Chaim Katzman is the founder, controlling shareholder and Chairman of Gazit-Globe Ltd, a leading international real estate company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: GZT), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: GZT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: GZT).
Mr. Katzman is also the founder, controlling shareholder and Chairman of Norstar Holdings (formerly Gazit Inc.), the parent company of Gazit-Globe; Vice Chairman of Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG), the Chairman of Citycon (OMX: CTY), and a director of First Capital Realty Inc. (TSX: FCR. Mr Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)
He received an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University Law School and in 2011, founded the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.