EDENS Announces Key Appointments for Texas Portfolio


HOUSTON, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — EDENS, one of the nation’s leading private owners, operators and developers of retail real estate, announces pivotal appointments for the company. With more than 20 centers in Texas, EDENS fortifies its commitment to the market by naming Tom Kiler as Senior Vice President to helm the Texas portfolio and to lay the groundwork for future expansion.

Kiler rejoins EDENS after having served as Vice President of Development for EDENS from 2006 to 2014 in the Washington, DC regional headquarters. During that time he led the development efforts of Mosaic, the 31-acre, 2 million square foot mixed-use neighborhood in Fairfax, VA. Most recently, Kiler was a Senior Development Manager with Continuum Partners, LLC, overseeing projects in Chicago and Denver. As EDENS new Senior Vice President, Kiler is responsible for management of the company’s Texas portfolio and will direct acquisitions, development and operations of EDENS’ properties in Houston and Dallas.

“EDENS’ growth in the Texas market is an important initiative for us,” says Jodie W. McLean, EDENS’ chief executive officer. “Under Tom’s leadership, our team will build on the great foundation we already have in the region, while at the same time strengthen the presence of EDENS in the marketplace.”

EDENS also announces two veteran company leaders in new roles for the Texas market.  Keith Davidson, Vice President of Investments, will be responsible for dispositions and investment relationships in the region. With more than 15 years at EDENS, Davidson has extensive experience in acquisitions, dispositions, and financing.

Brent Buck, Director of Investments, will lead asset management of EDENS’ core portfolio in Texas. Having spent 13 years in EDENS’ Columbia, SC office, Buck returns to Texas where he spent his earlier career directing property management and leasing.  

“We have a number of exciting projects in Texas, including Uptown Park in Houston and Preston Royal in Dallas. These appointments reinforce our commitment to the region and to enriching the community,” adds McLean.

EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of more than 120 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit