CenterPoint Properties is pleased to announce it has appointed Christopher “Chris” Papa as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Chris will be based in CenterPoint’s headquarters at 1808 Swift Drive in Oak Brook, Illinois.
“Chris is a strategic, forward-thinking senior executive with over 15 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer at two high profile, publicly-traded REITs. We couldn’t be happier to have a person with his acumen and track record joining CenterPoint,” said Bob Chapman, CenterPoint Chief Executive Officer.
“CenterPoint is well-known for rising to a high standard of excellence. It’s an honor to join such an esteemed team of seasoned professionals. I look forward to helping them continue to innovate in industrial real estate,” said Chris Papa.
Most recently, Chris was the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer with Liberty Property Trust. In addition to managing a team at Liberty, he also served as an instrumental member of the executive management team, providing strategic leadership in finance, capital markets, investor relations, accounting, tax, and information technology.
Before Liberty, Chris spent more than 12 years at Post Properties as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. While at Post, he served as a member of the executive management team and directly managed a cross-functional team.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clemson University. He began his career in public accounting as an auditor at Price Waterhouse. He also worked at Arthur Andersen for 10 years, ultimately ascending to audit partner, and was the Chief Financial Officer at a privately held manufacturing company.
About CenterPoint Properties:
CenterPoint is an industrial real estate company made up of dedicated thinkers, innovators and leaders with the creativity and know-how to tackle the industry’s toughest challenges. And it’s those kinds of problems—the delicate, the complex, the seemingly-impossible—that we relish most. Because with an agile team, substantial access to capital, and industry-leading expertise, those are exactly the kinds of problems we’re built to solve. For more information on CenterPoint Properties, visit centerpoint.com, follow @CenterPointProp on Twitter or engage with us on LinkedIn.