Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) is a pure-play community-centered retail REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality “eCommerce resistant” neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers principally located in the largest, fastest-growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt. Whitestone’s optimal mix of national, regional and local entrepreneurial tenants provide daily necessities, needed services and entertainment to the communities in which they are located. Whitestone’s properties are primarily located in business-friendly Phoenix, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, which are among the fastest-growing US population centers with highly educated workforces, high household incomes, and strong job growth. For additional information, please visit www.whitestonereit.com.
Jim Mastandrea is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whitestone REIT and has served in these roles since 2006. Mr. Mastandrea has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and 20 years of experience serving in high level positions of publicly traded companies. Additionally, he serves President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pillarstone Capital REIT (OTC Bulletin Board). And since 1978, Mr. Mastandrea has been the Chief Executive Officer/Founder of MDC Realty Corporation, a privately held investment company. From 1994 to 1998, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Union Real Estate Investments (NYSE). In his early days, Mr. Mastandrea also served in the U.S. Army. He is a director of Cleveland State University Foundation Board and regularly lectures to MBA students at the University of Chicago, as well as teaches as an adjunct professor at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.