Chief Executive Officer
As the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Case’s primary responsibility is to perform as a fiduciary for our shareholders in fulfilling our mission to provide monthly dividends that increase over time. This responsibility involves overseeing all of our operations, as well as creating and executing on the company’s strategy. The implementation of our strategy involves constant monitoring of the economic environment, analyzing factors that can impact our operations, and doing what is required to generate investor returns, while mitigating the risks that are taken to achieve those returns.
Mr. Case was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in September 2013. He joined Realty Income in 2010 as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and served in this capacity until March 2013, when he was promoted to President, Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Realty Income, Mr. Case worked for approximately 20 years as a New York-based real estate investment banker. He began his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch, where he worked for 14 years, and was named a Managing Director in 2000. Following his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Case was co-head of Real Estate Investment Banking at UBS and later, the co-head of Real Estate Investment Banking at RBC, where he also served on the firm’s Global Investment Banking Management Committee. During Mr. Case’s investment banking career, he was responsible for more than $100 billion in real estate capital markets and advisory transactions.
Mr. Case is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University. In addition, he is extensively involved in the broader real estate industry, serving on the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), The President’s Council of The Real Estate Roundtable, and as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Previously, he served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC) and as a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Mr. Case graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and the Darden School of Business at The University of Virginia with a Masters in Business Administration.