Mark S. Ordan
Mark serves as an independent director for Federal Realty, a position he has held since February 2019. Most recently, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Quality Care Properties, Inc. until its sale to Welltower Inc. and ProMedica Health System in 2018.
Following undergraduate studies at Vassar College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Mark began his career at Goldman Sachs before founding Fresh Fields Market which he ultimately merged with Whole Foods Market in 1996. What followed over the next 20 plus years were roles as chief executive at enterprises including Balducci’s, a gourmet supermarket chain; The Mills Corporation, a publicly traded retail real estate company; Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., a publicly traded owner/developer of senior living communities; and Washington Prime Group, a publicly traded mall REIT, before stewarding Quality Care Properties.
Mark serves on the boards of The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Holton Arms School, Vassar College, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and previously served on the board of Federal Realty from 1995 through 2005. He is a recipient of the Hitchcock Humanitarian Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is an inductee of the Washington D.C. business hall of fame.
Mark, with his extensive experience in the grocery business, publicly traded real estate, strategic planning and his historical knowledge of Federal Realty, is a valuable member of our board.