Boston Properties' senior management team is among the most respected and accomplished in the REIT industry. Our deep and talented team of thirty individuals averages thirty-one years of real estate experience and eighteen years with Boston Properties. We believe that our size, management depth, financial strength, reputation, and relationships of key personnel provide a competitive advantage to realize growth through property development and acquisitions. Boston Properties benefits from the reputation and relationships of key personnel, including Owen D. Thomas, Chief Executive Officer; Douglas T. Linde, President; Raymond A. Ritchey, Senior Executive Vice President; and Michael E. LaBelle, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Our senior management team’s national reputation helps us attract business and investment opportunities. In addition, our other senior officers that serve as Regional Managers have strong reputations that assist in identifying and closing on new opportunities, having opportunities brought to us, and in negotiating with tenants and build-to-suit prospects.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Boston Properties is currently comprised of eleven diverse and highly accomplished individuals who are dedicated to serving the best interests of our stockholders. A majority of the members of the Board of Directors qualify as "independent directors" under the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange. The Board is responsible for directing and providing oversight of Boston Properties' management and has created committees comprised of independent directors to assist it in fulfilling its obligations. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Board, or a committee thereof, reviews management's strategy, approves and implements governance policies, monitors its own performance and the performance of top management, and provides oversight of financial reporting and legal compliance.