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Katie Bucklew

Vice President - Development

Katie Bucklew

Katie Bucklew is Vice President of Development, working directly with Steve Boyle, Managing Director of Development, on the acquisition, vision, leasing strategy, project management and execution for ground-up development and redevelopment activity in the portfolio.

Katie began her career in EDENS’ financial management analyst program, working on debit and equity raises, new development projects, acquisitions and corporate reporting. She has since held a number of high-profile roles at EDENS that have given her a broad perspective of the retail real estate industry. Previously, Katie worked directly for Jodie W. McLean, EDENS CEO, on portfolio transactions and strategic growth, capital allocation and operational strategy. Katie ran point on the $861 million AMREIT transaction that brought in 50 assets from Texas and Atlanta to the portfolio. Prior to this role, Katie spent three years on the Mid-Atlantic investment team, directing the daily activities and executing strategic plans for the 35-center Mid-Atlantic portfolio, comprised of more than 4 million SF and $1 billion in asset value. She also spent two years on the EDENS leasing team, where she was the second-leading leasing producer in 2010, responsible for 11 retail centers totaling more than 1.2 million square feet.

Katie holds a Master of Business Adminsitration from The Wharton School; a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School; and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. As a dedicated contributor to the community of industry professionals, Katie is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Women in Retail Real Estate and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). She is an active leader in the ULI Washington District Council, sitting on both the Women’s Leadership Initiative and Governance committees.