Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> June 21, 1999

John S. Moody – Cornerstone Properties Inc

John S. Moody is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Properties Inc., a New York City-based REIT with a market capitalization of approximately $4.5 billion. The Company owns 21 million square feet of Class A office space in eleven major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Cornerstone Properties stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CPP and is also traded in Europe. Before joining the Company in 1995, Mr. Moody was President and CEO of Deutsche Bank Realty Advisors, Inc., and earlier, President and CEO of Paine Webber Properties, a real estate syndication, advisory and asset management firm. Earlier, Mr. Moody was President of The Moody Corporation, where he master-planned, developed and sold property. Mr. Moody co-founded Wood, Campbell, Moody & Gibbs, where he practiced real estate law for ten years. He received a B.A. from Stanford University and a J. D. with Honors, from University of Texas. Mr. Moody is a current member of the Board of ProLogis Trust and is former Chairman and current board member of AFIRE (Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate). Profile
TWST: First, give us a quick background summary on Cornerstone, to put

into context what you see as your business and what you see as your

company today.

Mr. Moody: Cornerstone was founded as