Real estate trust STORE names Freed to general counsel job

STORE Capital Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has hired Chad Freed to be executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Freed comes to STORE Capital from Universal Technical Institute, where he was general counsel and vice president of corporate development. He previously worked at the law firm Bryan Cave, where he was a senior associate of corporate finance and M&A, where he focused on public company representation, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

“All of us are really happy to welcome Chad to the STORE team,” said Christopher Volk, STORE Capital’s CEO, in a statement. “As a long-time Arizona resident, Chad was known to us and brings to STORE extensive knowledge and experience stemming from 15 years in public company corporate general counsel service. In addition to his expertise in the areas of SEC compliance, corporate governance and risk mitigation, he also oversaw corporate contractual lease relationships with institutional real estate landlords. As a member of our executive team, Chad’s experience will play a key role in supporting STORE’s continued growth and commitment to best practices in corporate governance.”

Freed received a Bachelor of Science in International Business and French from Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School. He is admitted to practice law by the Arizona State Bar.

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