David J. LaRue Biography

David J. LaRue
President and CEO of Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
Elected ICSC Chairman

Mr. LaRue became a Director of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. in June 2011 as well as becoming the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  An employee of the Company since 1986 LaRue brings vast experience in virtually every aspect of the business, along with broad strategic, operational and financial acumen to the Board.

Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, LaRue served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Earlier in his career with the company LaRue served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Commercial Group, Inc., the Company’s largest strategic business unit. He is also an officer and/or director of various subsidiaries of the Company.

Prior to joining Forest City in 1986, LaRue was an Internal Auditor and Financial Analyst with the Sherwin-Williams Company.  LaRue is a member of the 2013 NAREIT Board of Governors; a Trustee, member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Capital Committee and Board of Directors of the Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts; a Trustee and member of the Finance Committee of the Lawrence School and a former member of the Board of Directors of CubeSmart, a public storage company, from 2004-2013.  LaRue has been selected by the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Board of Trustees Nominating Committee to serve as the assocation’s Chairman for the 2013-2014 term.  LaRue was elected at ICSC’s annual meeting of members in May, and is the association’s 54th Chairman.


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