John E. Abdo
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
John E. Abdo has served as a member of our board of directors and as Vice Chairman of our board of directors since 2002. From December 2015 to May 2017, Mr. Abdo served as Acting Chairman of our board of directors. Mr. Abdo has also served as Vice Chairman of BBX Capital since 1993 and Vice Chairman of BCC since 1994. In addition, he served as Vice Chairman of BankAtlantic from 1987 until the completion of the sale of BankAtlantic to BB&T during July 2012. Mr. Abdo is President of Abdo Companies, Inc. and a member of the board of directors and certain committees, including the finance committee, of the Performing Arts Center Authority. Additionally, Mr. Abdo is the former 20-year President, and current member of the investment committee of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. He also served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Benihana until August 2012. Our board of directors believes that it benefits from the contributions that Mr. Abdo makes, and the perspective that he adds, to the board, many of which are the result of his knowledge of our business and affairs based on his service as Vice Chairman for the past fifteen years, and his experience and knowledge regarding the real estate sector generally.