Vornado Realty Trust announces senior management changes

Vornado Realty Trust announces senior management changes

Vornado Realty Trust, a fully-integrated equity real estate investment trust, has announced a series of senior management changes.

Michael Franco, the company’s president, has been appointed to the additional position of Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Joseph Macnow. Prior to becoming president in April 2019, Mr. Franco was the Chief Investment Officer of Vornado. Mr. Franco has been with Vornado since 2010 and is experienced in capital markets, strategy, deal-making, accounting, and investor relations.  

Thomas Sanelli is being promoted to Executive Vice President – Finance & Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Sanelli has been with Vornado since 2003. Among his responsibilities, he will lead the Investor Relations function.

Matthew Iocco will continue in his existing position of Executive Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Iocco has been with Vornado since 1999.

Joseph Macnow, the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, is stepping down. Mr. Macnow will remain a Senior Advisor to the company. Mr. Macnow has been with Vornado since 1981 and has played an integral part in the growth of the company.

These changes will take effect on December 31, 2020.

The company also announced a $35 million annual overhead reduction program.

The company said it is executing a program to reduce overhead costs by over $35 million annually, which involves compensation reductions and a 70 person reduction in force.

The company will recognize in the fourth quarter a reduction in Net Income of $23 million attributable to estimated severance and other reduction in force related expenses, which will be excluded from Net Income, as adjusted, and FFO, as adjusted, both non-GAAP measures reported by the Company.