Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
As a member of the Senior Executive team, Mr. Pfeiffer oversees the various legal aspects of the company, including compliance with all laws, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange. He also regularly interacts with the Board of Directors and assists each of the company’s departments with any legal matters that may arise. With respect to the day-to-day operations, Mr. Pfeiffer provides oversight and a legal perspective for the acquisition, leasing and sale of properties. Mr. Pfeiffer also oversees the company’s insurance programs. Another important role for him is as a member of Realty Income’s Investment Committee, which reviews and approves all of the company’s property investments.
Mr. Pfeiffer joined Realty Income in 1990 and served as the head of the Legal department. He left the company in 2001 for one year to become the General Counsel for Westfield, a shopping mall REIT. Prior to working at Realty Income, Mr. Pfeiffer was in private practice with a real estate law firm and served as Corporate Attorney for a title insurance company. As his career as an attorney focused on real estate law, the various positions he’s held have supported and enhanced his understanding of the legal issues associated with acquiring and owning real estate to generate income. Mr. Pfeiffer feels his most important contribution to Realty Income is to provide the legal perspective that helps keep us on track as The Monthly Dividend Company®.
Mr. Pfeiffer graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, and a minor in Political Science. He then attended the University of San Diego, School of Law and received a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Pfeiffer is a licensed attorney, and a member of the State Bar of California and Florida and is a licensed real estate broker.