Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE: KRG) has named Scott Murray executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Scott spent the past eight years at Indianapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg LLP. August 19, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE: KRG) (the “Company”) announced that Scott E. Murray joined the Company today in the newly created position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
“Scott possesses tremendous legal and business knowledge and experience across various industries that will be a great asset to our company,” said John A. Kite, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He has an impressive history of achievement and has been a strong leader throughout his 13-year legal career. I am delighted to have him join Kite.”
As General Counsel, Mr. Murray will serve as the Company’s Chief Legal Officer, overseeing key corporate strategic and risk assessment initiatives and advising management and the board on such matters. He will also lead the negotiation of complex business transactions and contracts, and manage the procurement of external legal services and the in-house legal department.
For the past eight years, Mr. Murray was a partner in the national law firm of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP where he acted as lead litigation counsel for companies and individuals in highly complex commercial cases throughout the United States. He also advised real estate developers on matters regarding leases, management agreements and litigation and negotiated resolution of lease disputes. Prior to joining Barnes and Thornburg, Mr. Murray was an associate in the Boston office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Mr. Murray received a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree with High Distinction in Secondary Education from Indiana University. He is a member of the State Bars of Indiana and Massachusetts.
About Kite Realty Group Trust
Kite Realty Group Trust is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, operation, management, leasing, acquisition, construction, redevelopment and development of neighborhood and community shopping centers in selected markets in the United States. At July 1, 2014, and after giving effect to the previously announced merger transaction with Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc., the Company owned interests in a portfolio of 133 operating, development and redevelopment properties totaling approximately 21.6 million owned square feet across 26 states
Source: Kite Realty Group Trust