Lisa Palmer Biography
President and Chief Executive Officer
Regency Centers Corporation
Appointed: January 2022
Term expires: December 31, 2022
Lisa Palmer has served as president and chief executive officer of Regency Centers Corporation in Jacksonville, Florida, since January 1, 2020. Regency Centers Corporation is a real estate investment trust and a preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of open-air shopping centers. Regency Centers Corporation owns over 400 shopping centers, comprised of more than 55 million square feet of retail space.
Prior to her current role, she served as president and chief financial officer from 2016 to 2019, executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2013 to 2015, and senior vice president of capital markets from 2003 until 2013. Ms. Palmer has held various other leadership positions with Regency Centers Corporation since 1996.
Before joining Regency, she was a consultant with Accenture and a financial analyst for General Electric.
She is a member of the boards of directors of the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Brooks Rehabilitation, and the United Way of Northeast Florida. She also serves as second vice chair of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit). Ms. Palmer is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and Innovating Commerce Serving Communities.
She earned a BA in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.