Management Team

Our management team consists of individuals with corporate roles as well as regional operating teams with in-house property management and asset management expertise.

Piedmont's Southeast portfolio is comprised of over 4 million square feet located in Atlanta and Orlando.

Piedmont's Southwest region is comprised of approximately 2.7 million square feet located primarily in Dallas.

Piedmont's Northeast Region is comprised of over 5 million square feet of office space located primarily in Boston, New York, New Jersey and the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

Piedmont's Midwest Region, is comprised of approximately 3 million square feet located primarily in metropolitan Chicago and Minneapolis

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    President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

    C. Brent Smith

    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

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    Chief Financial Officer since 2007; also responsible for information technology, risk management and human resource functions

    Robert E. Bowers

    Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, EVP

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    Responsible for all general ledger accounting, SEC and tax reporting functions

    Laura P. Moon

    Chief Accounting Officer & SVP

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    Leads asset and property management divisions and oversees construction function

    George M. Wells

    EVP Real Estate Operations

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    Provide guidance on all capital raising activity and primary liaison for banking and rating agency relationships.

    Christopher A. Kollme

    EVP Finance and Strategy

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    Responsible for treasury and finance matters, forecasting, operational reporting, and investor relations

    Edward H. Guilbert, III

    EVP Finance and Treasurer

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    Oversees all property management activities for the entire portfolio

    Kevin D. Fossum, RPA

    SVP Property Management

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    Responsible for property acquisitions and dispositions for Mid-Atlantic Region, Northeast Region and Southwest Region

    Wilson G. Stone

    SVP Capital Transactions

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Alex Valente

EVP, Asset Management

Alex Valente

Alex Valente has served as our Executive Vice President for the Southeast Region since 2019. He is responsible for overseeing Piedmont’s Southeast Region operations, comprised of approximately five million square feet located in Atlanta and Orlando, including all development, leasing, asset management and transactional activity. During his 15-year tenure at Piedmont, he has worked on many complex transactions including directly negotiating leases with some of our largest tenants. In addition to the Southeast, Mr. Valente has served several other of Piedmont’s markets including our Midwest and Northeast Regions. Mr. Valente is an active member of NAIOP, the Cobb County Chamber, and is a board member of SelectCobb.    

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Joseph H. Pangburn

EVP Southwest Region

Joseph H. Pangburn

Joseph H. Pangburn has served as our Executive Vice President — Southwest Region since 2014. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing Piedmont’s Southwest Region operations, comprised of over four million square feet principally located in Dallas, including all development, leasing, asset management and transactional activity. Prior to his promotion to his current position in 2014, Mr. Pangburn had been responsible for the leasing and asset management activities for the Company’s Western Region portfolio since 2007. His previous tenures include Wells Real Estate Funds, Inc., Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, Inc. and Prentiss Properties Limited, Inc. Throughout his career, his activities and experience have been concentrated on properties located in the western United States, and specifically in Texas. Mr. Pangburn is a member of the Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District Board, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (“NAIOP”), and the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”).  

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Robert K. Wiberg

EVP Northeast Region and Head of Development

Robert K. Wiberg

Robert K. Wiberg has served as Executive Vice President for the Northeast Region since 2019 and Head of Development since 2012. Prior to being appointed Executive Vice President for the Northeast Region, Mr. Wiberg served as Executive Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic region which was consolidated into the Northeast Region during 2019. Consequently, Mr. Wiberg is responsible for all leasing, property management, asset management, acquisitions and dispositions approximately six million square feet of office space located primarily in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. metro area, Boston, and metro-New York, as well as all development projects nationwide. Mr. Wiberg’s previous tenures include Brandywine Realty Trust, Prentiss Properties, Cadillac Fairview and Coldwell Banker (now CBRE). As a recognized industry leader, he has served on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Chapter of NAIOP and the board of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and currently serves on the board of the Ballston Business Improvement District.  

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Thomas R. Prescott

EVP Midwest Region

Thomas R. Prescott

Thomas R. Prescott has served as our Executive Vice President for the Midwest Region since joining Piedmont in 2014 and is responsible for all leasing, asset management, acquisitions, dispositions and development projects for Piedmont’s Midwest Region, which is comprised of approximately 2.5 million square feet located primarily in Minneapolis. His previous tenures include Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc., Forest City Enterprises, and Higgins Development Partners (formerly Walsh, Higgins & Company), and The Shaw Company. Mr. Prescott is a recognized real estate industry leader and a member of NAIOP and ULI.  

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