Tom August was named Chairman of Equity Office in 2009. In 2010 he expanded his role to President and CEO, where he oversees the entire real estate operations of the company.
A seasoned real estate executive with more than 30 years experience in all facets of real estate investment activities, Mr. August was previously Chief Executive Officer of Behringer Harvard REIT 1. Prior to this, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Trustee of Prentiss Properties Trust, and had been President and Chief Operating Officer of Prentiss since Prentiss' initial Public Offering in October 1996.
From 1992 to 1996, Mr. August served as President and Chief Operating Officer of a Prentiss affiliate, Prentiss Properties Limited, Inc. From 1987 to 1992 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Prentiss' predecessor company. From 1985 to 1987, he served in executive capacities with Cadillac Fairview Urban Development, Inc. In 1985, he was Senior Vice President of Finance for Oxford Properties, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, an affiliate of a privately held Canadian real estate firm. Previously he was a Vice President of Citibank responsible for real estate lending activities in the Midwest.
Mr. August earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.
Kurt A. Heister is Chief Financial Officer for Equity Office, with overall responsibility for Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis, Transaction & Strategic Analysis, Human Resources and Information Technology.
Prior to Equity Office, Mr. Heister was Chief Financial Officer for CarrAmerica where he was responsible for finance and accounting, as well as other internal operations. Previously, he served CarrAmerica as Senior Vice President, Controller and Treasurer. Mr. Heister began his career at Arthur Andersen’s Real Estate and Financial Assurance Group, where he was responsible for engagement management of two of the firm’s largest clients.
Mr. Heister earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Pennsylvania State University and is a licensed CPA.
Chris Hendricks is the Chief Operating Officer for Equity Office with oversight of the New York, Boston and Central Markets. He is responsible for all operations, leasing and investment functions comprising over 35 million square feet of office space. Chris joined Equity Office in 2007 as the Market Managing Director for the Central Markets.
Mr. Hendricks has more than 25 years experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining Equity Office, he was Senior Vice President and Director of Operations at CarrAmerica, where he oversaw the company’s assets in Dallas, Austin, Denver and Chicago.
Mr. Hendricks earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Stephen F. Austin University.
Keith Anderson is Chief Investment Officer for Equity Office where he oversees the company’s acquisitions and dispositions and the portfolio management team that is responsible for strategic review and oversight of operations, leasing and capital investment for the company’s entire portfolio of commercial office buildings. In addition, Mr. Anderson works closely with the Equity Office and Blackstone executive team to set company priorities and monitor portfolio performance.
Prior to joining Equity Office in 2006, Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President, Asset Management for Catellus Development Corporation, which was acquired by ProLogis in 2005. While there, Mr. Anderson led a team of professionals responsible for managing a real estate portfolio that consisted of 41 million square feet of industrial, office, retail, hotel & ground lease properties across the United States. He also developed and implemented leasing, capital investment, acquisition and disposition strategies to support the company’s quarterly earnings projections.
Mr. Anderson earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Matthew H. Koritz has been Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Secretary of Equity Office and affiliated companies since March 2007. He is responsible for overseeing Equity Office’s in‐house legal department, and for the delivery of legal services to the company.
From April 2000 though March 2007, Mr. Koritz was a Vice President in the legal department of Equity Office Properties Trust. Prior to that, he was an associate with the Chicago law firm of Rosenberg & Liebentritt, P.C., a captive firm that provided legal services to Sam Zell and affiliated companies, including Equity Office Properties Trust and predecessor companies.
Mr. Koritz earned his J.D. cum laude from The Northwestern University School of Law in 1994. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1991 from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar.
Mark Smith, who has 27 years of experience in the real estate industry, is the Market Managing Director for the Boston market. He is responsible for the property management, construction, leasing and investment activities for Equity Office’s more than 11 million square feet of office space in the Boston region.
Prior to joining Equity Office, Mr. Smith was President of Winthrop Realty Partners LP, a Boston and New York-based real estate investment trust. Here, Mr. Smith was the driving force behind the company’s growth and success as a nationally recognized management company. In his role as President he directed all facets of operations for both the residential and commercial management divisions. In addition, he set the strategic vision and plan for both management divisions.
Mr. Smith worked for seven years at Jaymont Properties in Boston before joining Winthrop where he was an Assistant Vice President. He began his professional real estate career in 1984 at RM Bradley.
Mr. Smith has been involved with several professional organizations including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and NAIOP. Additionally, he has served on several boards of trustees including Trinity-Pawling School and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School.
Adam R. Goldenberg is the Market Managing Director for New York, where he oversees the company's team and it's activities in New York City, including strategy, office and retail leasing, property management, and relationships with JV Partners.
Since joining Equity Office in 2007, Mr. Goldenberg has been involved in the redevelopment and leasing of 1095 Avenue of the Americas, a 1.3 Million square‐foot building that was purchased from Verizon in 2005. Following a successful 3‐year, $300 Million renovation, the former phone company central office has been transformed into a Class A Office Tower, and is now home to Met Life's global headquarters. Today, the redeveloped 1095 Avenue of the Americas achieves some of the highest office rents in Midtown.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Goldenberg worked for 12 years as a leasing broker in Manhattan, most recently with Cushman & Wakefield. He previously worked for 7 years at Tishman Real Estate Services. During his tenure as a leasing broker, he was fortunate to have represented several top landlords, including Rudin Management and The Blackstone Group. He also advised tenants, completing advisory assignments for HBO, Travelers Insurance, Rennaissance Technologies, Merrill Lynch, and Reuters.
A native of Oakland, California, Mr. Goldenberg graduated from Skyline High School before moving to New York City, where he graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 1995. He serves on the board of directors of the Bryant Park Management Corp., and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. Adam and his wife live in Manhattan with their three young children.
John serves as Market Managing Director for the Northern California region of Equity Office, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group. He has overall responsibility for the firm’s largest concentration of office and R&D properties comprising approximately 18 million square feet, 232 buildings, and 181 professionals in investment, development, leasing, property operations and construction. John joined CarrAmerica Realty as Senior Vice President in 2004 and has held his current position since The Blackstone Group’s acquisition of CarrAmerica and Equity Office in 2006/2007.
John has 28 years of diverse experience with some of the nation’s leading development and investment management companies. Prior to joining CarrAmerica, he was Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management with DivcoWest’s California portfolio and held other senior officer positions with William Wilson & Associates and Maguire Thomas Partners where he managed a number of assignments in asset management, leasing and project management of high-rise and suburban office portfolios throughout Southern California, Phoenix, Denver, Philadelphia and Boston. He began his career with Bechtel Corporation and Lincoln Property Company.
John earned his MBA with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate/Urban Land Economics from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member with the CCIM Institute, a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management, and holds a California Brokers License. John is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. John is also a board member of NAIOP Silicon Valley and serves on the board for the Real Estate and Construction Council of City of Hope.
Frank Campbell is the Market Managing Director for Southern California, where he leads a staff of 68 professionals and has responsibility for the leasing, property management, operations and investment activities of more than 40 properties in Equity Office’s 11 million square‐foot Southern California portfolio of office space. He joined Equity Office in 1996.
With more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Campbell has held various positions with Equity Office, including Senior Vice President‐Leasing, Managing Director‐Leasing and Leasing Director for the company’s Orange County/San Diego‐area portfolio.
Prior to joining Equity Office, Mr. Campbell served as a Leasing Director for Koll Real Estate Group, Inc., and as an office specialist for Grubb & Ellis.
Mr. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from San Diego State University. He is a Board Member of Junior Achievement of Orange County and a former Board of Directors member of NAIOP‐Southern California.
Mike Ernst is the Market Managing Director for EOP’s Central Region, which includes assets in 14 markets and approximately 19 million SF of office properties. In this role he is responsible for all asset management, leasing, and property operations.
Prior to joining EOP, Mr. Ernst spent 2 years at CBRE, where he was responsible for raising Debt and Equity for clients. Mr. Ernst spent two years as CFO of Behringer Harvard REIT, Inc., where he was responsible for all finance and asset management functions for a 25-million-square-foot office portfolio. Previously, he served as CFO for two years of UDR, Inc., a NYSE-listed multifamily REIT. Prior to UDR Mr. Ernst was the CFO for nine years of Prentiss properties Trust, a NYSE-traded office and industrial REIT. At UDR and Prentiss, Mr. Ernst was responsible for all capital markets activity and was a member of the investment committee. Mr. Ernst started his career and spent 11 years in the real estate group at Nations Bank, a predecessor of Bank of America.
Mr. Ernst has an MBA with a focus on Finance and Real Estate, and a B.A. in American Government, both from the University of Virginia.