Strong leadership produces results.
Thoughtful leadership is at the helm of our organization. Our executive team, senior management, and Board of Trustees continually strive to create a better work environment, enhance the business, and optimize our organization.
Board of Trustees
OUR TEAM IN ACTION
Our executives and Board of Trustees on the “job.”
T. Wilson Eglin
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Eglin serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and a Trustee. He has been with LXP since its formation and with its predecessor companies since 1987. Mr. Eglin is an Emeritus Trustee of Connecticut College, where he served as Chair of the Finance Committee from 2018 to 2021, and a Trustee of the Pomfert School. He received his B.A. from Connecticut College, where he formally served as a trustee.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary
Mr. Bonventre is an Executive Vice President and serves as Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining LXP in September 2004, he was an associate in the corporate department of the law firm now known as Paul Hastings LLP. He received his B.A. from New York University in 1998 and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University in 2001. Mr. Bonventre is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Ms. Boulerice is an Executive Vice President and serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. She previously served as LXP’s Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Ms. Boulerice was employed by First Winthrop Corporation and was the Chief Accounting Officer of Newkirk Realty Trust. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Brendan P. Mullinix
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Mullinix is an Executive Vice President and serves as Chief Investment Officer. He joined LXP in 1996 and previously served as a Senior Vice President and a Vice President. Mr. Mullinix graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University.
Executive Vice President, Director of Asset Management
Mr. Dudley is an Executive Vice President and Director of Asset Management. He has been LXP since 2006 and has held various roles within the Asset Management Department. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dudley was employed by ORIX Capital Markets. Mr. Dudley has a B.A. from Angelo State University and an M.S. from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Executive Vice President, Director of Taxation
Mr. Andrawis is an Executive Vice President and Director of Taxation. Prior to joining LXP in 2002, he was employed by Vornado Realty Trust and Deloitte and Touche LLP. Mr. Andrawis is the Co-Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts State and Local Tax Subcommittee. He holds a B.B.A. from The Bernard M. Baruch College. Mr. Andrawis is a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Carroll is an Executive Vice President and serves as Chief Risk Officer. He previously served as LXP’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, he was in the real estate practice of Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P., a public accounting firm that was one of the predecessors of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, from 1986 to 1998. Mr. Carroll received his B.B.A. from Hofstra University and his M.S. in Taxation from C.W. Post. Mr. Carroll is a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President, Director of Development and Construction
Mr. Pyle is an Executive Vice President and serves as Director of Development and Construction. Prior to joining the firm, from 1999 to 2016, he was a Senior Vice President at First Winthrop Corporation. Mr. Pyle received a B.S. from Missouri State University and a M.S. from Texas A&M University. He also holds a Texas real estate license.
Executive Vice President, Director of Institutional Fund Management
Ms. Roberts is an Executive Vice President and Director of LXP’s Institutional Fund Management group, focusing on acquisitions and strategic transactions. Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Ms. Roberts was employed by The LCP Group L.P. Ms. Roberts received a B.F.A. from New York University.
Senior Vice President, Director of Acquisitions
Mr. Stern is a Senior Vice President and Director of Acquisitions. He has been with LXP since 2011. Mr. Stern has a B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Jacqueline J. Byrd, CPM
Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Property Operations
Mrs. Byrd is a Senior Vice President within the Asset Management group where she directs the ongoing property operations for LXP’s national portfolio. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, she served as Vice President, Regional Director of Property Management for DCT Industrial and, most recently, as director for Link Logistics. She received her BA in Business Management from LeTourneau University and earned the CPM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. Mrs. Byrd is an executive member of the Board of Directors for BOMA Greater Dallas.
Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Cherone serves as Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining LXP in March 2019, he served as Corporate Controller for Brandywine Realty Trust since 2012. Mr. Cherone is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President, Director of Operations of Institutional Fund Management
Ms. Dann is a Senior Vice President and Director of Operations in LXP’s Institutional Fund Management Group. She joined the firm in 2007 and has held various roles within the asset management and dispositions departments. Prior to joining LXP, she was employed by First Winthrop Corporation. Ms. Dann received a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Mr. Furnary is a Senior Vice President of Acquisitions who joined the firm in 2012. He has a B.A. from Georgetown University.
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Ms. Gentry is a Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, where she directs LXP’s investor communications. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, she was a Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Chambers Street Properties. She also worked in investor relations at various public non-traded and traded net-lease REITs from 2008 through 2014. Ms. Gentry received a B.A. in Communications from Towson University and an M.S. in Yoga Therapy from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Senior Vice President, Director of ESG and Corporate Operations
Ms. Moore is a Senior Vice President and serves as the Director of ESG and Corporate Operations. She joined the firm in 2007 and previously served as Vice President of Asset Management. Ms. Moore graduated from Texas A&M University.
Vice President, Corporate Controller
Ms. Galarza is Vice President and serves as Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, she was employed by Berdon LLP as an Auditor. Ms. Galarza graduated from the Queens College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Director of Human Resources
Ms. Klein is the Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Ms. Klein was the Director of Human Resources at Sabin, Bermant, and Gould LLP. Ms. Klein received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA from Teacher’s College/Columbia University.
RICHARD S. FRARY
Mr. Frary has served as an Independent Trustee since December 2006. Mr. Frary has been the founding partner and majority shareholder of Tallwood Associates, Inc., a private real estate investment firm, since 1990 and a partner of Brookwood Financial Partners, L.P., a private equity firm that acquires real estate and invests in private companies, since 1993. Mr. Frary also co-owns a portfolio of office, multifamily, retail and community development assets. He serves as a Director of Nexus BSP, Inc., a private oil and gas exploration company, and previously served as a director of Newkirk Realty Trust, Inc. and The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Frary is a CPA and provides our Board of Trustees with extensive real estate investment and corporate finance experience and knowledge of the assets acquired in our merger with Newkirk Realty Trust, Inc.
LAWRENCE L. GRAY
Mr. Gray has served as an Independent Trustee since December 2015. He is Chief Executive Officer of GrayCo, Inc., a private real estate company that owns and manages apartment communities, master planned community investments and timberlands located throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining GrayCo in 2010, Mr. Gray spent seventeen years in the investment banking business, most recently with Wachovia Corporation where he had direct responsibility for the Real Estate Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Equity, Homebuilder Finance and Structured Finance groups. Prior to Wachovia, Mr. Gray worked in the real estate investment banking groups at J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Gray has an A.B. in Economics from the University of North Carolina and a M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. Mr. Gray provides the Board with extensive real estate investment and corporate finance experience.
Mr. Gupta has served as an Independent Trustee since April 2022. He is an entrepreneurial executive with experience in U.S. and international venture capital, assessing emerging technologies, scaling high-growth companies, teaching entrepreneurship and coordinating national security and technology policy. Mr. Gupta has served as a Venture Partner of Columbia Capital, a private equity firm focused on Enterprise IT, Mobility and Digital Infrastructure since 2000. He currently serves as a board member of LMI, a leading national security not-for-profit, and C5 Acquisition Corp., a special acquisition company focused on cybersecurity, space and energy sectors. He is also currently on the board or was previously involved with Columbia portfolio companies including Altamira (Acquired by Clearsky), Daz3D, Millennial Media, Endgame (acquired by Elastic), Riptech (acquired by Symantec Corporation), Softek Storage Holdings (acquired by IBM), Verato, Vubiquity (acquired by Amdocs) and Webs (acquired by Vista print). Mr. Gupta served as an Independent Director at 1901 Group, leading cloud and security managed services company (acquired by Leidos). Previously, he spent time with Carlyle Venture Partners, where he focused on software investments. Earlier, Mr. Gupta held positions in Arthur D. Little’s telecom and technology consulting practice and shared responsibility for establishing ADL’s operation in India. He is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Advisor to Provost at Georgetown Business School and an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University. Mr. Gupta previously served as a member of the Tech & Cybersecurity Advisory Committee for U.S. Senator Mark Warner.
Ms. Handwerker has served as an Independent Trustee since March 2017. She is a partner of KSH Capital, which provides real estate entrepreneurs with capital and expertise to seed or grow their platform. Ms. Handwerker is also a member of the Board of Directors of Benefit Street Partners Realty Trust, Inc., a member of the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences Board of Overseers and is the Founder and Chairperson of Penn Arts & Sciences Professional Women’s Alliance. In 2019, she was named one of WomenInc.’s “Most Influential Corporate Directors.” Prior to joining KSH Capital in May 2016, Ms. Handwerker was a Senior Vice President and Principal of Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn LLC, a New York-based asset management firm, where she continued to manage the CRM Windridge Partners hedge funds. Prior to joining Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn LLC in 2002, she was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager with ING Furman Selz Asset Management LLC (ING FSAM), a New York based subsidiary of ING Group, where she created, launched and managed Windridge Partners, L.P. From 1994 to 2000, Ms. Handwerker was a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst (Sell-Side) at the international corporate and investment bank ING Barings and its predecessor, Furman Selz, LLC.
CLAIRE A. KOENEMAN
Ms. Koeneman has served as an Independent Trustee since September 2015. She is Managing Director of Financial Communications, at Ketchum, a global public relations and communications firm. Previously, Ms. Koeneman worked in senior positions at global public relations agencies, as well as at a boutique digital-first communications firm. Her professional experience focuses on serving as a strategic partner to companies and C-suite executives, advising them on key business issues & initiatives, bringing over 25 years of experience in corporate, financial and crisis communications to the LXP Board. Ms. Koeneman is a corporate governance expert and in 2019 was named to Women Inc.’s “Most Influential Corporate Directors” list recognizing ESG best practices. Earlier in her career, she was President of Financial Relations Board (FRB), an investor relations firm where she established the leading REIT & real estate practice in the U.S. She has an MBA in finance from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Smith College. Additionally, Ms. Koeneman has served as a diplomat to the Principality of Monaco in its Honorary Consular Corps since 2009.
NANCY ELIZABETH NOE
Ms. Noe has served as an Independent Trustee since May 2021. She recently retired from the global law firm Paul Hastings LLP, which she joined in 1995. Ms. Noe served as a partner in the firm from February 2001 through her retirement and as Chair of the Corporate Department from February 2010 until February 2020. She is the Vice-chair and Chair-elect of the Board of Trustees of Agnes Scott College and has served as a Trustee of the College since July 2014.
Mr. Roth has served as an Independent Trustee since November 2017. He is a principal of HSR Advisors, a consulting firm providing strategic and financial advice. Mr. Roth recently retired from Ernst & Young LLP as the leader of the firm’s global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction (RHC) practice. He was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP (including its predecessor firm, Kenneth Leventhal & Co.) since 1991. Mr. Roth is currently an Advisory Board Member of Hodes Weill & Associates.