Mr. Hampel serves as Executive Vice President of the company. He joined Branch Properties, LLC in 2002 as its Director of Asset Management. Prior to Branch, Mr. Hampel was Vice President with Cousins Properties Incorporated from 1996 to 2001, a diversified real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his time at Cousins, Mr. Hampel held management positions in the shopping center real estate industry for 14 years, starting with Western Development Corporation in Washington, DC and, subsequently through mergers and acquisitions, CNM Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Hampel served as CNM Associates’ Chief Operating Officer in 1994 and 1995. Mr. Hampel is a Certified Shopping Center Manager and attended Michigan Technological University.