EDENS Names New Chief Operating Officer

by Katie Lee

Bethesda, Md. — EDENS, one of the nation’s largest owners and developers of community shopping centers, has appointed Rob Wyant as chief operating officer. He brings over 30 years of experience in the retail real estate industry, with most of his career spent at General Growth and Westfield. 

Wyant will use his vast knowledge in leasing, property management, legal and tenant coordination functions to inspire operational excellence at EDENS. As COO, he will oversee and develop the implementation of standard operating policies, procedures and guidelines that have a key focus on organizational efficiencies while amplifying the quality in which EDENS enriches communities.

“We are looking forward to Rob driving organizational excellence. He brings to EDENS terrific experience and relationships and will be a key part of continued growth strategy,” says Jodie W. McLean, chief executive officer.

EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 136 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, S.C.

EDENS is owned by Blackstone, NYSTRS and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. For more information, visit www.edens.com.


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