Grosvenor Americas has appointed Michael Beattie as Chief Portfolio Officer, effective June 1, 2009. He succeeds Dave Olson, who is retiring after 20 years with the company. In his new role, Mr. Beattie will have the responsibility for all of Grosvenor Americas’ property assets in the U.S. and Canada, which total approximately seven million square feet with a value of CDN$2.6 billion. He will be based in Grosvenor’s Vancouver office.
Mr. Beattie has served as Grosvenor Americas’ Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management for the past two years. Prior to that, he served as Vice-President. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, the Real Estate Council of Alberta, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).