Urban Edge Appoints Two Federal Realty Executives COO, President of Development

by Camren Skelton

New York — Urban Edge Properties has named Chris Weilminster as COO and Don Briggs as president of development.

Weilminster and Briggs both join the New York-based REIT from Federal Realty Investment Trust, where they held senior leadership roles. The new roles will be effective on or before December 31.

Weiminster most recently served as president of the mixed-use division and executive vice president of leasing at Federal Realty, a company he was with for 28 years. He will replace Urban Edge COO Robert Minutoli, who plans to retire at years end. Briggs was Federal Realty’s vice president of development.

“Chris and Don set the gold standard in retail real estate development and leasing, and we are thrilled to welcome them to Urban Edge,” says Jeff Olson, chairman and CEO of Urban Edge. “With their experience, creativity and leadership, we are well positioned to redevelop our existing assets and seize on acquisition opportunities we expect will be coming.”

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