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ISS recommends one in every of Land & Buildings’ director nominees at Condo Funding and Administration Co

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Companies (ISS) on Monday advisable that Condo Funding and Administration Firm (AIV.N) buyers elect one in every of funding agency Land & Buildings’ two director nominees to the actual property funding belief’s 10- member board.

ISS mentioned a newcomer might assist iron out governance points and set up a extra strong investor communication program that would enhance efficiency.

“Whereas the corporate’s share worth and operational efficiency don’t sign a disaster, the low cost to NAV (internet asset worth) displays the corporate’s untapped potential and constrains its means to put money into deliberate tasks in a maximally environment friendly method,” ISS wrote in its suggestion. AIMC shares have been flat at $8.27 on Monday afternoon.

James Sullivan, who labored as an actual property funding banker and a senior adviser at business actual estate-focused agency Inexperienced Avenue Advisors, “seems greatest fitted to the (firm’s) board,” ISS wrote, including that he would deliver an impartial voice and his expertise at Inexperienced Avenue might assist enhance the corporate’s investor communications program.

Condo Funding and Administration Co disagreed that stockholders assist Sullivan, saying he has “no public firm board or govt administration expertise” and doesn’t present any experience that isn’t presently represented on its board.

ISS additionally advisable buyers vote for incumbent board members Jay Leupp and R. Dary Stone who’re standing for re-election.

Land & Buildings, which owns a 5.8% stake within the firm and is run by Jonathan Litt, has criticized the corporate for its buying and selling low cost to its said internet asset worth.

The ISS report comes after a smaller advisory agency, Glass Lewis, advisable that shareholders re-elect all firm administrators.

Many buyers comply with ISS suggestions on votes starting from who will sit on the board to company issues like acquisitions. This vote, scheduled for Dec. 16, will likely be among the many first to make use of the common proxy card the place buyers can choose their most well-liked board candidates as a substitute of the long-used two-card system the place buyers typically voted for both administration or the dissident’s director nominees.

Reporting by Svea Herbst-Bayliss in New York; Extra reporting by Nivedita Balu;
Enhancing by Matthew Lewis and Subhranshu Sahu

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