OAK BROOK, IL—Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. has named Christopher L. Covey the company’s SVP of transactions, responsible for guiding the company’s acquisition and disposition teams and helping to shape Inland American’s strategy going forward.
Covey brings 25 years of extensive experience in the retail real estate sector, with a focus on transaction structures, due diligence and negotiations. Prior to joining Inland American, Covey served as managing director, acquisitions for Kimco Realty Corporation from 2002 through 2014. Previously, he was a director/investment officer for the central southeast regions for Heller Financial, Inc.
“Chris is a great addition to the Inland American transactions team,” said Michael Podboy, EVP of transactions for Inland American. “Chris’s ability to identify and analyze retail investment opportunities and transactions will play a critical role as Inland American continues to evolve our retail portfolio.”
“This is an exciting time to be joining Inland American. I am looking forward to partnering with Michael and the rest of the transaction team to enhance our portfolio with high-quality retail assets in our target markets to create additional shareholder value and returns,” Covey said.