Realty Income, the Monthly Dividend Company

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Michael Pfeiffer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

Michael Pfeiffer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

Executive Management Team, Legal Department

What I Do

As a member of our Senior Executive team, I oversee the various legal aspects of our company, including compliance with all laws, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange. I also regularly interact with our Board of Directors and assist each of our departments with any legal matters that may arise. With respect to our day-to-day operations, I provide oversight and a legal perspective for the acquisition, leasing and sale of properties. I also oversee the company's insurance and retirement plans. Another important role for me is as a member of our Investment Committee, which reviews and approves all of our property investments.


I joined Realty Income in 1990 and served as the head of the Legal department. I 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, I was in private practice with a real estate law firm and served as Corporate Attorney for a title insurance company. As my career as an attorney has mostly involved real estate law, the various positions I've held have supported and enhanced my understanding of the various legal issues associated with acquiring and owning real estate to generate income. I feel my most important contribution to Realty Income is to provide the legal perspective that helps keep us on track as The Monthly Dividend Company®.

I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a minor in Political Science. I then attended the University of San Diego, School of Law and received a Juris Doctor degree. I am a licensed attorney and a member of the State Bar of California and Florida and am a licensed real estate broker.

Other Interests

I like to stay very active and enjoy running, biking, swimming, skiing, hiking and yoga. I also enjoy spending time with my children.