Vice President, Development
Katie Bucklew is Vice President of Development working on the acquisition, vision, leasing strategy, project management and execution for ground-up development and redevelopment activity in the portfolio. Katie began her career in EDENS’ financial management analyst program, working on debit and equity raises, new development projects, acquisitions and corporate reporting. She has since held a number of high-profile roles at EDENS that have given her a broad perspective of the retail real estate industry. Previously, Katie worked directly for Jodie McLean, EDENS’ Chief Executive Officer, on portfolio transactions and strategic growth, capital allocation and operational strategy. Prior to this role, Katie spent three years on the Mid-Atlantic investment team, directing the daily activities and executing strategic plans for the 35-center Mid-Atlantic portfolio comprised of more than 4 million square feet and $1B in asset value. She also spent two years on the EDENS leasing team, where she was the second-leading leasing producer in 2010, responsible for 11 retail centers totaling over 1.2 million square feet. Katie holds an MBA from The Wharton School, a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Katie is a member of ICSC, Women in Retail Real Estate and The Urban Land Institute. She is an active leader in the ULI Washington District Council, sitting on the Women’s Leadership Initiative committee.