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Heath Fear Returning to GGP to Replace Retiring CFO

Appointment Marks Return of Former Capital Markets Exec to GGP from Retail Properties of America where he was EVP/CFO/Treasurer Since 2015
September 21, 2017
GGP is bringing back Heath Fear as EVP of Finance. He will take over as CFO for the Chicago-based mall owner and operator following Michael Berman's retirement early next year..
GGP is bringing back Heath Fear as EVP of Finance. He will take over as CFO for the Chicago-based mall owner and operator following Michael Berman's retirement early next year..
GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) announced that Michael B. Berman, its executive vice president and CFO since December 2011, plans to retire by March 1, 2018.

As his replacement, GGP is bringing back Heath R. Fear as EVP of Finance, effective November 6, 2017. Following Berman's retirement, Fear will assume the role of CFO for the Chicago-based mall owner and operator.

The appointment marks a return for Fear, who most recently served as the CFO and treasurer of Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI). Before joining RPAI, Fear was with GGP for 12 years, most recently as the senior vice president of capital markets.

Prior to his first tenure at GGP, Fear was as-counsel for Prime Group Realty Trust and before that, was an associate in the real estate practice groups of Kirkland & Ellis and Pedersen & Houpt.

Fear holds a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and bachelor of arts degrees in political science and English from John Carroll University.

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