Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> February 8, 2010

Udr, Inc. – David L. Messenger

David L. Messenger is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UDR, Inc., where he oversees the areas of accounting, risk management, financial planning and analysis, property tax administration and SEC reporting. He joined the company in August 2002 as Vice President and Controller. In that role, Mr. Messenger was responsible for SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and supervision of all accounting functions. In March 2006, Mr. Messenger was appointed Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the company. And in January 2007, while retaining the Chief Accounting Officer title, he was promoted to Senior Vice President. In June 2008, he was named Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Messenger was owner and President of TRC Management Company, a restaurant management company in Chicago. He has worked as a Controller at HMS Resource, Inc. Mr. Messenger began his career with Ernst & Young LLP as a Manager in their Chicago real estate division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and an M.A. in accounting from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Profile
TWST: For the benefit of readers who might not be familiar with the company, would you start with a brief history and overview of UDR?

Mr. Messenger: UDR (UDR)is an apartment REIT that owns and