Michael P. Kercheval Biography

Michael P. Kercheval
President and CEO

Michael P. Kercheval is the President and Chief Executive
Officer of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
He joined ICSC in January 2000 and was elected to the position
of President and CEO in May 2001, becoming only the third
CEO in the association’s more-than 50 year history.

An economist by training, Mr. Kercheval started his career at
the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the US in 1982 as an
economist in its investment research area. Over the years, he held
a series of positions culminating with the title of Senior Vice
President and Portfolio Manager of Equitable’s US $12 billion
commercial mortgage portfolio. Following the acquisition of
Equitable Real Estate in 1997, by Lend Lease, Kercheval was
named Principal and CEO of Lend Lease Latin American Realty
Advisors, Ltd, operating in Buenos Aires, Argentina and
Santiago, Chile.


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