Realty Income announced that Christie Kelly has joined Realty Income’s Board of Directors. Christie Kelly is the former Global Chief Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a publicly traded financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate.
She worked with Jones Lang LaSalle from 2013 – 2018, bringing with her 25 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and investment banking.
From 2009 – 2013 Christie Kelly was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation, a publicly traded industrial REIT. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, with Lehman Brothers, where she led real estate equity syndication in the United States and Canada. She serves on the board of directors for Park Hotels & Resorts Inc., a publicly traded lodging REIT, Kite Realty, a publicly traded retail REIT, and Gilbane Inc, a private global development company. Kelly holds a B.A. degree in economics from Bucknell University.
“Christie brings senior executive experience from several of the premier companies in our industry, a significant international real estate background and a collegial approach to Board service,” said Michael D. McKee, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Commenting on Ms. Kelly’s addition to the Board of Directors, Sumit Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Christie’s extensive finance and real estate experience, including serving as chief financial officer for two public real estate companies, will be valuable to our Board. I had the good fortune to be introduced to Christie ten years ago, and I look forward to working with Christie as we continue to advance Realty Income’s strategy and objectives.”