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April 18, 2015 5:21 PM ET

Real Estate Management and Development

Company Overview of EDENS, Inc.

Company Overview

EDENS, Inc. develops, owns, and operates community-oriented shopping places in primary markets in the East Coast. EDENS, Inc. was formerly known as Edens & Avant, Inc. and changed its name to EDENS, Inc. in December 2011. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Columbia, South Carolina. It has additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Bethesda, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; West Hartford, Connecticut; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

1221 Main Street

Suite 1000

Columbia, SC 29201

United States

Founded in 1966





Key Executives for EDENS, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 52
President and Chief Investment Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Accounting Officer and Managing Director
Chief Information Officer and Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

EDENS, Inc. Key Developments

EDENS Announces Executive Changes

EDENS announced two pivotal promotions in the company's South Carolina headquarters office this week. Chief Accounting Officer Chris Kopecky was named managing director, and Seth Black was made vice president of portfolio management. Chris Kopecky was named managing director in addition to his role as chief accounting officer. He is responsible for overseeing the company's property, construction and development, corporate, and tax accounting functions, including technical accounting issues, budgeting and re-forecasting, internal and external financial reporting, as well as the internal control environment. Kopecky is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), National Association of Real Estate Companies (NAREC) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC.

EDENS Announces Executive Promotions

EDENS announced three pivotal promotions in the company's Boston headquarters this week. Former vice president of leasing, Elizabeth Furnelli, was named managing director, as was former vice president of property management, Gregg Edelstein CPM. Michael Kenny was selected as the new vice president of investments. Elizabeth Furnelli leads the company in strategic development and retailer relationships in the Northeast region, first as vice president of leasing and now as managing director. Furnelli joined the company in 2002 and opened the Boston regional headquarters office. She has more than 12 years of diverse sales, real estate marketing, leasing and management experience. A native of Massachusetts. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves on the Planning Committee for the ICSC New England Idea Exchange and Conference. As Managing Director, Gregg Edelstein oversees implementation of facility management plans for the company portfolio in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Edelstein has more than 14 years of experience in property management and previously owned a third-party property management company. He joined the company in 2007, is a Certified Property Manager and received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Northeastern University.

Edens Announces Four New Local Retailers and Restaurants to Open at Park Road Shopping Center

EDENS announced four new local retailers and restaurants to open at Park Road Shopping Center in the coming months. EDENS acquired Park Road Shopping Center in 2011, and is committed to preserve its close community ties, while enhancing the family-friendly atmosphere and diverse merchandise mix. The company has designed the redeveloped center with the community in mind to create a place where neighbors can connect with friends and family. EDENS has focused heavily on the design of Park Road including improved traffic circulation, creating more of a walkable community, along with added and improved outdoor dining areas and landscaping. The center's facade, storefronts and sidewalks have also undergone design enhancements. The newly announced additions include: Cantina 1511, Va Da Vie, LALA Girl and RockSalt. Cantina 1511, scheduled to open toward the end of this summer, is a Charlotte institution. In 2004, Cantina 1511 opened its doors with the promise to serve the good souls of Charlotte with consistently outstanding Mexican fare. Cantina 1511 continues to 'bring more to the table than good food,' as they continue to expand their vision and serve food made from quality freshly grown ingredients. The philosophy behind the menu is to create a tapestry of flavor, color, aromas and textures happening in a joyous and friendly atmosphere.

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