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George J. Alburger, Jr.

George J. Alburger, Jr.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

George J. Alburger, Jr. is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Liberty Property Trust. Before joining Liberty in 1995, he had served for nine years as chief financial officer for EBL&S Property Management, Inc., where he was responsible for the financial management of approximately 35 million square feet of real estate with $100 million in revenues. Prior to joining EBL&S in 1982, he was senior manager at Price Waterhouse, where among other responsibilities he supervised SEC compliance for various large corporations. Mr. Alburger received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Joseph's University.

Herman Fala

Herman C. Fala
Secretary and General Counsel

Herman C. Fala is Secretary and General Counsel of Liberty Property Trust. Before joining Liberty in January 2014, Mr. Fala was a member of the law firm Cozen O'Connor, where he chaired the Real Estate Practice Group and served on the firm's Board of Directors. Prior to that, Mr. Fala was a partner in the law firm Wolf Block LLP, where he chaired the Real Estate practice for 10 years. He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a member of the Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia Chapter, and is active in numerous charitable and civic organizations, including the board of directors of The Wilma Theater. Mr. Fala received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Notre Dame, and holds a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Robert E. Fenza

Robert E. Fenza
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Robert E. Fenza is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Liberty Property Trust. Mr. Fenza joined Rouse & Associates, Liberty's predecessor, in 1984 as managing partner for the Lehigh Valley Region. In 1990 he became the company's northern division manager, overseeing real estate operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. In 1993 Mr. Fenza was named executive vice president, and in 2000 promoted to chief operating officer.

Mr. Fenza is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and is an active alumnus. He is a recipient of the 2002 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award, and in 2004, was named an Alumni Fellow. In 2013 Mr. Fenza received Penn State's highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. He also chairs the Development Committee for the College of Arts and Architecture and is a member of the National Council on Penn State Philanthropy. In addition, Mr. Fenza serves on many local boards, including the Charter High School for Architecture and Design, FM Global, Natural Lands Trust and the PENJERDEL Council.

Michael T. Hagan

Michael T. Hagan
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Michael T. Hagan is the chief investment officer of Liberty Property Trust. Before assuming this role, he was senior vice president in charge of acquisitions and dispositions. Since joining Liberty Property Trust in 1989, Mr. Hagan has served as regional controller for the Lehigh and Montgomery/Bucks regions, and vice president of Asset Management. Prior to joining Liberty Property Trust, Mr. Hagan spent several years with Toll Brothers, Inc., as divisional controller and with Franklin Realty Group, a syndicator and developer, as asset manager. Mr. Hagan is a Certified Public Accountant, who earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration in business and a Master's degree in finance from Temple University.

William P. Hankowsky

William P. Hankowsky
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

William P. Hankowsky is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Liberty Property Trust.  Mr. Hankowsky joined Liberty in January of 2001 as chief investment officer, in 2002 was named president, and in 2003 appointed chief executive officer and elected chairman of Liberty’s board of trustees. Prior to joining Liberty, he served for 11 years as president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and before that served as the city of Philadelphia’s Commerce Director.

Mr. Hankowsky currently serves on the boards of Aqua America Inc. (NSYE:WTR), Citizens Financial Group Inc., the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Philadelphia Shipyard Development Corporation, and the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Brown University.

Senior Vice Presidents & City Managers

Andrew Blevins

Andrew Blevins
Managing Director

Andrew Blevins is managing director responsible for Liberty's United Kingdom portfolio. In 2003 Mr. Blevins was appointed managing director of Liberty's subsidiary, Rouse Kent Ltd., which, when Liberty exercised its option to purchase in July of 2003, became Liberty Property Trust's wholly owned United Kingdom office. Prior to joining Liberty, Mr. Blevins served as European Director of Jones Lang LaSalle's international property consultancy and as a partner of leasing and development at St. Quintin. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc (Honours) degree and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Shelby Christensen

Shelby Christensen
Senior Vice President & National Director, Property Management

Shelby Christensen is senior vice president and national director of Property Management for all Liberty-owned buildings throughout the United States. Ms. Christensen joined Liberty in 1997 as senior property manager in the South Carolina region, assumed the role of regional property manager for the Mid-Atlantic region in 2001 and was appointed national director in 2005. Prior to joining Liberty she served as property manager with Insignia Commercial Group and Premisys Real Estate Services and as a real estate accountant at Aronov Realty Company and HBW Group. Ms. Christensen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the BOMA National Advisory Council and serves on the BOMA Education Advisory Council and the Drexel University Property Management Industry Advisory Board.

Brian R. Cohen

Brian R. Cohen
Vice President and City Manager

Brian Cohen is vice president and city manager of Liberty's Philadelphia office, overseeing all development, leasing and property management of the company's properties in Center City Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Mr. Cohen joined Liberty in 2001 as the director of market research and transitioned into Liberty's acquisitions group before assuming his current role. Mr. Cohen was formerly a senior analyst at Ernst & Young within their Real Estate Advisory Services Group. He serves on the board of the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), CoreNet, and is on the Organizing Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program. Mr. Cohen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Craig Cope

Craig Cope
Vice President & City Manager

Craig Cope is vice president and city manager responsible for Liberty's Virginia region with operations in the Richmond and Hampton Roads markets. He joined Liberty in 1998 as a marketing representative in suburban Philadelphia, subsequently moving to Virginia to become city manager of the Hampton Roads portfolio in 2001 before assuming the entire Virginia region in 2011. Prior to joining Liberty he was a broker for CB Commercial in Philadelphia and served as Superintendent of Fabrication and Finishing at Lukens Steel in Coatesville, PA. Mr. Cope earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Widener University.

John N. DiVall

John N. DiVall
Senior Vice President & City Manager

John N. DiVall is senior vice president and city manager for Liberty's Arizona region. Most recently, Mr. DiVall served as the vice president and city manager responsible for Liberty's Wisconsin region. Prior to joining Liberty in July of 1998, Mr.DiVall held the position of director of acquisitions for Kensington Advisors, served as a loan specialist for Household International and worked in the acquisition department of Prudential Realty Group. Mr.DiVall graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985 with a Bachelor's of Business Administration and also holds a Master's degree in Real Estate from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Massie Flippin

Massie Flippin
Vice President & City Manager

Massie Flippin is vice president and city manager responsible for Liberty's Carolinas region which encompasses both North and South Carolina. Mr. Flippin joined Liberty in 1999 as a leasing representative and was promoted to senior leasing representative in 2003. Mr. Flippin assumed the role of city manager for North Carolina in March of 2005 and for the entire Carolinas region in May of 2008. Prior to joining Liberty he served as territory manager for NB Handy Company. Mr. Flippin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University, has served on the board of directors for the North Carolina CCIM Chapter and the Piedmont Triad National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and is currently serving on the Charlotte NAIOP board of directors.

John Gattuso

John Gattuso
Senior Vice President and Regional Director, Urban & National Development

John Gattuso is senior vice president and regional director of Liberty's Urban and National Development team. Mr. Gattuso is also responsible for Liberty's downtown Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Herndon Virginia offices. Mr. Gattuso joined Liberty's predecessor, Rouse & Associates in 1987 as a marketing representative in suburban Philadelphia and subsequently served as senior vice president for the Minnesota region. Prior to joining Rouse and Associates, he was Director of Waterfront Development for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. Mr. Gattuso has a degree in Urban Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Mark Goldstein

Mark Goldstein
Vice President & City Manager

Mark Goldstein is vice president and city manager of Liberty's New Jersey region. Mr. Goldstein previously served as vice president and city manager of Liberty's Delaware East region headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Prior to this promotion in 2006, Mr. Goldstein was vice president of leasing for all industrial space in Liberty's New Jersey portfolio. Mr. Goldstein played a key role in managing Liberty's first joint venture with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association overseeing Liberty's Pureland and Commodore Industrial Parks, two of the largest industrial complexes on the East Coast. Mr. Goldstein earned a BA from Brandeis University and a MS in Real Estate Development from MIT.

Lisa Goodwin

Lisa Goodwin
Vice President & City Manager

Lisa Goodwin is vice president and city manager of Liberty's Maryland portfolio. Ms. Goodwin came to Liberty as vice president of leasing and development in 2006 from New Boston Fund where she served as vice president and regional asset manager for the company's Mid-Atlantic portfolio of four million square feet. Prior, Ms. Goodwin served as senior asset manager at Archon Group, managing marketing and leasing for a portfolio of over eight million square feet. Ms. Goodwin earned a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University.

Michael Heise

Michael Heise
Vice President & City Manager

Michael Heise is vice president and city manager responsible for Liberty's Dallas, Texas region. Prior to joining Liberty in May of 2005, Mr. Heise served as director of leasing for Highwood Properties, as partner and co-founder of Newport Partners/Carter & Associates, and as a leasing agent with Trammell Crow Company. Preceding this, he was a U.S. Naval Officer serving seven years of active duty as a pilot. Mr. Heise earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master's of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Caren Hosansky

Caren Hosansky
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Caren P. Hosansky is senior vice president of Human Resources for Liberty Property Trust. Before joining Liberty in 2008, she served as an Executive Director in human resources for Morgan Stanley. In her most recent position with Morgan Stanley, Ms. Hosansky supported the Investment Management division with responsibility for 800 investment professionals in 10 locations around the world. Prior to Morgan Stanley Ms. Hosansky held a variety of human resources positions of increasing responsibility for other companies including Airgas, Inc. and FCA International. She is a member of SHRM, Society for Human Resources Management, and a graduate of Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

David M. Jellison

David M. Jellison
Vice President & City Manager

David M. Jellison is vice president and city manager of Liberty's Minnesota portfolio. Prior to joining Liberty in 1999, he was vice president and general manager of Duke Realty Investments Inc.'s Minneapolis office division, the same position he held with MEPC American Properties before it was acquired by Duke. Prior to MEPC, Mr. Jellison was a broker with United Properties. He is a member of the national board of directors of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the largest commercial real estate professional association in the world, and is its 2002 Past National Chairman. Mr. Jellison earned a Bachelor's degree from Moorehead State University.

David M. Jellison

Joseph Johnston
Vice President & City Manager

Joseph (Jody) Johnston is vice president and city manager of Liberty's Tampa region. Mr. Johnston joined Liberty in 1998 as a leasing representative for the Tampa region and was promoted to vice president of marketing in 2002 with special focus on marketing and developing the company's two flagship corporate parks in Tampa: Woodland Corporate Center and Silo Bend. Before joining Liberty, Mr. Johnston spent 11 years in the commercial real estate publishing industry with MARCOA Publishing, Inc. and Black's Guide, Inc. Mr. Johnston earned a BS from Florida Southern College.

Michael C. Jones

Michael C. Jones
Vice President & City Manager

Michael C. Jones is vice president and city manager responsible for Liberty's Northern Virginia-Washington DC region. Mr. Jones had been a senior vice president for four years with Republic Property Trust which Liberty acquired in mid 2007. Prior to joining Republic, Mr. Jones held production positions in the Greater Washington Area for CB Richard Ellis, Insignia/ESG and Smithy Braedon where he provided strategic planning and transaction services to both tenants and landlords. Mr. Jones earned his BS in Economics from Boston College and his MBA from Penn State University. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Northern Virginia NAIOP and the District of Columbia Building Industry Association.

Robert L. Kiel

Robert L. Kiel
Senior Vice President & City Manager

Robert L. Kiel is senior vice president and city manager of Liberty's Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania office. Prior to joining Liberty's predecessor, Rouse & Associates, in 1989, Mr. Kiel served as marketing research coordinator with CB Commercial Real Estate Group. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business/economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Albert J. Kraft, III

Albert J. Kraft, III
Vice President & City Manager

Albert J. Kraft, III is vice president and city manager responsible for Liberty's Houston, Texas office. Kraft joined Rouse & Associates, Liberty's predecessor, in 1989 after working with Jackson Cross and Bay Colony Properties. In 1995 he moved to Richmond as director of property management, subsequently becoming vice president of leasing and marketing and in 2007 becoming city manager of the Richmond office. In 2011 he moved to Liberty's Central Region to become the city manager for the Houston operation. Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

Jim Lutz

Jim Lutz
Senior Vice President, Development

Jim Lutz is senior vice president in charge of all development for Liberty in the United States and United Kingdom. Mr. Lutz joined Liberty's predecessor, Rouse & Associates, in 1985. In 1988, he was asked to open Liberty's United Kingdom office in Kent County to develop a 650-acre mixed-use office, residential and recreational park. He returned to the corporate home office in 1993. Jim has overseen many significant developments with Rouse & Associates and Liberty, including the Great Valley Corporate Center Eastman-Kodak pharmaceutical operation and General Electric semi-conductor manufacturing facility, GMAC's corporate headquarters, Glaxo SmithKline's Philadelphia office facility, PNC Bank's Philadelphia operation center and 1,000,000 square feet of offices for the Vanguard Group. Prior to joining Liberty, he worked in development with the Heritage Company.

Mr. Lutz is on the Board of Directors and is a founding member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC). He earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business from the University of Rhode Island.

James V. Maneri

James V. Maneri
Senior Vice President, National Leasing & Business Development

James V. Maneri is senior vice president of National Leasing and Business Development for Liberty. Mr. Maneri joined Liberty in 1996 as vice president and director of capital markets and in 1999 was promoted to senior vice president and served for three years as managing director of Liberty's United Kingdom operations. Prior to joining Liberty, Mr. Maneri was vice president and treasurer of the Argosy/KOAR Group, a developer of hotels and resorts, and a director of Oxford First Organization. Mr. Maneri received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Syracuse University in 1987.

James J. Mazzarelli

James J. Mazzarelli
Senior Vice President & Regional Director

James J. Mazzarelli is senior vice president and regional director responsible for Liberty's northeast region portfolios. Mr. Mazzarelli joined Liberty's predecessor, Rouse & Associates, in 1987 as a leasing representative. Prior to joining Rouse & Associates, he served as a civil engineer and project manager for Taylor, Wiseman and Taylor Consulting Engineers and as an environmental specialist for General Development Corporation in Miami, FL. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology, Miami, FL and a professional engineering license from the Commonwealth of PA.

Steven E. Messaros

Steven E. Messaros
Chief Information Officer

Steven E. Messaros is chief information officer, responsible for developing and maintaining all management information systems and technology. He joined Liberty's predecessor, Rouse & Associates, in 1986 as accountant for the Chester County region and was promoted to vice president for Financial Services. Prior to joining the Company he was on the audit staff of Price Waterhouse. He earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration in accounting at Temple University.

Mary Beth Morrissey

Mary Beth Morrissey
Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Mary Beth Morrissey is senior vice president, financial services, and is responsible for accounting, financial analysis, budgeting and the management of all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance. Prior to joining Liberty's predecessor, Rouse & Associates in 1986, Ms. Morrissey was an auditor with Price Waterhouse. She has a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business from Mount Saint Mary's College and is a certified public accountant.

Anthony Nichols, Jr.

Anthony Nichols, Jr.
Vice President & City Manager

Anthony Nichols, Jr. is vice president and city manager of the Horsham, Pennsylvania office where he is responsible for Liberty's portfolio of office and flex space in the northern Philadelphia suburbs. Mr. Nichols joined Liberty in 2005 as director of leasing and development, coming from TCA Management Services where he focused on third party brokerage and acquisitions. Prior, he served as vice president of marketing at Nichols Company until it merged in 1996 with Brandywine Realty Trust where he became senior vice president of leasing and development. Mr. Nichols holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from East Carolina University and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Joseph's University.

AndyPetry

Andy Petry
Vice President & City Manager

Andy Petry is the vice president and city manager responsible for Liberty's South Florida operation. Prior to joining Liberty in 2007, Mr. Petry was a senior vice president Grubb & Ellis and prior to that a senior vice president at Trammell Crow Company. He holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Florida. He is a past president of NAIOP South Florida and currently sits on the board of directors.

Donald Schoenheider

Donald Schoenheider
Vice President & City Manager

Donald Schoenheider is vice president and city manager responsible for Liberty's Chicago region. Prior to joining Liberty in 2005, he served as the managing principal of Landon Properties LLC; the managing partner of Jones Development Company of Illinois; the managing director of Trammell Crow's Chicago operation and as vice president of industrial properties at Grubb & Ellis Company. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University and completed graduate work in Public Administration at the University of Illinois.

Joseph A. Trinkle

Joseph A. Trinkle
Senior Vice President & Regional Director

Joseph A. Trinkle is senior vice president and regional director responsible for the Central Region supervising Liberty's growing operations in Phoenix, Houston, Minneapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee. Before this promotion in 2011, Mr. Trinkle served as vice president and city manager for Liberty's Houston office for five years and prior also served as vice president and city manager for Liberty's Michigan portfolio. Mr. Trinkle joined Liberty in 1996 as director of development for Liberty's Lehigh Valley (PA) office. Prior to joining Liberty, he was development and construction manager for Trammell Crow Company and a project manager/estimator for Turner Construction Company. Mr. Trinkle has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University.

Stephen J. Whitley

Stephen J. Whitley
Senior Vice President & City Manager

Stephen J. Whitley is senior vice president and city manager of the Orlando, FL region. He joined Rouse & Associates, predecessor of Liberty Property Trust, in 1984 directing its industrial development and leasing until he joined CB Commercial Real Estate Group as an industrial specialist in 1991. He re-joined Liberty Property Trust in 1994 as marketing director of the Company's Jacksonville region and was soon promoted to his current position in Orlando. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in marketing from Florida State University.