Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 28, 2001

Gary Ralston – Commercial Net Lease Realty Inc (nnn)

GARY M. RALSTON, President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc., is responsible for overseeing the real estate investment trust's overall operations. Mr. Ralston has guided the company's growth from less than $20 million in real estate assets to its current level of more than $1 billion. Mr. Ralston holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, Specialist in Real Estate Securities, Certified Property Manager and Counselor of Real Estate designations and is also a Florida licensed real estate broker, mortgage broker and certified building contractor. He is a member of ICSC, a full member of ULI, a Director of the CCIM Institute, a member of the Burns Counselor Board of the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver, a former member of the Board of Governors of NAREIT, and was inducted as a Hoyt Fellow in 2001. Mr. Ralston is a frequent speaker and cited expert on net lease real estate and serves on the editorial advisory boards of Shopping Center Business, Institutional Real Estate Letter and Net Lease Forum. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief description of Commercial Net Lease

Realty, its history and evolution?

Mr. Ralston: Commercial Net Lease Realty was actually formed as Golden

Corral Realty