Chairman and CEO
John Kite is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kite Realty Group. Kite Realty Group is a full-service, vertically-integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the development, ownership and operation of high-quality neighborhood and community shopping centers in select markets in the United States. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (KRG) and has over $4 billion in assets. Mr. Kite is responsible for the strategic direction and operating results of the company. He serves as the head of the company’s capital allocation committee, which is responsible for major capital transactions.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Kite Realty Group upon its initial public offering in August 2004, Mr. Kite was President of Kite Companies from 1997–2004. In 1994, Mr. Kite was named President of KMI Realty Advisors, an affiliate of the Kite Companies. KMI Realty Advisors is a full-service, SEC-registered real estate advisory firm. Mr. Kite joined the Kite organization as Chief Financial Officer of Kite Development in 1990. Mr. Kite was a Business Development Officer in the Commercial Lending Department of Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, IL from 1987-1990. Mr. Kite graduated from DePauw University with a BA in Economics in 1987.