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Whitestone REIT Taps Christine Mastandrea as COO

Shopping center REIT Whitestone has announced the promotion of executive vice president of corporate strategy Christine Mastandrea to the role of COO. Mastandrea will assume the responsibilities of this role in addition to the ones she has currently.

Prior to joining Whitestone, Mastandrea worked in banking at Robert W. Baird & Co. and advised Whitestone on some of its highest priority projects, including the Company’s IPO in 2010.

Current COO John Dee has left the firm as part of the leadership transition, effective February 9, 2022. Dee served as COO since 2006. In addition, Bradford Johnson, executive vice president of acquisitions and asset management, has also left the company as part of the transition. Johnson has been at Whitestone since 2010.

“I would like to thank John and Bradford for their contributions to the Company over the years,” said Dave Holeman, CEO at Whitestone. “Their leadership and dedication to the Company helped shape our evolution as well as our ability to execute on our strategic initiatives. On behalf of the entire Board and management team, I wish both of them all the best in their future endeavors.”

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