Diana M. Laing Biography
Diana M. Laing
Diana Laing served Interim Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Hawaii's leading owner and operator of grocery and drug store-anchored retail centers, from November 2018 to May 2019, and was elected to their board of directors in April 2019. From May 2014 to June 2018, Ms. Laing served as the Chief Financial Officer of American Homes 4 Rent, a publicly traded REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, leasing and operation of single-family homes as rental properties. From May 2004 until its merger with Parkway Properties of Orlando, Florida in December 2013, Ms. Laing was the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Thomas Properties Group, Inc., a publicly traded real estate operating company and institutional investment manager focused on the development, acquisition, operation and ownership of commercial properties throughout the United States. She was responsible for financial reporting, capital markets transactions and investor relations.
Ms. Laing served as Chief Financial Officer of each of Triple Net Properties, LLC from January through April 2004, New Pacific Realty Corporation from December 2001 to December 2003, and Firstsource Corp. from July 2000 to May 2001. From August 1996 to July 2000, Ms. Laing was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Arden Realty, Inc., a publicly traded REIT which was the largest owner and operator of commercial office properties in Southern California. From 1982 to August 1996, she served in various capacities, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Southwest Property Trust, Inc., a publicly traded multi-family REIT which owned multi-family properties throughout the southwestern United States. Ms. Laing began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Ms. Laing is a member of the board of directors or Spirit Capital, Inc., a publicly traded REIT, where she serves as chair of its audit committee. In January 2019, she was elected to the board of directors of CareTrust REIT, Inc., and serves on its audit and compensation committee. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma State University Foundation.