Edward A. Eickhoff - Executive Vice President, Development & Operations
Edward A. Eickhoff is Executive Vice President Development and Operations for Imperium Group. He is responsible for overseeing development, construction and operations, including contract negotiations with tenants in the course of coordinating new development projects and the redevelopment of assets for the Company. Prior to joining Imperium Group, Mr. Eickhoff spent over 30 years at Ramco Gershenson Properties Trust, a premier national publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT). During his tenure at Ramco Gershenson, Mr. Eickhoff held several executive positions including Vice President of Leasing, Vice President Asset Management and most recently, Executive Vice President Development.
Throughout his career, Mr. Eickhoff has made volunteerism, especially in government relations, a priority. At the national level, he has been on the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Economic Policy Subcommittee since January of 2009 and has served as the Chair since September 2015. Additionally, in May 2017 he was appointed the ICSC Central Division Government Relations Chair. At the state level, Mr. Eickhoff has been a member of the ICSC state committee since 1990 serving as State Director (1996 – 1997 and 2004 – 2006) and as Government Relations Chair (2013 – 2016). Mr. Eickhoff also supports the ICSC PAC and is Treasurer of the Michigan Commercial Real Estate PAC. Mr. Eickhoff was awarded the ICSC William M. Sulzbacher Government Relations Award in November 2013 and the ICSC Distinguished Service Award in May 2018. Mr. Eickhoff is also Chairman of the Oakland University Economics Department Board of Advisors, a member of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the Michigan Association of Planners.
Mr. Eickhoff is a graduate of Oakland University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He maintains the Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) and Certified Retail Leasing Specialist (CLS) designations with the International Council of Shopping Centers.