Terry S. Brown is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, one of the nation’s leading private owners, operators and developers of retail real estate. The Company has approximately $4 billion invested in approximately 110 retail centers along the East Coast totaling over 14 million square feet. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. Columbia, S.C., Atlanta, and Miami.
Brown joined EDENS as CEO in 2002. Today, the Company is distinguished by the connectivity of its centers to their communities as well as by its investment grade quality balance sheet and unique corporate culture. Also under Brown’s leadership, EDENS has established marketplace leadership positions in sustainability practices, technology and management training.
Before joining EDENS, Brown was Chief Executive Officer of Andersen Corporate Finance LLC (NASD Broker-Dealer subsidiary of Arthur Andersen) where he was responsible for strategy and investment banking activities on a global basis across the real estate, manufacturing, technology, services and energy industries. Prior to joining Andersen, he was a U.S. Army Officer.
Brown is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a former Trustee and Executive Committee member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and was a member of the Inaugural Class of the Liberty Fellowship, a leadership initiative sponsored by the Aspen Institute. Additionally, Brown serves on the Board of Directors of EDENS, Consolidated Systems Inc., the University of Georgia Foundation, Opus Corporation, and the Federal City Council. Brown is also a member of the Palmetto Business Forum. Brown was named as a 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Regional Award winner and National Finalist.
Brown is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.