Luke J. Petherbridge
Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
Mr. Petherbridge has been Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of PS Business Parks since July 2022. Mr. Petherbridge is Link Logistics’ Chief Executive Officer, responsible for Link Logistics’ overall strategic direction with a particular focus on driving profitability and building a winning corporate culture. Mr. Petherbridge has over 15 years of financial and global real estate management experience, most recently serving as the chief executive officer of Shopcore from May 2016 to September 2020 and LivCor properties from July 2019 to September 2020. Mr. Petherbridge previously held the positions of chief financial officer and treasurer of DDR Corporation from December 2011 to May 2016, one of the largest owners of shopping centers in the United States. While at DDR, Mr. Petherbridge served in various roles and held responsibilities including capital raising activities, balance sheet management, lender relations and execution of various corporate-level transactions. Before DDR, Mr. Petherbridge served as chief executive officer and a director of shopping center owner EDT Retail Trust (formerly Macquarie DDR Trust) from April 2008 to September 2010 and as director of transactions with Rubicon Asset Management from June 2003 to April 2008, where he oversaw approximately $5 billion of transactions across real estate and real estate structured finance markets in the United States, Europe and Japan. Mr. Petherbridge received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Macquarie University.
Mr. Petherbridge is a trustee and member of the Executive Board for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and he also serves as a board member of World Business Chicago, Chicago’s public-private economic development agency. In addition, Mr. Petherbridge is co-founder and chairman of CoreGiving, an organization that seeks to fight childhood hunger and food insecurity.
Matthew L. Ostrower
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Mr. Ostrower has been Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of PS Business Parks since July 2022. Mr. Ostrower is Link Logistics’ Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all aspects of corporate finance, including treasury, cash management, financial planning and analysis, accounting and tax. Prior to joining Link Logistics in 2019, Mr. Ostrower served as Chief Financial Officer of various REITs, including SITE Centers, which invests in shopping centers; Retail Value Inc., among the largest owners and managers of value-oriented retail real estate in the U.S.; and Equity One, an owner of coastal shopping centers, which merged with Regency Centers in 2015. Mr. Ostrower has also held the positions of managing director and associate director of Research at Morgan Stanley and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, a publicly traded retail REIT, from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Ostrower received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Tufts University and a dual Master of Science degree in Real Estate and City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Pell has been President of PS Business Parks since July 2022. Mr. Pell is Link Logistics’ President and Chief Investment Officer, responsible for portfolio management, including all capital deployment and disposition activities with a focus on ensuring Link Logistics has the best portfolio to service the needs of its customers. Prior to joining Link Logistics in 2019, Mr. Pell served as chief investment officer at Gramercy Property Trust from 2016 to 2018, an investor in and asset manager of industrial and office real estate. Mr. Pell played an integral role on the leadership team that grew the company from an enterprise value of approximately $200 million to over 80 million square feet of real estate before it was acquired by Blackstone in 2018. Mr. Pell has also served as a director in the Investment Department at W. P. Carey & Co., as a director of Business Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment and as an analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. Mr. Pell is a National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and Urban Land Institute member and he also serves on the board of the Newport Festivals Foundation, which produces both the Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festivals. Mr. Pell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.