PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) today announced that Dan “Mac” Chandler, III, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, who has been on medical leave since January 17, 2022, will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors for health reasons, effective March 23, 2022. Stephen W. Wilson, who was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer on January 17, 2022, will continue to serve in that role, and will continue to be supported by the Company’s senior management team, including Maria R. Hawthorne, interim Chief Operating Officer, and Adeel Khan, Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Chandler said, “While it has been an honor to lead this inspiring company, I must step down as President and CEO due to my health condition. I am confident that Steve, Maria, Adeel, and the rest of the management team will continue to lead the Company effectively and in the interest of our stockholders.”
Ronald L. Havner, Jr., the Company’s Chairman of the Board, said, “On behalf of the Board and all the Company’s employees, we thank Mac for his efforts as our CEO and offer him and his family our best wishes.”
Mr. Havner continued, “We are fortunate that Steve and Maria have agreed to continue to serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer and interim Chief Operating Officer, respectively. The Board will continue to work closely with Steve, Maria, Adeel, and the other members of the Company’s seasoned senior management team to continue to serve our customers and create long-term value for our stakeholders through the continuing execution of our strategic plan.”
PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB), a S&P MidCap 400 company, is a REIT that acquires, develops, owns, and operates commercial properties, predominantly multi-tenant industrial, industrial-flex, and low-rise suburban office space. Located primarily in major coastal markets, PS Business Parks’ 97 properties serve approximately 5,000 tenants in 28 million square feet of space as of December 31, 2021. The portfolio also includes 800 residential units (including units in-process).
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Additional information about PS Business Parks, Inc. is available on the Company’s website, which can be found at psbusinessparks.com.
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