Phillips Edison & Company Inc., an internally-managed real estate investment trust, has promoted K.C. Bills to vice president of portfolio management and development.
In his new role, Bills will continue to oversee properties in the company’s western region and will also lead the company’s nationwide development efforts, including sourcing and executing on new ground-up development opportunities.
“K.C. has been a great addition to the company since joining us in 2017,” said Joe Schlosser, senior vice president of portfolio management at PECO. “He has strengthened retailer relationships, guided the cross-functional team focused on PECO’s western properties, and identified numerous development opportunities.”
Bills joined Phillips Edison in 2017 as regional vice president of portfolio management, overseeing the company’s western region. Prior to joining PECO, he served as vice president of investments at Trammell Crow Company, where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing real estate investment opportunities.
He holds an MBA in finance and real estate from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in management from the School of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University.
Phillips Edison & Company Inc. (formerly known as Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT I Inc.) is one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers. The company manages a portfolio of 338 properties, including 300 wholly-owned properties, comprising approximately 34.1 million square feet across 32 states (as of March 31, 2019). The company’s offering was declared effective by the SEC in August 2010 and raised approximately $1.8 billion in investor equity before closing in February 2014.