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Edward Coury Named as Director of Leasing for Starwood Retail Properties

September 10, 2012

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Starwood Retail Properties (“SRP”) announced today that Edward Coury has been hired as Vice President and Director of Leasing for SRP, the newly created retail platform that will oversee the underwriting and management of retail investments by Starwood Capital Group. Mr. Coury, who will be based at the company’s headquarters in Chicago, will report to SRP Chief Operating Officer F. Scott Ball.

In his new position, Mr. Coury will be responsible for the management of SRP’s leasing team. He also will have direct responsibility for all retail leasing, including strategic planning for all property merchandising, approval of lease transactions, tenant allowance capital and oversight of third-party brokers. Mr. Coury has more than 25 years of retail real estate experience on both the landlord and tenant sides of the industry.

“Ed is highly respected within the retail industry and brings a tremendous amount of talent and experience to our team,” said Mr. Ball.

Prior to joining SRP, Mr. Coury was Senior Vice President of Leasing and Construction for Charlotte Russe, where he was responsible for their real estate portfolio of over 500 stores across the United States.

Deb Barbanel, the Global Head of Real Estate for Russell Reynolds Associates, led the initiative on behalf of Starwood Retail Properties.