FREDERICTON, Aug. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Plaza Retail REIT ("Plaza" or the "REIT") (TSX: PLZ.UN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Drake, CPA, CGA as its Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), effective September 13, 2019.
Mr. Drake has over 17 years of strategic and financial management experience at Plaza, most recently in his role as Vice-President, Finance. Having held progressively senior roles with Plaza, he has been involved in all aspects of financial strategy, planning, analysis and risk management. "We are excited to welcome Jim to the position of CFO," commented Michael Zakuta, President & CEO of Plaza. "Jim's experience with, and knowledge of, the REIT make him a great fit for this role. His dedication and extensive financial experience in real estate will help drive the continued success and strategic vision of Plaza into the future."
Mr. Drake's appointment coincides with the retirement from Plaza of Floriana Cipollone, who has served as CFO since 2010. "I would also like to thank Floriana for her contributions to Plaza," added Mr. Zakuta. "As a valued and trusted member of our executive team for the past nine years, Floriana has contributed to Plaza's growing track record of success and value creation. We wish her all the best."
Plaza is an open-ended real estate investment trust and is a leading retail property owner and developer, focused on Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Plaza's portfolio at June 30, 2019 includes interests in 277 properties totaling approximately 8.4 million square feet across Canada and additional lands held for development. Plaza's properties include a mix of open-air centres, stand-alone small box retail outlets and enclosed shopping centres, anchored by approximately 91% national tenants. For more information, please visit www.plaza.ca or contact:
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For further information: Michael Zakuta, President & Chief Executive Officer Kim Sharpe, Director of Business Development, Plaza Retail REIT Plaza Retail REIT, Tel: 514.457.7007 Tel: 506.476.4855