Chaim Katzman

Founder & CEO, G-city

Mr. Katzman is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder of Norstar Holdings Inc. (TASE: NSTR), G City’s parent company, was the Founder, CEO and Executive Chairman of Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY), a leading, urban-focused shopping center that merged with Regency Centers in 2017, forming the leading US shopping center REIT. Mr. Katzman served in roles as EQY’s CEO and Chairman from 1992 to 2006 and as its chairman until 2017.

Mr. Katzman has also held several executive positions at multiple leading real estate companies, focusing on commercial, shopping center-anchored, mixed-use properties, including Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (VSX/Euronext Amsterdam: ATR), and Chairman of Citycon Oyj (OMX: CTY). A pioneer of the retail investment and development industry, Mr. Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), and a former trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Mr. Katzman was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® in the Real Estate and Construction Services Category in Florida in 2010. A well-known civic leader, philanthropist, and supporter of numerous civic organizations, he founded the Gazit Globe Real Estate Institute at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, an academic and research program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in the real estate sector that offers a Master’s degree in real estate with concentrations in housing, land use and real estate finance. Mr. Katzman received an L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University Law School and serves as a Trustee on the Board of Governors at Tel-Aviv University.

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