David Lukes has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and has been a member of SITE Centers' Board of Directors since March 2017.
Prior to joining SITE Centers, Mr. Lukes served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Equity One Inc. from June 2014 until March 2017 and served as Executive Vice President from May 2014 to June 2014. Mr. Lukes also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sears Holding Corporation affiliate Seritage Realty Trust from 2012 through April 2014 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Olshan Properties from 2010 through 2012. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Lukes served in various senior management positions at Kimco Realty Corporation, including serving as its Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Lukes has also served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Retail Value Inc., an owner and operator of shopping centers listed on the New York Stock Exchange, since 2018, and as an Independent Director of Citycon Oyj, an owner and manager of shopping centers in the Nordic region listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, since 2017.
Mr. Lukes holds a bachelor's degree in environmental design from Miami University, a master's degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in real estate development from Columbia University.
Michael Makinen has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2017. Prior to joining SITE Centers, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Equity One Inc. from July 2014 until March 2017. Mr. Makinen also served as Chief Operating Officer of Olshan Properties from 2010 to June 2014, as Vice President of Real Estate of United Retail Group from 2008 to 2010, as Vice President of Real Estate of Linens ‘n Things from 2004 to 2008 and as Executive Vice President of Thompson Associate, Inc., a real estate consulting firm, from 1990 to 2004. Mr. Makinen has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Retail Value Inc. since 2018.
Mr. Makinen holds a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in geography from Indiana University.
Matthew Ostrower has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since March 2017. Prior to joining SITE Centers, he served as Executive Vice President of Equity One Inc. from March 2015 and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from April 2015 until March 2017. Mr. Ostrower also served as Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Morgan Stanley from 2010 and previously served as a Vice President, Executive Director and a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley from 2000 to 2008. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Ostrower was a founding member of the Gerrity Group, a private retail real estate company focused on the management, leasing and disposition of shopping centers, where he was responsible for capital raising and investment strategy. Mr. Ostrower has also served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Retail Value Inc. since 2018, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, a public retail real estate investment trust, from 2010 to February 2015.
Mr. Ostrower holds a dual Master of Science in real estate and city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University.
Christa A. Vesy is Executive Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer, a position she assumed in March 2012. In these roles, Ms. Vesy oversees the property and corporate accounting, and financial reporting functions for SITE Centers. Previously Ms. Vesy served as Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer since November 2006. Ms. Vesy has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Retail Value Inc. since 2018.
Prior to joining SITE Centers, Ms. Vesy worked for The Lubrizol Corporation, where she served as manager of external financial reporting and then as controller for the lubricant additives business segment. Prior to joining Lubrizol, from 1993 to September 2004, Ms. Vesy held various positions with the Assurance and Business Advisory Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a registered public accounting firm, including Senior Manager from 1999 to September 2004.
Ms. Vesy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Ms. Vesy is a certified public accountant (CPA) and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rocky River Soccer Organization as Treasurer.
Aaron M. Kitlowski is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, a position he assumed in November 2017. Mr. Kitlowski has also served as Executive Vice President and Secretary of Retail Value Inc. since 2018.
Prior to joining SITE Centers, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Equity One for six years. Before Equity One, Mr. Kitlowski served as Chief Counsel of CIT Group Inc. for six years and as an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for seven years.
Mr. Kitlowski earned a Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.