Daniel Khoshaba, CEO, Board of Directors

Daniel Khoshaba

Daniel Khoshaba has a proven track record as a successful investor and founder of companies in multiple industries including manufacturing, finance and real estate.

In 1976, Dan co-founded Spie Tool Company, a manufacturer of specialty cutting tools serving industries around the globe.  Spie Tool grew to become one of the leading specialty manufacturers of cutting tools in the United States.

In 1992, Dan joined the Wall Street firm, Salomon Brothers as a senior analyst following the Packaging and Industrial Industries. In 1994, Dan became one of Salomon’s youngest partners. He also ranked “Top Analyst” in the prestigious Institutional Investor Survey for nine straight years.

In 2004, Dan co-founded KSA Capital Partners, a long/short equity hedge fund which became one of the top performing funds in the industry as noted by Barron’s. “Not many hedge-fund managers trace their investing roots to a factory floor. But that’s how Daniel Khoshaba, one of the world’s best-performing long/short equity-fund managers, came to understand the industrial, consumer and materials stocks.” – Barron’s September 30th, 2013 issue titled, “Talking with Daniel Khoshaba Hands-On-Investor”. That same year, Hedge Funds Review voted KSA the Best Long/Short equity hedge fund in the Americas.

In 2012, Dan self-funded and co-founded City Sunstone Properties.  Between 2012-2016, CSP acquired retail strip malls, shopping centers, office complexes, and raw land for development. The company’s portfolio primarily consisted of newer properties in sub-markets with strong demographics and high traffic counts.  Much of the portfolio was sold at multiples of CSP’s initial investment between in 2016 and 2018.

Dan has been a board member of NYSE and NASDAQ companies, a partner at major Wall Street firms and successful real estate investor and developer for over 30 years.  Dan has built and managed numerous investment and operational teams in his businesses and has strong capital markets experience.  Dan earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

M. Andrew Franklin, Chief Operating Officer

M. Andrew Franklin

Mr. Franklin has over 19 years of experience in retail real estate and is currently Chief Operating Officer where he oversees the property management and lease administration for select assets within the Wheeler portfolio.

Prior to joining Wheeler, Andrew was a Partner with Broad Reach Retail Partners where he ran the day-to-day operations of the company, managing the leasing team as well as overseeing the asset, property and construction management of the portfolio.

Additional previous industry experience includes serving as an Acquisitions Officer in the Midwest for Phillips Edison and Company, Principal at PPM Consulting, a boutique Asset Management and Brokerage Company in Maryland. He began his career at The Holladay Corporation, a mix-use development company in Washington, DC.

Mr. Franklin is a graduate of the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Crystal Plum, Chief Financial Officer

Crystal Plum

Crystal Plum has been with WHLR since 2016 and holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. She brings to Wheeler over eleven years of experience in public accounting with an emphasis in the real estate and financial institution industries. She oversees corporate accounting, manages internal and external financial reporting and SEC compliance. She previously served as the Vice President of Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting.

She has experience reviewing and performing audits, reviews, compilations and tax engagements for a diverse group of clients, as well as banking experience. She has written two financial based real estate articles that have been published, hosted real estate focused networking events and was named to Inside Business’ 2016 Top 40 Under 40. Prior to joining WHLR, Crystal was with Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP(DHG).

Crystal graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration – Accounting and Finance and is Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Angelica A. Beltran, Vice President of Project Management & WHLR Corporate Secretary

Angelica A. Beltran

Angelica Beltran joined Wheeler in 2001, and currently serves as the Vice President of Project Management, Principal Broker for Wheeler Real Estate Company and as Corporate Secretary for Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (WHLR). She has over eighteen years of experience in commercial real estate primarily with leasing and developing grocery-anchored shopping centers and retail strip centers.

She co-manages the leasing team and is responsible for the lease documentation and marketing for Wheeler’s portfolio. Additionally, she oversees the company’s real estate licensees and third-party client relations. Angelica’s in-depth transaction experience with properties owned by Wheeler and by multiple third-party clients includes millions of square feet of independent and national tenants such as Starbucks, Food Lion, TJ Maxx, Verizon, Jenny Craig, Fresenius Medical, Papa Johns, Sentara Medical, Family Dollar, Anytime Fitness, Jimmy Johns and the like.

Angelica is licensed as a real estate broker in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and served on the Virginia ICSC Next Generation Planning Committee. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and a minor in Business Administration.

Elizabeth Hedrick, Vice President of Human Resources & Administration

Elizabeth Hedrick

Elizabeth Hedrick joined Wheeler in March of 2018. She brings to Wheeler, over ten years of diverse human resources expertise in the areas of compensation, benefits, process and policy development and implementation, employee relations, training and development, employee engagement, payroll, talent acquisition, workforce planning, compliance, and management.

As an HR Professional, Elizabeth has worked with privately held companies, to publically traded Fortune 100 and 500 companies. She has supported companies with as many as 500+ employees, with several language barriers, as well as operations in different states and countries. Prior to joining Wheeler, Elizabeth was at PAPCO, a World Fuel Services Company, and Highliner Foods (formerly Icelandic USA).

Elizabeth holds the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional certification (SHRM-CP). She is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Hampton Roads Society for Human Resources Management (HRSHRM), National Human Resources Association (NHRA), Human Capital Institute (HCI), the American Payroll Association (APA), and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Rebecca Schiefer, Director of Accounting

Rebecca Schiefer

Rebecca Schiefer joined Wheeler in November 2003 and has over 18 years of accounting experience in commercial real estate.

She oversees the Corporate and Property Accounting Departments. Prior to joining Wheeler she was the Corporate Accounting Supervisor of Advantis Real Estate Services Company, a subsidiary of the St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE).

Rebecca graduated from Radford University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Patrick Gundlach, Director of Financial Reporting

Patrick Gundlach

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Amy Sliker, Director of Property Operations

Amy Sliker

Amy Sliker has over 24 years of experience in commercial real estate and is currently Director of Property Operations where she manages lease administration,facilities and property management operations for assets within the Wheeler portfolio and for third party clients. Amy provides oversight in the delivery of asset services, as well as support Wheeler’s real estate professionals with a focus on continuously strengthening the property operations platform. Her strength lies in her ability to drive results and improve efficiencies. She previously served as the Director of Lease Administration and Risk Management.

Prior to joining Wheeler, Amy ran day-to-day operations of a mixed use public – private development, managing property management, facilities, maintenance and security teams. Additional previous industry experience includes Regional Director of Property Management.

Amy holds the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) and a Real Property Administrator (RPA) certifications currently.