Mr. Blankenship currently serves as a Director of Regency Centers (NYSE), a national owner, operator and developer of shopping centers, Civeo (NYSE) an integrated provider of workforce accommodations, Pacolet-Milliken Enterprises, Inc., a private investment company, Merit Hill an owner of self-storage facilities across the United States and Berkshire Residential Investments, a private real estate investment management company.
Previously he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Verde Realty from January 2009 and as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 2012 to December 2012 when Verde Realty merged with Brookfield Asset Management. Upon completion of the merger, Mr. Blankenship continued as the Chief Executive Officer of Verde Realty until August 2013. Prior to 2009, he served as Co-Chairman of Verde Realty beginning in 2003. From 1998 until 2003, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Security Capital Group Incorporated which was sold to GE Capital Corporation in 2002.
He was Chief Operating Officer of Security Capital from 1998 to 2002 and Managing Director from 1991 until 1998. Prior to 1997, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Archstone Communities Trust. Mr. Blankenship was formerly a trustee of Prologis Trust and was formerly a director of Archstone Communities Trust, BelmontCorp, InterPark Holdings Incorporated, Storage USA, Inc., CarrAmerica Realty Corporation and Macquarie Capital Partners, LLC.
Mr. Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship is a certified public accountant and a graduate of the University of Texas.