David B. Henry

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David B. Henry

Investors & Developers
What he does: president and CEO, Kimco Realty
In position since: 2010*
Why he is powerful: Kimco Realty, a REIT based in New Hyde Park, N.Y., owns and operates the largest portfolio of neighborhood and community shopping centers in North America and had a market cap of $6.4 billion in mid-March, according to Bloomberg. As of Dec. 31, 2009, Kimco owned interests in 1,478 retail properties comprising 152 million square feet of leasable space in 45 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and South America, according to its Web site. David Henry, who has been president since November 2008, became CEO at the end of 2009, replacing founder Milton Cooper who remains as executive chairman.

*Assumed role on Dec. 31, 2009.