Michael D. McKee has been Realty Income’s Director since August 1994 and Chairman of the Board since February 2012.
Mr. McKee is the Executive Chairman of HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) (May 2016-present) and also served as interim Chief Executive Officer of HCP, Inc. (July 2016 – December 2016). Mr. McKee was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Bentall Kennedy (U.S.), a registered real estate investment advisor (2010-2016). Prior to that, he was the Vice Chairman (1999-2008) and Chief Executive Officer (2007-2008) of The Irvine Company, a privately-held real estate investment company, where he also previously served as its Chief Operating Officer (2001-2007), Chief Financial Officer (1997-2001), and Executive Vice President (1994-1999). Prior to joining The Irvine Company, Mr. McKee was a partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins (1986-1994). Through each of these positions Mr. McKee has obtained extensive real estate experience and provides valuable insight and expertise to the Board and our senior management team.
Mr. McKee is a member of the board of directors of HCP, Inc. (1989-present), First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) (2011-present), and the Tiger Woods Foundation (2006-present). Mr. McKee previously served on the board of directors of Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) (2008-2012), The Irvine Company (1998-2008), and Hoag Hospital Foundation (1999-2008).
In addition to being the Chairman of Realty Income’s Board of Directors, Mr. McKee is the Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.