Veteran real estate professional Conor Soden has joined Gazit Horizons, Inc. as a vice president of acquisitions. In his new role, Mr. Soden will pursue all forms of high quality commercial properties in major markets throughout the country. His primary focus will be assets in the greater New York metropolitan area.
Mr. Soden’s background includes more than a decade at Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., where he successfully spearheaded the acquisition of over $3.8 billion in commercial real estate assets. Just prior to joining Gazit Horizons, he led his own company, NY Ventures, in partnership with Boston-based WS Development. The firm’s focus was on value-add retail and mixed-use properties in New York City.
“Conor’s experience in the New York market offers tremendous advantages,” said Jeff Mooallem, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gazit Horizons, the U.S. subsidiary of Israeli-based Gazit Globe, Ltd. “Since our launch earlier this year, we have been working to assemble a strong team to achieve our acquisition goals and are making significant headway in our target markets. Adding someone of Conor’s caliber will help advance our business plan, particularly in New York. He will play an important role for us as we seek to acquire more assets in this critical market.”
ABOUT GAZIT HORIZONS, INC.
Gazit Horizons, Inc. invests in income producing real estate throughout the United States. With offices in Miami and New York City, the Company actively pursues assets in targeted markets, focusing on major metro areas and growing urban cores of “gateway” cities. Gazit Horizons invests in larger properties with mixed-use potential and looks for unique opportunities to uncover value through diversity of use as well as redevelopment and proactive asset management.
ABOUT GAZIT GLOBE LTD.
Gazit Globe, Ltd.is a Global owner, developer and operator of high quality necessity-driven supermarket-anchored retail properties in urban markets. Gazit Globe is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: GZT), the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: GZT) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: GZT) and is included in the TA-35 Index in Israel. As of December 31, 2016, Gazit Globe owns and operates 426 properties in more than 20 countries, with a gross leasable area of approximately 6.6 million square meters (approximately 71 million square feet) and a total value of approximately US$ 22 billion.