Jodie W. McLean Joins Milhaus Board of Directors

October 04, 2021

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Jodie W. McLean, Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, will be the first female member to join the board.

INDIANAPOLIS (October 4, 2021) – Milhaus, an award-winning national developer, owner and operator of Class-A multifamily properties, today announces that Jodie W. McLean has joined the Board of Directors. McLean is Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, one of the nation’s leading private owners, operators and developers of retail real estate. 

With a more than 25-year tenure at EDENS, McLean is a key player in the company’s growth and expansion to its current marketplace leadership, capitalized by blue-chip investors and assets valued at $6.5 billion. McLean is responsible for moving EDENS’ strategy to major urban centers to create a portfolio of assets that are the center of community life. She was named Chief Investment Officer in 1997, President in 2002, and CEO in 2015. Overall, she has been responsible for the development, redevelopment, acquisition and disposition of more than $15 billion in retail assets.

“As the retail industry pivots to massive mixed-use redevelopment opportunities where Milhaus excels, having Jodie’s expertise and guidance will be game-changing,” stated Tadd Miller, co-founder and CEO of Milhaus. “Very few understand the importance of community and integration of the built environment like Jodie and the EDENS team, and working with her and the rest of the board to capitalize on the upcoming opportunities in this space will be transformational for the Milhaus enterprise.”   

McLean joins Milhaus’ Board of Directors as the first female member. Her wealth of expertise and knowledge in strategic leadership, forward-thinking and the retail sector of real estate will bring a new and innovative perspective to the board.

“I am looking forward to working with like-minded people who understand the importance of community and the role vibrant streets play in building strong neighborhoods,” added McLean. “Milhaus has distinguished themselves as leaders in transforming and invigorating urban environments. I look forward to working with Tadd and the rest of the Board on continuing this forward-thinking mission.”

McLean serves on several boards including Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. She is also a Trustee of Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and The Real Estate Round Table. McLean is a member of the Liberty Fellowship (Aspen Institute), Class of 2009. A native of Chicago, McLean holds a B.S. in Finance and Management from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, and a degree from South Carolina Honors College.

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