operations business, particularly in the California and Arizona real estate markets, are valuable to the Board. Mr. Eaves has more than 46 years of experience in the real estate industry. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Western Region of Trammell Crow Company until 1995, where he was responsible for 52 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada. He is currently President of Hayden Holdings, Inc., a family investment management company and an advisor to IDS Real Estate Group where he served as a Managing Director until 2006. He is also on the Board of Directors of Watson Land Company, a private developer, owner, and manager of industrial properties located in Southern California. Mr. Eaves received a BS in Accounting from California State University of Los Angeles.
Fredric H. Gould
Mr. Gould has served as a director of the Company since 1998. He has extensive experience in commercial real estate lending and operations, including as the chief executive of a public real estate company, and he provides the Board with perspective on financial, operational and strategic matters. Mr. Gould is a member of the Board of Directors of BRT Realty Trust and Vice-Chairman of One Liberty Properties, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the General Partner of Gould Investors L.P., a limited partnership engaged in real estate ownership. He previously served on the NAREIT Board of Governors as well as the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York where he was also a member of its Finance Committee. Mr. Gould received a BBA from Lehigh University and an LLB, cum laude, from New York Law School.
David H. Hoster II
Chairman
Mr. Hoster is Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since January 2016. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1997 to December 2015. He has served as a director since 1993 and was President of the Company from 1993 to March 2015. His leadership experience and Company and industry knowledge, including 40 years involvement with publicly held REITs and extensive experience with industrial real estate provide valuable insight to the Board of Directors in formulating and executing the Company’s strategy. Mr. Hoster previously served on the NAREIT Board of Governors and he serves on the Board of Directors of Trustmark National Bank and Trustmark Corporation. He received a BA degree with honors from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Marshall A. Loeb
Mr. Loeb has served as the President of the Company since March 2015 and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since January 2016. He rejoined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2015 from Glimcher Realty Trust, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2015. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Parkway Properties, Inc. Mr. Loeb, who was with EastGroup from 1991 to 2000, began with the Company as an asset manager and rose to senior vice president after having a variety of responsibilities with the Company. Mr. Loeb has more than 25 years of experience with publicly held REITS and brings real estate industry, finance, operations, development, and executive leadership expertise to the Board of Directors. He received a BS in Accounting and a Master of Tax Accounting degree from the University of Alabama, then earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Mary E. McCormick
Ms. McCormick has served on the Board since 2005. Ms. McCormick has extensive experience in real estate, capital markets, and corporate governance and brings that expertise to Board discussions. Since 2010, Ms. McCormick has been a Senior Advisor with Almanac Realty Investors, LLC. She served the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System from 1989 through 2005, where she was most recently responsible for directing real estate investments and overseeing an internally managed REIT portfolio. Ms. McCormick has held a number of leadership positions for a variety of national and regional real estate associations, including Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association. Ms. McCormick has served on the Board of Directors of Xenia Hotels and Resorts, a lodging REIT, since 2015, Broadstone Net Lease, a private REIT, since 2013, and Mid America Apartment Communities from 2006 to 2010. Ms. McCormick is a member of the Urban Land Institute and has a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from The Ohio State University.
Leland R. Speed
Mr. Speed is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors, a positon he has held since January 2016. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Company from 1983 to December 2015 and a director since 1978. He brings extensive knowledge of the Company, experience in commercial real estate and real estate development as well as his current experience as an active member of public and charitable boards. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Parkway Properties, Inc. until 1997, as Chairman of the Board of Parkway from 1980 until 2011 and as Chairman Emeritus of Parkway until 2012. From 2004 to 2006 and from March 2011 to January 2012, Mr. Speed served as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority, the State of Mississippi’s lead economic development agency. He has served in various capacities at NAREIT, including the Board of Governors and was the recipient of the 2008 Industry Leadership Award. He received his BS in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Donald F. Colleran
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