C. Ronald Blankenship

Ronald Blankenship has over 40 years of real estate experience and extensive knowledge of the REIT industry, including cross-border experience. Blankenship was previously chairman and CEO of Verde Realty. He was also vice chairman and chief operating officer of Security Capital Group Incorporated, later sold to GE Capital Corporation. Earlier in his career, Ronald held senior leadership positions with Archstone Inc., Trammel Crow Company, Mischer Investments, Heritage Mortgage Company, and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.

Ronald is a graduate of the University of Texas. He is a certified public accountant and currently sits on the boards of Regency Centers Corporation, Pacolet-Milliken Enterprises Inc., and Carefree Communities.